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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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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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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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In Jamaica, Adventist Taxi Driver Rescues Father and Son from Flooded Home

When flash-flood waters rushed into Owen Taylor’s church, the Palmetto Gardens Seventh-day Adventist Church in Clarendon, central Jamaica, he took swift action. He swam through the rising waters to the home next door, where Henry Blair and his adult son were trapped.

Taylor, a taxi driver, and Junior George Wilson, a member of the same church, carried out this rescue operation just after lunch on Sabbath, April 22, 2017.






May 4, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Adventist Church in Cuba trains literature evangelists for the first time in 59 years

For the first time in 59 years, the Seventh-day Adventist in Cuba gathered dozens of colporteurs for an historic three-day congress in La Vibora Adventist Church in Havana, Cuba, last month.

The event, themed “Bringing Hope”, was a step toward reshaping the publishing ministries in Cuba from the ground up, said Pastor Erwin Gonzalez, publishing ministries director for the church in Inter-America.






April 26, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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After Decades of Prayer, Adventists Dedicate State-of-the-Art Church in Cuba

Years of earnest prayer came to a happy ending for the 200 members of the Cardenas Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cardenas, Cuba, as they dedicated a new church building in a special ceremony on April 22. Over 1,200 church leaders, members, government representatives and guests from across the island and other countries met for a special 3-hour dedication program of the new facilities, which included uplifting music, inspiring testimonies, and a baptism.






April 25, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Adventist Church signs Memorandum of Understanding with French National Academy of Medicine

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North Mexico, which has spearheaded the “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative across churches, schools and communities in North Mexico and other countries, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the French National Academy of Medicine. The memorandum was signed at the headquarters of the French National Academy of Medicine, in Paris, France, on Mar. 17, 2017.






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

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ADRA Responds to Victims of Recent Landslides in Colombia

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Colombia is providing assistance to the victims of the devastating landslides that killed 273 people in the southern part of the country last week. Hundreds more were injured and about 2,000 were displaced.

Heavy rain caused three rivers in Mocoa, Putumayo, to overflow causing landslides, which, in addition to the human casualties, destroyed homes and bridges.






April 4, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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President of Colombia Helps a 4th Grade Adventist Student With Her Homework

Eight-year-old Gabriela Rico, a student at the Libertad de Barrancabermeja Adventist School in Barancabermeja, Colombia, recently needed to complete a social studies assignment that would detail the accomplishments of the nation’s president. So she went online to contact Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos.






March 29, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Guyana President Calls Adventists to Strengthen Family Values

The president of Guyana attended a special rededication service at a Seventh-day Adventist church in the capital city of Georgetown on March 19, as part of a week-long celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the country.

During the service at the refurbished Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, President David Granger, addressed members and visitors, urging them to help strengthen the institution of the family, reported the Ministry of the Presidency of the South-American nation.






March 24, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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