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In Turks & Caicos, Adventist Church Continues Providing Assistance to Community After Storms

While Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Turks and Caicos are pending insurance damage assessments from hurricanes Irma and Maria, church leaders and members have kept busy helping their own and reaching out to those in need across the islands of Providenciales, Grand Turk and South Caicos.

“In Providenciales where I live and where the bulk of the church membership resides, some 90 percent of the homes were damaged by Irma,” said Pastor Michael Smith, president of the Turks and Caicos Mission.

October 18, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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In Puerto Rico, Adventist Church Continues to Operate Despite Devastation

Nearly three weeks since Hurricane Maria destroyed everything in its path, the island of Puerto Rico and its people seem trapped in another time period. With power still out, food and gasoline scarce, banks not working normally, and not enough aid and supplies coming in, “hope seems nearly gone,” said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America after a two-day visit to the island.

October 9, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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In Inter-America, Adventist Church Creates New Committee to Coordinate Disaster Relief

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Inter-American Division (IAD) began coordinating disaster relief assistance for the affected territory devastated by the natural disasters which hit last month. Ten of the 24 major church regions across the IAD were hit by multiple earthquakes in Mexico and multiple hurricanes across the string of islands in the Caribbean.

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

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Adventist Church Faced With Rebuilding as Relief Efforts Begin in Dominica

Days after Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean Island of Dominica, leaving buildings, homes, roads and trees in shambles, Seventh-day Adventist leaders visited with local church leaders and members to offer solidarity, assess their needs and be updated on churches and schools. The Category 5 storm was one of the strongest to hit the island, killing dozens of people, overflowing rivers, destroying bridges and leaving the island without power, food, water and communication.

September 29, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Adventist Church in North Mexico Pledges Support for Disaster Victims

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North Mexico pledged support for church members affected by the earthquakes in the country and those affected by the hurricanes which hit the Caribbean territory this month.

During a special video message, Pastor Luis Arturo King, president of the church in North Mexico, called upon the membership of more than 150,000 to join in prayer and give a day’s worth of salary to those left homeless recently.

September 27, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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In the Dominican Republic, Master Guides Rescue Dozens from Flood Waters During Hurricane Maria

As heavy rains and winds from Hurricane Maria hit the east coast of the Dominican Republic on Sep. 21, 2017, a handful of master guides from two Adventist churches in Hato Mayor were busy rescuing dozens of people, including children and the elderly.

“We lived through a terrible experience,” said Luis Ismael Berroa, a master guide from the El Renacer Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hato Mayor. More than 100 people had already taken refuge at the church, but as water began to fill the building, they had to climb walls and fences to get to safety.

September 25, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Adventist Church in Puerto Rico Begins Recovery from Hurricane Maria

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Puerto Rico are finally beginning to connect with those around them after Hurricane Maria plowed through the island on Sep. 20, 2017. The Category 4 storm brought winds of up to 155 mph that killed 10 people, knocked down power lines and cellphone towers, flooded streets, and disrupted the infrastructure of the entire island like never before.

September 24, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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In Mexico, Adventists Assist in the Aftermath of Latest Earthquake

Hours after a powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday, Sep. 19, toppling dozens of buildings and homes and killing hundreds, Seventh-day Adventists sprung into action to assist in the recovery effort.

Top church leaders said no loss of life among church members has been reported so far. The earthquake took place on the 32nd anniversary of the powerful earthquake that hit Mexico City, killing more than 10,000 people in 1985.

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

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A Special Message From Pastor Israel Leito on Recent Natural Disasters in Inter-America

Ten Union in Inter-America have been battered or are under threat by natural disasters which have lashed across various islands and countries during the last few weeks.

From the very beginning, we have been in direct communication with local church leaders to get acquainted with the specific needs and help our church members to the best of our abilities. We have been informed of major damages in homes, schools, and church buildings. Losses amount to millions of US dollars. The saddest news, however, is that some people lost their lives.

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

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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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