Jamaica’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice Carol Palmer wants to see more Jamaicans particularly those from the religious community getting more involved in addressing cases of violence and to report crime.
Palmer was speaking to hundreds of worshipers at the Seventh-day Adventists’ Enditnow Women’s and Girls of Eloquence Morals and Standards (GEMS) Convention held at the West Jamaica Conference Center in Montego Bay, on Aug. 27, 2016.
Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist young people from dozens of pathfinder clubs in the state of Tabasco marched for respect, honesty and moral values during a large event held earlier this month. In uniform and holding banners and signs on the moral values the church teaches, the march made history in Villahermosa, one of the cities in Mexico perceived as the most insecure.
In a city with a rising crime rate according to statistics and media reports, the march was a positive activity for young people to take part in.
As the mosquito-bourn outbreaks continue to escalate in the Dominican Republic, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) volunteers on the island completed a six-month intervention program of visiting thousands of homes to educate the public on preventative measures against potentially fatal diseases caused by the Dengue fever, Chikungunya and Zika viruses.
Dozens of the deaf people from across North Mexico met for a four-day event to learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s commitment to assisting them in their spiritual growth.
Church leaders and members interested in ministering to the group met for the Deaf Congress at the La Morita campgrounds in Montemorelos, Mexico, Aug. 10-14, 2016.
Rosalie Adams became the first Seventh-day Adventist to become deputy governor of the British Virgin Islands during a special ceremony held last month.
Adams was appointed on Aug. 26, 2016 by Her Majesty the Queen through the Secretary of State for the Foreign Commonwealth Affairs and will function as deputy governor from September 1, 2016, until February 2018.
Dozens of Seventh-day Adventists from a small church on the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten took to the streets of Philipsburg to share smiles, show kindness and offer hope to pedestrians and motorists earlier this month. The outreach program is part of a comprehensive evangelism plan to reach out to more than 1,500 people.
This initiative is all about sharing the message of God’s love, said Pastor Marcos Salas, organizer of the event and leader of the 130-member New Bethany Spanish Adventist Church.
More than 3,000 young Seventh-day Adventists from 250 churches marched through the main streets of Santo Domingo on August 13, 2016, to promote abstinence from drugs and to choose Jesus.
They held banners promoting the Bible, health, and family unity, and distributed literature and prayed for onlookers and drivers during the four-hour activity.
Thousands of Seventh-day Adventists flooded cities and communities across Venezuela with a touch of kindness, a helping hand and a message of hope during a week-long outreach program held Aug. 7-13, 2016.
The program coined as “Close to You Venezuela—Smile, God Believes in You,” has become the church’s most comprehensive social program, benefiting more than 771,000 people in 50 cities in a single week.
The young, the old and the middle aged came out in their numbers to get physically active when the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Media Group took to the streets with the third staging of NCU FM’s 14 in 14 Education and Wellness Challenge – an all island road show, which covered 14 outside broadcasts in 14 parishes in seven days, last month.
While Jamaicans celebrated 54th years as an independent nation on Aug. 6, 2016, the spotlight was turned on the Christian community to examine its ways and “stop the finger pointing.”
The call came from Seventh-day Adventist Church President in Jamaica, Pastor Everett Brown, as he addressed government leaders and congregants during the church’s Day of Prayer for the Nation, celebrated on the first Sabbath of August each year.