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In Central Mexico, hundreds connect on social media to share about Jesus

Hundreds of Adventist young people in Central Mexico took to their mobile devices to share about Jesus during a live event held at the Adventist Central Church in Mexico City, on Feb. 11, 2017. More than 1,000 youth met with church leaders during a special program on Facebook Live which was viewed across the seven states comprising the Central Mexican Union, or region.

Themed “Conectados en Fe,” or Connected in Faith, the program consisted of young people sharing faith-based videos, images, and audio messages to five of their non-Adventist friends related to the “Fe de Jesus 2.0” or the Faith of Jesus 2.0 online Bible study course.

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

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In Venezuela, Thousands of church members are certified to effectively teach Sabbath School class

More than 4,000 Sabbath School teachers across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Venezuela received special training last month to become more effective in leading the weekly Bible lesson and engaging members to deepen their knowledge of the Scriptures.

Sabbath school teachers received six to 12 hours of intensive training on how to understand the lesson while listening to God, organizing the lesson with an outline format, objective and reviewing Jesus’ method of teaching, finding teaching methods and understanding learning principles.

February 16, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Training center for religious freedom advocates opens at Adventist College in France

Church leaders, United Nations representatives, academics and students celebrated the opening February 4 of the International Center for Religious Freedom and Public Affairs at the Adventist Campus in Collonges-sous-Salève, France.

The college, located just a short distance from the French-Swiss border and the city of Geneva, has had many connections through the years with religious freedom luminaries.

February 16, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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In Curaçao, church members seek out the elderly in their rural community

In a small picturesque village on the southwest part of Curaçao, a group of Seventh-day Adventists took the time to celebrate some of the oldest members of the rural community after the mass service at the local Catholic Church in Lagun. The church, which reportedly had been experiencing poor attendance, was packed on Sunday, Jan. 15, as 14 villagers 80 years old and up were honored in a special program and presented with a wooden token engraved with a Bible text.

February 14, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Animal Encounters – Season II

Followers and fans of the Animal Encounters TV series will recognize the names, “Gabi from Germany, Cassila from Brazil and Kezia from Kenya.” Have you wondered how they’re doing these days and what they’re up to? If you’re among those fans, you’ll be excited to hear they have decided that, after seven years, it is time for another adventure, and Costa Rica will be the place!
There has been a flurry of activity in one of the small offices in the GC building this week, from the general direction of ARtv. Every last little cable, up to the larger pieces of gear, have been labelled and packed into their appropriate hard cases.

February 13, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist Youth urged to give blood as part of 2017 Global Youth Day

Young adults in Seventh-day Adventist congregations around the world are encouraged to donate blood as part of the church’s March 18, 2017 Global Youth Day. The effort seeks to combine community service with Christian witness.

According to a statement from the world church’s Youth Department, “There is a lot more to religious faith than simply going to church and listening to sermons. The true practice of religion involves the revelation of God’s love in living out Jesus’ gospel commission.”

February 13, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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In Jamaica, Northern Caribbean University to be key player in national potato-growing project

February 10, 2017 | Mandeville, Jamaica | Nadeen Campbell/IAD Staff Northern Caribbean University (NCU), an institution operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Jamaica for the implementation of the in-vitro propagation of Irish potato seed program. The MoU was signed between NCU, the Ministry […]

February 10, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Montemorelos University students take second place in national short film competition

A group of students from Adventist-operated Montemorelos University recently obtained second place for their film submitted during the 9th national university Hazlo en Cortometraje, or Do it in Short film, contest held in Mexico City, Mexico.

The contest promotes the creation and cinematography training of university students and former graduates by convening them in an annual for short films that propose creative solutions to the social and environmental challenges facing Mexico and the world.

February 10, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Adventist leaders call for training of next generation of leaders

Seventh-day Adventist world leaders called for the training of a younger generation of leaders to complete the church’s mission of spreading the gospel.

About 40 church leaders, including division presidents, university presidents, and senior General Conference officers, spoke about the role of young people at the 10th Global Leadership Summit in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. The annual event encourages world divisions to provide their members with regular leadership training opportunities.

February 9, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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In Inter-America, Church launches brand new textbooks for hundreds of its Adventist schools

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America recently launched the first of a series of textbooks for thousands of pupils across Adventist schools in the territory.

The brand new Spanish language textbooks will be used for first graders in 422 primary schools in the Spanish-speaking countries in the Inter-American Division (IAD).

February 8, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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