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.
For Church Elder Michael Vernal and the members of the Regent Street SDA Church, in Kingston, Jamaica, March 11, 2017, will long be remembered as a very special day in the life of the church.
It was the first time that Vernal ever baptized anyone. His first candidate was his mother with whom he had shared the Word of God for more than 30 years.
Five months after Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti’s southern peninsula, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is still trying to cope with helping members restore their lives and rebuild dozens of churches.
The hurricane caused mudslides, bridges and roads to collapse, destroyed homes and churches, and displaced thousands of people.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (Haiti) in Haiti recently distributed water purification units and food kits to displaced families still affected by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the island nation last October.
Hurricane Matthew moved into Haiti’s south peninsula on Oct. 3, and stayed for nearly 36 hours at winds of 136 miles an hour, causing mudslides, flooding and bridges and roads to collapse.
It took two weeks and over 1,000 kilometers on the road in Costa Rica for a production team to film the best natural spots and animal shelters for the second season of the Animal Encounters series—a nature documentary produced by ARtv.
The production follows the successful series of Animal Encounters filmed in 2011. In that first series, felines, elephants, sharks, dolphins were featured. The series has been aired repeatedly on Hope Channel, Revelation TV in the U.K., Parables and Go Christian TV in the U.S., as well as Amazon Prime and ARtv.
Seventh-day Adventists-owned Andrews Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Kingston, Jamaica, was the Center of Excellence site where a patient was the first ever to benefit from a 4-level viscoelastic cervical disc replacement procedure.
The surgery, which will usher in a revolutionary new treatment approach in spinal surgery globally, was performed by a team of doctors led by Harvard-trained and world-renown orthopedic spinal surgeon, Dr. Kingsley R Chin on Jan. 30, 2017, using an advanced technology known as the Freedom Cervical Disc.
In the small Caribbean Island of Tortola, four Seventh-day Adventist congregations came together last week to offer free car washes for single mothers in their communities. Church members from the East End, Belle Vue, Purcell and Maranatha Adventist Churches connected with the 25 mothers and their families by contacts in the community and through social media announcements.
Church members were busy washing, cleaning and even preparing meals for what became an all-day event on Feb. 20, 2017.
A core group of Seventh-day Adventist communicators in Haiti took part in special training sessions last week to focus on sharing the message of hope in their communities. Nearly 100 traveled to the capital city of Port-au-Prince to learn more about church initiatives and resources, sharpen their skills, and network to better serve their local congregations and communities during the two-day event held Feb. 20-21, 2017.
Five deaf persons were among the 104 persons baptized during a tent evangelistic series held in Portmore, St. Catherine, in Jamaica, last week. The hard of hearing new members are the first to be baptized since the Church for the Deaf was established at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church three months ago.
Pastor of the Church for the Deaf Coneil Morgan, whose training in sign language gives him the ability to communicate effectively with members of the deaf community, said that the church has been growing and several hard-of-hearing individuals have expressed an interest in joining.
An Adventist school in the district of Benito Juarez in Mexico City, Mexico, was recently declared one of 20 best primary schools across the federal district. Miguel Angel Asturias Adventist School, a Pre-K to 9th grade institution, ranked number 17 out of the 3,036 primary schools in the capital city. The results stated that the Adventist school is considered as a Primary School of Excellence from an online grading system.