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They Had Rice and Beans for 50 But They Fed 150

The university teacher gave Kermyt Torres Castellano and the rest of his class a difficult homework assignment in Puerto Rico. Kermyt and his classmates needed to find someone in need and then help that person.

Kermyt liked to help people, but he wondered what he could do for his homework assignment. He spoke with several classmates, and they decided to team up to feed homeless people in their town. One student said, “I’ll bring rice and beans.” Another student offered to bring vegetarian meat, and others said they would bring salad and juice.

July 19, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Adventist University Trains Health Leaders and Enthusiasts To Promote Healthy Living

Seventh-day Adventist Church’s operated Montemorelos University recently trained dozens of health professionals and enthusiasts during its fourth training session of the “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative earlier this month, in Montemorelos, Mexico.

The “I Want to Live Healthy” program network, which is comprised of different church institutions, specifically in the North Mexican Region and South Colombia, prepares health promoters to lead the initiative which consists of the eight steps to living a healthy lifestyle: drinking water, keeping a positive attitude, eating salads, exercising, resting, avoiding poor foods, eating a better breakfast, less dinners and promoting happiness.






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

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In St. Maarten, Adventists March for Hope in Communities Affected by Crime

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists filled the streets of two St. Maarten neighborhoods to embrace communities reeling from a sharp increase in crime, illegal drug-use and violence during a March of Witness last month.

Leaders and members expressed the church’s loving support for families as they greeted residents during the March of Witness in the Dutch Quarter and Belvedere communities–two of the most densely populated communities.






July 7, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Destitute Jamaican Gangster Discovers God at Homeless Shelter

Andrew Carter first fired an automatic weapon at the age of 14 when he joined a street gang in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston.

He spent the next 15 years talking tough and shooting people as he rose through the ranks to become a leader of a gang engaging in the illegal sales of gasoline and marijuana.

Then one evening, several friends were chatting on the porch of Andrew’s house, and one of them accidentally fired an automatic weapon into the roof. Nobody was injured, but the incident scared Andrew’s girlfriend, Annette, who fell out of the bed in fright. She pleaded with Andrew to move to her uncle’s house in another town.






July 6, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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A Man in Mexico Says He is a Miracle of God

Would God go into a bar? Fermin says He did.

Fermin Espinoza Marin grew up in a Seventh-day Adventist home in Mexico, but he left God as an adult. He drank and smoked. He grew to hate his life so much that he longed to die. He told his old friends, “If I am found dead one day, don’t blame anyone because I wanted it.”

Then Fermin looked for new friends. He hung out with thieves and other criminals, but he didn’t treat them like friends. He yelled at them. He called them bad names. He threatened them. He hoped that they would get angry and kill him.






July 6, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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In North Mexico, Church Unveils Statue to Point to End-Time Prophecy

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tijuana, Mexico, unveiled a sculpture representing King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as described in Daniel 2 during a special art expo event last month at the “Casa de las Flores” center in the Xochicalco University in Tijuana, Baja California. The 4.5 meter-high statue, which included the four imperial governments of ancient Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grece and Rome, was created by Alfonso López.






June 30, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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First Grade Teacher Creates a Praying Classroom in Puerto Rico

Little Nancy raised her hand when teacher Maria de la Paz Rodriguez asked whether any first graders had a prayer request at the Seventh-day Adventist school in Puerto Rico.

“Please pray for my dog,” the girl said.

“We can include your dog in our prayer today,” Maria said.

After hearing all the children’s prayer requests, Maria prayed for Nancy’s dog. Then she went to a piece of paper in the corner of the classroom chalkboard. The paper had two columns on it: “Reasons to Pray” and “Reasons to Say Thank You.” Maria took a black marker and wrote “Nancy’s dog” under the column for “Prayer Requests.”






June 27, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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A Church Leader in Jamaica Says Nothing is More Powerful Than a Good Example

When Adrian Cotterell enrolled in 11th grade at a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school in Jamaica, he had no interest in Christianity. He didn’t believe in the soon coming of Jesus, and thought Adventists especially were foolish for worshiping on Saturday and refusing to eat pork.

Adrian chose West Indies High School on a hilltop in the central city Mandeville because he thought it was like other boarding schools where students could have parties.






June 27, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Honored by Britain’s Queen and Heaven’s King in Belize

The most exciting day in the young life of Leticia August was when her mother sent her from Guatemala to live with her grandmother in neighboring Belize.

Her parents were staunch Sunday-keepers, and Leticia was tired of being told that she couldn’t behave like the other girls.

“When I moved, I said, ‘Yes this is it!’” Leticia said.

Leticia started going to dances and parties. She felt like free at last. But she worried nearly every day, “What will happen to me if I die tonight?”






June 23, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Collaborative Efforts Result in 1,500 Baptisms in El Salvador

More than 1,500 people were baptized at the end of “Impacto Salvador,” a series of evangelistic meetings in El Salvador, last March. The meetings were a joint endeavor with the Atlantic Union Conference church region in the US, under the direction of Dionisio Olivo, Atlantic Union Conference Hispanic and Portuguese ministries vice president, and the El Salvador Union Mission. Atlantic Union officers, departmental directors, conference administrators, and pastors all participated in the meetings as they presented evangelistic messages simultaneously at 38 different churches in and around the capital city of San Salvador.






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

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