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In Jamaica, Adventist church Says No To Violence

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist Church members in St. Catherine marched in the streets of Portmore on August 26, 2017, calling for the end of violence in the Jamaican society.

The march was done in observance of the EndItNow program – “a global initiative by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence around the world.”

September 18, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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From Sleeping on the Church Steps to Singing in the Pews

A homeless man went from sleeping on the steps of a local Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, to worshipping in the church and spreading the Good News of the Gospel.

It took Rudolph St. Clair Knight, 64, over a year of sleeping on the premises of the Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church in Frederiksted, St. Croix, to turn from a lifestyle of drugs, alcohol, and living on the streets, thanks to a breakfast ministry began by church members to feed the homeless and needy in the community.

August 11, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Catering for Christ Without Shrimp and Rum in Jamaica

Junior Roberts, 28, and his 27-year-old wife, Stephanie, ran into trouble when they were baptized and changed the business model for their catering company in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston.

They stopped serving lobster and liquor, and turned down lucrative contracts on Friday nights and Saturdays.

But the married couple said they have never been happier — and their business is now flourishing.

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

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In Jamaica, Adventists Offer Free Health Screenings with Scores of Rastafarians

Scores of members of the Rastafairan, Nyahbinghi Theocracy Order located in a community in Clarendon, Jamaica, were treated to free health screenings last weekend thanks to the efforts of the Three Angels Pharmacy Mobile Health Clinic—a clinic owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Rohan McNellie.

August 1, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Grumpy Belizean Scolds a Shy Missionary

Sadie McKenzie stood on the porch of her house in a village in the Central American country of Belize. The strangest thing was happening.

A young white man walked through an alley toward her. Then he stopped, turned around, and walked away.

A few minutes later, the man reappeared and slowly made his way toward her again. Then he stopped, turned around, and walked away.

Sadie decided that if he did the same thing a third time, she would stop him and demand to know why he kept turning back.

August 1, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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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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