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In Central Mexico, hundreds connect on social media to share about Jesus

Hundreds of Adventist young people in Central Mexico took to their mobile devices to share about Jesus during a live event held at the Adventist Central Church in Mexico City, on Feb. 11, 2017. More than 1,000 youth met with church leaders during a special program on Facebook Live which was viewed across the seven states comprising the Central Mexican Union, or region.

Themed “Conectados en Fe,” or Connected in Faith, the program consisted of young people sharing faith-based videos, images, and audio messages to five of their non-Adventist friends related to the “Fe de Jesus 2.0” or the Faith of Jesus 2.0 online Bible study course.

February 17, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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In Venezuela, Thousands of church members are certified to effectively teach Sabbath School class

More than 4,000 Sabbath School teachers across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Venezuela received special training last month to become more effective in leading the weekly Bible lesson and engaging members to deepen their knowledge of the Scriptures.

Sabbath school teachers received six to 12 hours of intensive training on how to understand the lesson while listening to God, organizing the lesson with an outline format, objective and reviewing Jesus’ method of teaching, finding teaching methods and understanding learning principles.






February 16, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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In Curaçao, church members seek out the elderly in their rural community

In a small picturesque village on the southwest part of Curaçao, a group of Seventh-day Adventists took the time to celebrate some of the oldest members of the rural community after the mass service at the local Catholic Church in Lagun. The church, which reportedly had been experiencing poor attendance, was packed on Sunday, Jan. 15, as 14 villagers 80 years old and up were honored in a special program and presented with a wooden token engraved with a Bible text.






February 14, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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In Jamaica, Northern Caribbean University to be key player in national potato-growing project

February 10, 2017 | Mandeville, Jamaica | Nadeen Campbell/IAD Staff Northern Caribbean University (NCU), an institution operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Jamaica for the implementation of the in-vitro propagation of Irish potato seed program. The MoU was signed between NCU, the Ministry […]

February 10, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Montemorelos University students take second place in national short film competition

A group of students from Adventist-operated Montemorelos University recently obtained second place for their film submitted during the 9th national university Hazlo en Cortometraje, or Do it in Short film, contest held in Mexico City, Mexico.

The contest promotes the creation and cinematography training of university students and former graduates by convening them in an annual for short films that propose creative solutions to the social and environmental challenges facing Mexico and the world.






February 10, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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In El Salvador, Adventist Church graduates thousands from its decade-long literacy program

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in El Salvador recently celebrated its decade-long literacy program by graduating more than 500 people who now know how to read and write. The students, mostly adults, smiled big as they held their certificate of completion during a special program held at the Central Adventist Church in San Salvador, on Jan. 17, 2017.






January 31, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Volunteers Construct Adventist Church in Dominican Republic

Seventh-day Adventists in a community 40 minutes north of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, now have a 100-seat church that attracts visitors and not the derision of neighbors.

The Portadores de Luz Seventh-day Adventist Church in Villa Mella had a chapel pieced together from scrap metal, until a squadron of Maranatha Volunteers International participants descended on the location and, in ten days, constructed a new church with a galvanized steel frame and block walls.






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

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In Dominican Republic, church inaugurates first combination church and radio antenna facility

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Dominican Republic recently inaugurated its first church equipped with a radio antenna to spread the message of hope to communities in the Maria Trinidad Sanchez Province on the northeast part of the island. The new church transmits the church’s Radio Amanecer station programming from its rooftop to a population of more than 195,000.

The new church called “Radio Amanecer I” becomes the 39th church to be built on the island in 2016, as part of an on-going annual church construction plan. The difference with the new building is that it’s not just a structure to transmit radio waves, but also a real church.






January 13, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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In Puerto Rico, Adventist Hospital inaugurates its first helicopter services to the community

Bella Vista Hospital, a facility owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, inaugurated its first helicopter during a short ceremony last month. The modern helicopter, which sits atop the hospital’s newest tower, represents a historic moment for the 62-year-old facility.

“With this new acquisition, Bella Vista Hospital is making history by providing air transportation to patients in need of immediate medical attention and direct access to the intensive care unit, operating room, and the emergency room service of our hospital,” said Luis Rivera, administrator of Bella Vista Hospital.






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

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In the Dominican Republic, Adventist University graduates record number of students

The Dominican Adventist University held double graduation ceremonies with a record number of students completing their undergraduate and post graduate degrees last month. Some 530 graduates from 17 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs marked a historic moment in the 41-year history of the Adventist institution in Sonador, Bonao, Dominican Republic, on Nov. 27, 2016.






December 16, 2016 in From the Field, RSS English by

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