October 22, 2014 | Kingston, Jamaica | Nigel Coke/IAD Approximately two hundred pensioners from the Washington Gardens and adjoining communities in Kingston, Jamaica, along with the staff of the Western District Post Office in Kingston were feted during a pensioner’s health fair held earlier this month during World Postal Day. The fair, which is in [...]
Dozens of regional Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) directors, administrators and university leaders from throughout Mexico gathered for greater coordination in project development in communities throughout the country during three days of training in Riviera Maya, Mexico, last month.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Colombia recently distributed food to some 530 indigenous families in northern region where a deadly drought has claimed dozens of lives and livestock during the past few months.
Head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, Pastor Everett Brown challenged Christian men and those in the wider society to be agents of positive change in society and not just agents of procreation.
In addressing the gathering of approximately 3,000, most of the them men, during a Men’s convention at the NCU Gymnatorium in Mandeville earlier this month, Pastor Brown asked if they really knew who they were, what their purpose in life was and their role and responsibility towards family, church, and society.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Costa Rica, together with its church member volunteers, descended on the city of Heredia in Costa Rica last month to offer food to the homeless, showcase a health expo, and promote a recycling campaign, among other activities. The event, which took place in Heredia’s Central Park, brought young people to connect with onlookers and passers-by with a hug, a cheer and activities like face painting for children.
Hundreds of students from across Seventh-day Adventist Schools marched and played their instruments during a band festival last week in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Themed “Praising God with our talents,” the festival brought dozens of the 45 primary and secondary schools in the Central American nation to perform on their drums, trumpets, flutes, and cymbals in the city’s Central Plaza for a special program where the national anthem, pledge to the flag and a special prayer for Santa Ana were offered.
September 2, 2014 | Mandeville, Jamaica | Nigel Coke/IAD Career Librarian and Director of Library Services at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Grace Carr-Benjamin, M.L.I.S., was recently elected president of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL) during a meeting held in the United States. The ASDAL is an organization for individuals interested in Seventh-day Adventist [...]
The University of Southern Caribbean (USC) launched its Center for African Studies to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies, during a special activities held on campus in Trinidad and Tobago, Aug. 4, 2014.
Minister Councillor of the Nigerian High Commission Nasiru Waje commended university leaders for the initiative and said the center “should be viewed as an ‘Act of restitution’ as it helps to ensure that the contributions of Africans to humanity are well transmitted and documented.”
Nearly 2,000 young people, students and professionals from throughout Colombia, Peru and Argentina took part in an Adventist Missions International Congress coined as “I will go too.” The congress sought to motivate professionals and university students to serve in the mission field. Organized by Colombia Adventist University in Medellin, Jul. 31- Aug. 2, 2014, the event is third such event to promote the mission work around the world.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church held a series of activities earlier this month to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Adventist message entering Suriname. It was a celebration which gathered dozens of church leaders, government leaders and community members at the Chamber of Commerce in Paramaribo, Aug. 6-9, 2014.
Vice President of the Republic of Suriname Robert Ameerali praised the work of the church for its contribution to society during a prayer breakfast held with parliament officials and religious liberty leaders.