Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson forcefully asserted that life has existed on the Earth for only a few thousand years, not millions of years, as he opened an educators conference in Utah on Friday, and he said teachers who believe otherwise should not call themselves Seventh-day Adventists or work in Church-operated schools.
Photos from Inter-AmericaSea of young people
Adelbert Soto of Puerto Rico spots the camera and smiles amid a sea of fellow youth delegates as they wait by the main entrance for the opening of Inter-America’s Youth Congress at the Mega Auditorium of Ciudad San Cristobal, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Jul 29, 2014. Nearly 6,000 delegates traveled from across the 24 church regions for the five-day event which concludes on Aug. 2, 2014. Image by Daniel Gallardo/IAD
Photos from Inter-AmericaMOVEmentum leader
Pastor Jose Rojas of MOVEmentum Ministries of North America chats with Orion Stereo radio crew of Totonicapan, Guatemala, at San Cristobal City Mega Auditorium, on July 28, one day before Inter-America’s Youth Congress is scheduled to begin. Rojas is among the guest speakers during the event which is expected to gather more than 6,000 youth delegates during the first four days of the congress and more than 12,000 during the Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 program. Image by Daniel Gallardo/IAD
Photos from Inter-AmericaWelcoming smiles
Seventh-day Adventists hold banners and signs welcoming the French Antilles Guiana and Southeast Mexico delegates due to arrive for Inter-America’s Youth Congress at Guatemala’s La Aurora International Airport arrival terminal exit, July 27, 2014. Nearly 6,000 Adventist youth from across the church’s 24 church regions will take part in the five-day event at San Cristobal City Mega Auditorium in Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 29 to August 2, 2014. Image by Daniel Gallardo/IAD
Photos from Inter-AmericaETV Costa Rica
Natalia Rojas (left) and Martha Gross (right) prepare to tape the first edition of a new program called NETV which will be transmitted through Esperanza TV Costa Rica, while Keisy Calderon gives instructions behind the camera, on July 21, 2014, in San Jose, Costa Rica. The channel operates from San Jose and belongs to the official network of television channels that the Adventist Church has around the world known as Hope Channel. Image by Karina Rodriguez/ETVCR/IAD.
Photos from Inter-AmericaMarch for LIFE
Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists took to the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, during a special “March for Life” last month. The event was part of a three-day initiative during the month to benefit communities all across the eastern region in Venezuela, with free health screenings, free haircuts, breathe-free plan to stop smocking, family counseling, and more. Young people spread message of hope as they marched holding signs which read “Smile, God believes in You.” Image by East Venezuela Union/IAD