Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists in Medellin, Colombia, brought a smile, hope, and a health message to more than 80,000 people during a city-wide impact initiative held on Mar. 14, 2015.
The activity, coined as “A Smile for Medellin”, saw hundreds of students and faculty from Colombia Adventist University joined by thousands of church members eager to make the 2.1 million-populous-city, the happiest city in Colombia, organizers said.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cuba made history with 2,000 young people donating blood, conducting health screenings, and distributing thousands of books at two of the communist island’s most revered sites.
Many of the young people traveled for hours and over hundreds of miles to reach the city of Santiago de Cuba and participate in the event on its Plaza de la Revolución, the site of major government demonstrations, and Abel Santamaría Park, where an armed uprising in the early 1950s helped kick-start the country’s revolution.
Thousands of people, many hugging each other and weeping with joy, thronged around a vast lake for a mass baptism last weekend that concluded the Adventist Church’s first major evangelistic series in Nicaragua.
Dozens of pastors wearing white shirts and ties baptized 1,884 people in the rippling waters of Lake Nicaragua on Sunday. Another 200 people who could not make it to the lake were baptized in local churches, bringing the total number of nationwide baptisms since October to 12,000.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has opened its first wellness center in Venezuela, offering 60 patient beds, massage rooms, and a swimming pool for water treatments on a forest-covered mountain.
The facility, Centro Integral Adventista de Vida Sana, will provide natural remedies and preventative medicine to the surrounding community of more than 55,000 people and, church leaders said, serve as a testament to the power of God to provide construction materials at a time of economic crisis.
The Adventist Church in El Salvador has baptized 1,500 people, including 870 people on a sweltering Sabbath day, as it presses ahead with plans to establish 100 new churches in the first half of this year.
The church service at the Adventist Training School of El Salvador started early, at about 7:45 a.m. on March 14, to ensure that the 520 baptisms planned for the school could be held before the sun rose too high.
The mayor of Belize’s largest city praised the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its work in the Central American country and underscored his appreciation for its large network of local schools.
Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley, flanked by a vice mayor, welcomed Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson and his wife, Nancy, at the airport upon their arrival Thursday for the start of a six-country tour of the church’s Inter-American Division.
A 110-year-old man in Guatemala could well be the oldest man baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church and an example, church leaders said, that it is never to late to accept Jesus.
Joaquin Tzoc and his new wife, Petronilla, 98, became the first people in their large family to join the Adventist Church when they were baptized in the mountainous town of San Andrés Sajcabajá near the border with Mexico.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is wrapping up its first major evangelistic campaign in Nicaragua with four days of meetings by evangelist Mark Finley that will culminate with the mass baptism of more than 2,000 people in a lake this weekend.
Finley opened his meetings on Wednesday night to a packed hall of more than 3,000 people, most of them non-Adventists, in Managua, the capital of the Central American country.
Nearly 1,000 Seventh-day Adventists traveled to three main hilltops surrounding the city of Medellin, in Colombia, on Mar. 8, to pray and release solar balloons as they prepare for a city-wide impact next Saturday.
The project, coined as the “A Smile for Medellin”, will seek to bring smiles to the people of Medellin with acts of kindness, health expos, hospital and nursing home visitations and more.
Many Christians would not want to be caught dead in a bar. But a group of Jamaican Adventists spent four weeks in a bar — not drinking, smoking, or dancing but praising the Lord.
The Duncans Adventist Church organized an evangelistic series in the Logwood Walk Community rum bar after a long search for a suitable venue for the meetings in rural northwest Jamaicia.