Jamaican Adventist entrepreneurs create mosquito repellent and places 6th in international competition
Inspired by the need to have individuals protected after a 2014 outbreak of the Mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus (Chik-V) in Jamaica, which claimed scores of lives both locally and regionally, two Northern Caribbean University (NCU) students created an organic repellent, Guardana, which placed sixth in the annual International Business Model Competition (IBMC).
Chaplain of the School of Art and Communication in Montemorelos University Agustín Andrade prays with students during the day of prayer in schools and universities on March 9, 2016, across Inter-America. Students gathered in Montemorelos in the early morning and early evening for prayer sessions. Image by Roberth Cruz/IAD
Delegates from the Inter-American Division to this year’s Global Adventist Internet Network Conference held at General Conference Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, Feb. 24-27, 2016. Inter-America’s delegation was the largest group with nearly 50 communicators and technologist attending the annual convention. Image by Robert Valencia/IAD.
Seventh-day Adventists take a moment with open palms before prayer during a Sabbath School Congress focused on the “Lord Transform Me” initiative at El Paraiso Adventist Church, in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 16, 2016. IAD’s Lord Transform Me initiative seeks to empower church members to daily seek a transformation through God’s Holy Spirit, engaging them in spiritually-led activities and in active service at church and in the community. Image by East Venezuela Union/Facebook.
Phillip Castell (left), communication director in East Jamaica, shares a smile and shows off the bi-monthly video news report his staff has been producing for the region, as Abel Marquez (center), communication director in the IAD and Nigel Coke (right) communication director in Jamaica passed by the conference’s office in Kingston, Jamaica, Feb. 17, 2016. Image by Leon Ffrench
Seventh-day Adventists ride their bicycles on the main avenues in Mexico City as part of youth activity to promote health and hope. More than 500 church members from across 90 churches in the metropolis distributed thousands of books and magazines during the activity on Jan. 31, 2016. Images courtesy of Asociación Metropolitana de Mexico/IAD