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Adventist Church in Inter-America Assesses Damage from Hurricane Irma and Begins Relief Efforts

Nearly a week after Hurricane Irma swept through dozens of islands in the Caribbean on Sep. 6 and 7, killing more than a dozen people and flattening buildings and homes, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is still trying to account for all of its members. No fatalities among church members have been reported yet.

September 14, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Adventist Church in Mexico Still Shaken From Deadly Earthquake

Seventh-day Adventists in Mexico are still reeling from the massive destruction caused by an 8.2-magnitude earthquake, which hit the southern coast of Mexico late on Sep. 7, killing dozens of people, flattening homes and buildings, and leaving thousands homeless.

It has been reported as the strongest quake to hit Mexico in a century. The epicenter was near the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca but felt as far away as Mexico City.

Top church leaders in the affected regions reported four members dead and many more hospitalized.

September 12, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Hurricane Irma Leaves Destruction in the Caribbean; Earthquake Shakes Mexico

As Hurricane Irma makes its way west toward the U.S. State of Florida today, the Seventh-day Adventist Church across Inter-America is still waiting to assess damage to the worst-hit islands in the Caribbean. The category 5 hurricane is responsible for 14 deaths, destruction, and leaving thousands homeless. So far, no loss of life among Seventh-day Adventists has been reported, according to top church leaders.

September 8, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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In Inter-America, First Adventist Photographers Conference Trains Communicators in Cuba

Dozens of eager Seventh-day Adventists from across Cuba and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean convened for the Adventist Photographers Conference last weekend at the Cárdenas Adventist Church in Cárdenas, Matanzas, Cuba.

The event, a first-of its-kind sponsored by the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Communication department in collaboration with the top church leadership in Cuba, brought training to the more than 80 in attendance. The goal was to teach the participants how to become more creative with visual communication in fulfilling the mission in their local churches and communities.

September 7, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Inter-America to Train Church Leaders During Online SeLD Conference

Hundreds of board members from across Seventh-day Adventist unions, conferences, missions, and educational and health institutions in Inter-America will have the opportunity to take part in a special online training on Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2017. Inter-American Division (IAD) top church leaders will conduct the orientation event from the headquarter office stationed in Miami, Florida, United States.

August 31, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Inter-America’s ASi Convention Challenges Delegates to Strive for Wellness and Greater Service

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventist business owners, lawyers and health professionals from across Inter-America were challenged to move forward in faith to expand the mission of the church in their businesses and communities, as the 16th Adventist-Laymen’s Services and Industries annual convention drew to a close in Panama City, Panama, on Aug. 19, 2017.

“You must have spiritual confidence in who God is, confidence in who you are in God, confidence in His power and confidence in the gifts He has given you,” said Dr. C. Wesley Knight, assistant professor of preaching and religion at Oakwood University, during the final charge of the event.

August 21, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Inter-America’s 16th ASi’s Convention Opens Focusing Members to Wellness and Service

Inter-America’s Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASi) Annual Convention kicked off last night in Panama City, Panama, challenging Adventist business owners, lawyers and health professionals from across the vast territory to trust God’s providence and commit to seeking wellness in the church and the community.

ASi is an organization of the Seventh-day Adventist laypeople involved in professions, industry, education and/or services and exists to challenge, nurture and provide experience in sharing Christ in the marketplace as well as supporting the church’s worldwide mission.

August 17, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Long-Standing IAD Vice President Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree in Jamaica

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree on Pastor Leon B. Wellington during the institution’s 94th Commencement (Graduation) ceremonies on campus in Mandeville, Jamaica, Aug. 13, 2017. Wellington, who recently retired from serving as vice president of the Inter-American Division (IAD), was honored for his service to religion and his contribution to Jamaica.

August 17, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Public Campus Ministries Strengthens Across Mexico and Central America

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists studying in non-Adventist universities in parts of Mexico and Central America recommitted to sharing hope on their campuses and communities recently, thanks to an initiative put in place by the church’s Public Campus Ministries. The initiative is designed to establish centers of Christian influence in universities not operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

August 15, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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International Conference Reaffirms God as Creator Through Scientific Evidences

Seventh-day Adventist educators, ministers and administrators from across the Inter-American Division (IAD) reaffirmed their commitment to teach, preach and share the biblical account of the origins of the world and its theological implications during a ten-day Faith and Science Conference held in Montemorelos, Mexico, July 20-30, 2017.

More than 500 delegates reviewed scientific evidences with some 35 Bible scholars and scientific experts to expand their knowledge of the natural world to share in classrooms, institutions, churches and around the world.

August 4, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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