Zimbabwe is abuzz about Jesus as the Seventh-day Adventist Church enters its final week of evangelistic meetings and the health minister, overwhelmed at the sight of thousands of people receiving free healthcare at an Adventist-organized clinic, asked the church to consider building a hospital.
Tens of thousands of people are gathering nightly for a two-week evangelistic series in several hundred churches and other venues.
Rather than travel to South America on the usual mission trip to build housing, an Adventist professor tasked his class with constructing one of the world’s smallest homes.
The result — a fully-functional and livable miniature house measuring a mere 148 square feet (13 square meters) on an 18-foor (5.5-meter) flatbed trailer — provides a model that the Andrews University students plan to replicate and build for underprivileged people in the community.
The 60th General Conference session will offer several firsts: electronic voting, a mobile app, an electronic agenda for delegates, and, most crucially for the rest of us, an opportunity to review the agenda in advance.
Usually the General Conference Secretariat, which sets the agenda, provides the information only to the delegates. But for the first time it is making details of the plan available to the world church before the July 2-11 business meeting starts at the Alamodome stadium in San Antonio, Texas.
A major evangelistic series in Zimbabwe gathered steam on its second day Monday, with attendance at the main meeting outside the capital, Harare, nearly doubling in size from opening night to reach about 18,000 people.
Two weeks of “Revelation of Hope” evangelistic meetings are being held at 87 sites in 17 cities countrywide following months of preparatory work through 5,000 small group Bible studies and Voice of Prophecy classes.
A major two-week evangelistic series began on Sunday evening with thousands of people gathering at 87 sites across Zimbabwe, including 10,000 people in a large field and parking lot outside the capital, Harare.
The “Revelation of Hope” meetings, part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Mission to the Cities initiative to share Jesus in the world’s biggest cities, will culminate on Sabbath, May 30, with an expected 30,000 baptisms.
Free camel rides. A Bedouin tent. An iPad giveaway.
Homer Trecartin, leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Middle East and North Africa, batted back and forth these ideas at a brainstorming session with his communication coordinator, Chanmin Chung.
The leader of the Adventist Church in Nepal said overwhelming fear gripped the capital, Kathmandu, after a major earthquake struck on Tuesday, two weeks after another earthquake killed more than 8,000.
Umesh Pokharel, president of the Nepal Section, part of the Southern Asia Division, asked for Adventist believers worldwide to pray for the country.
Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson has embarked on a South American tour that will see him speak 26 times in 11 days as he attends baptisms, parades, and building inaugurations from Peru to Easter Island.
The frenetic pace will keep up after the trip ends. Days after returning to Adventist world church headquarters in the U.S., Wilson will depart for a two-week evangelistic series in Zimbabwe.
As the 2016 United States election cycle begins, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is aware of the increased interest in the presidential candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson.
Dr. Carson’s story is well known to most Adventists, and he is a well-respected physician.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hungary and a breakaway group of hundreds of former Adventists has agreed to put aside past grievances and work toward healing a 40-year schism.
The Hungarian church split in 1975 amid a protest by young pastors and other members over local church leaders’ collaboration with the Council of Free Churches, a body formed to represent the common interests of small Protestant denominations that later become a tool of the communist state.