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Church President Shares Message of Sympathy and Condolence

This week we have been tragically reminded we live in a world filled with suffering and sorrow, and I invite you, the world church family of Seventh-day Adventists to join me in praying for the victims and families who are suffering from these recent events.

Last Sunday a bus carrying 46 Seventh-day Adventists (many of them young people) from Chiapas, Mexico, plunged down a 90-meter (295 feet) ravine, killing 18. Another 26 were taken to a nearby hospital where a 17-year-old girl died from her injuries. The group was returning from a regional youth congress when the accident occurred.

May 26, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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The Adventist Church in the Trans-European Region Responds to Manchester Attack

With memories of the London terrorist attack in March still etched on our minds, today the United Kingdom woke up to the aftermath of yet another atrocity. Yesterday evening, May 22, Manchester, the United Kingdom’s second largest city, found itself victim to another act of terrorism. At the time of writing 22 people including children have lost their lives with over 60 hospitalized with serious injuries following a suicide bombing at the close of a concert in the Manchester Arena. Once again the nation is left pondering the futility of such senseless brutality.

May 23, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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World Church Youth Associate Director, Back at His Home Division

Associate youth director of the Seventh-day Adventist world church Jonatán Tejel was appointed as the new youth director of the Inter-European (EUD) church region, based in Bern, Switzerland. His appointment was voted at the Mid-Year Meetings of the church region, which took place in Friedensau, Germany, from May 21-23.

Tejel, who was born and worked in Spain before becoming an associate youth director of the world church, will return to his home division church region after twelve years in the United States.

May 23, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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In Mexico, Tragic Bus Accident Leaves 17 Dead and More Injured

Seventh-day Adventists in Chiapas, Mexico, are still in shock after a rented bus carrying 46 church members, mostly young people, fell into a 90-meter ravine yesterday killing 16 and sending 26 to nearby hospital. One 17-year-old girl died this morning because of her injuries, bringing the total to 17 deceased, church leaders said. The group was returning from a large youth spiritual retreat held on the beach in Costa del Sol, in the Pijijiapan district, on the pacific coast in southern Chiapas.

May 22, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Adventist Radio Looks to Adapt to Changing Trends, Technologies

The world of radio is changing. Analogue is switching to digital with AM and FM transmissions switching to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), online and broadcast-on-demand services. The listener has more choices, and in the youngest age-group (teenagers), only three percent listen to live radio. Spotify and social media fulfill their needs. The audience and audience expectations are changing too.

May 18, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Evangelist Cop Baptizes Colleague and Five others during Evangelistic Series

Police Corporal Wayne Bartley who serves as a church elder in the Ocho Ríos Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Ann, Jamaica, allowed the Holy Spirit to use him to spiritually arrest one of his colleagues and five other individuals during an evangelist series he conducted recently.

Bartley, who has been in the Jamaica Constabulary Force for the past fourteen years believes that while he works to keep law and order in the country, he has a commitment to God to recue persons from the clutches of sin and point them to Jesus Christ.

May 17, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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“Safest Hospital in Georgia” Featured in US News Outlets

Gordon Hospital, a Seventh-day Adventist healthcare facility in Calhoun, Georgia, United States, was recently featured in regional news outlets after two major health rating agencies gave the institution their best scores.

The 69-bed hospital, which is operated by Adventist Health System, received an A for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, and a 5-star rating by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Both ratings make Gordon Hospital the best in the state of Georgia, according to several regional news outlets that featured the relatively small health institution.

May 17, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Global Conference Focuses on Issues Impacting Families, Women and Children

Close to 400 delegates from over 60 countries made their way to a historic city to participate in a historic event on May 10-14. Amidst ancient structures perched along Europe’s iconic Danube River, Seventh-day Adventist ministry leaders from around the globe gathered in Budapest, Hungary for the first-ever International Leadership Conference focused on issues impacting families, women and children.

May 17, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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In Inter-America, Adventist Hospital Administrators and Leadership Start Comprehensive Training Program

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America in partnership with Loma Linda University (LLU) recently held a Hospital Leadership Training certificate program for hospital administrators and top management staff spread across Adventist hospitals in the Inter-American Division (IAD)/territory.

May 16, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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In Haiti, Adventist Church Opens Home for Earthquake Orphans

After seven years of planning, fundraising, and logistics efforts, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Haiti inaugurated a home for children orphaned by the deadly earthquake which struck the island nation in 2010. The orphanage in Diquini, Port-au-Prince was opened on April 25, 2017.

“Today is a day of victory,” said Pastor Jose Alberto Rodríguez, president of the church in Puerto Rico and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Puerto Rico director.

May 12, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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