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Government of Jamaica Grants National Honor to Adventist Pastor

Prolific preacher and president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in West Jamaica was the recipient of a National Award. Pastor Glen Samuels was recognized by the Government of Jamaica for his outstanding contribution to religion with the Order of Distinction, Officer Class earlier this week.

Samuels accepted his National Honor from Governor General of Jamaica, His Excellency, The Most Honorable, Patrick Allen during the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honors and Awards held at King’s House on Oct. 16, 2017. Samuels was among 171 persons who were conferred with national honors this year.

October 20, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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In El Salvador, Students March to Highlight Spiritual Values and Play Their Instruments

Hundreds of students from across the Seventh-day Adventist Schools in El Salvador took part in a massive march in the capital city of San Salvador last month. The march, held every year by the church, spotlighted spiritual values.

Church members and students held signs and banners and encouraged onlookers to end any kind of violence, whether verbal or physical, and combat evil with the love that Jesus teaches in the Bible.

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

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Governor of British Virgin Islands Visits Adventist Church, Shares Hope with Community

Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) His Excellency Augustus Jaspert recently visited the Carrot Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tortola to show solidarity to members of the community who suffered during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The category 5 hurricane displaced 22.5 percent of the population, which means more than 8,300 residents had to seek alternative shelter.

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

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Adventists in St. Croix Are Encouraged to Move Forward and Serve the Community

Seventh-day Adventists on the island of St. Croix were encouraged by church leaders to press on in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The powerful storm battered the island last month with winds in excess of 175 miles per house, destroying homes, displacing residents and leaving the community hurting.

“Do not allow anything to steal your blessing,” said Pastor Al Powell, youth ministries director for the church in Inter-America, as he addressed more than 500 church members on Sabbath, Sept. 30, 2017, at Peters Rest Adventist Church.

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

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In St. Thomas, Adventists Find Comfort in Worshiping Together After Hurricanes

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria pummeled St. Thomas and St. John in the Virgin Islands last month, taking off roofs, damaging buildings and downing electric poles, dozens of Seventh-day Adventists gathered on Sabbath, Sep. 24, to praise God, find comfort in worshiping together and share their testimonies through the storms.

The Category 5 storm peaked at 185 miles per hour on Sep. 6, and remained at the strength for 37 hours, killing three and displacing hundreds, authorities reported. Many Seventh-day Adventist were also displaced.

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

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ADRA Helps Coordinate Relief to Affected Islands in North Caribbean

The local Seventh-day Adventist Church in St. Maarten and Tortola, in collaboration with the Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA), is helping to provide relief to hundreds of displaced and distressed individuals from Hurricane Irma’s destruction last month.

ADRA has already provided over 1,000 hot meals over three days in St. Maarten and food baskets for over 500 families in Tortola, church leaders said.

October 3, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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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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