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First adult bone marrow transplant successfully completed at LLU Cancer Center

The first adult bone marrow transplant has been successfully completed at Loma Linda University (LLU) Health. The patient, Merlin Decoud, from Moreno Valley, was successfully transplanted on Dec. 7, 2017. “Every step of the way we could not have asked for better people here,” Decoud said. “Cancer is a terrible thing to experience but Loma Linda has been a great experience.”

January 14, 2018 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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GYC Convention Emphasizes Practical Outreach

It’s an unusually hot December day when Janelle Glass walks by the row of yellow school buses lined up outside of the Phoenix Convention Center, the scourging heat tanning her Tennessean winter skin. It’s Friday at the annual GYC convention, to veteran “GYC’ers” also known as outreach day.

A bus stops at the valet section, and Janelle hops on, finding a spot on the front seat. “The first time I went door to door I was in Washington state for the Youth Rush [literature evangelism] program,” she says. One of the books she sold was The Great Controversy, which is the same book she has with her today, one copy for a divine appointment.

January 12, 2018 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Why Seventh-day Adventists Are Not Fundamentalists

“Seventh-day Adventists are not fundamentalists,” said Andrews University Church History professor Nicholas Miller in the opening plenary of the “Situating Adventist History” conference on the campus of Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States, on Jan. 8. The Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians event, sponsored by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and research and Washington Adventist University, brought dozens of Seventh-day Adventist historians, researchers, and professors together for two days of presentations, Q&A sessions, and discussions.

January 9, 2018 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Inter-American Leadership Looks to a “Brighter” 2018

Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders and staff members at the Inter-American Division (IAD) Office in Miami, Florida, officially welcomed the new year with praise and worship during a special devotional program on Jan. 3, 2018.

The more than 75 church employees who oversee the growth of the church throughout the IAD territory took time to reflect on the past year’s blessings and contemplate on what lies ahead as they seek to inspire the fast growing membership across borders and oceans to spread the message of the Gospel in their communities.

January 4, 2018 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Loma Linda University Medical Center- Murrieta Cancer Program Earns National Accreditation

Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta (LLUMC – Murrieta), which opened in 2011, was granted a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) for its cancer program.

CoC accreditation challenges cancer programs to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of care they deliver against national standards. Accreditation is earned every three years by participating in a survey process. The program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards and maintain levels of excellence in patient-centered care.

January 3, 2018 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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A New Year’s Message from Adventist World Church President Ted N.C. Wilson

As another year draws to a close, I would like to send my warmest greetings to our worldwide Seventh-day Adventist church family, and take a few moments to reflect on this unique moment in time—a time when we leave the old year behind and step into the new.

Certainly, we have all seen that life on this earth often brings a mixture of the good, and the not so good, of joy and of sorrow, of triumph, and sometimes, of tragedy. As those who love the Lord and follow Him, however, we have the wonderful promise of His continual presence through it all, as He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5).

January 2, 2018 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Bible Truth and Kindness in Faith and Practice

During the past several decades, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has clearly stated through officially voted statements and guidelines its Biblical position regarding human sexuality. Recently, questions have been raised regarding the beliefs and practices of the Church in regard to homosexuality and related issues. This statement re-affirms our Biblical stand and encourages a Christ-like approach to this challenging topic.

December 14, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Inter-America Launches Year of the Child and Adolescent Through Online Program

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America invited church leaders, teachers, department heads, church members and youngsters to get involved in what the church is calling the Year of the Child and Adolescent, set to begin next month. The invitation came as the top leadership launched an overview of its comprehensive initiative during an online program on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Inter-America’s Year of the Child and Adolescent initiative will seek to reinforce Christian values and encourage youngsters to study, live and share the message of the gospel with their friends and neighbors.

December 13, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Adventist Pastor Admitted to the Jamaican Supreme Court Bar

Omar Oliphant, created history in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica by becoming the first ordained minister to become an attorney-at-law. He was admitted to the Jamaican Bar on Dec. 7, 2017, in a ceremony held at the Jamaican Supreme Court in Kingston.

Oliphant, who pastors a district of five churches with a membership of over 1,000 is also the communication and youth director of the church’s northern region comprising St. Ann and Trelawny.

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

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IAD Leaders Debrief on Programs and Projects Accomplished and Look Ahead

Seventh-day Adventist Department heads at the Inter-American Division (IAD) were debriefed this week on initiatives and projects completed during the year and set their sights on plans and activities scheduled for 2018.

“We are here to work closer together, to see what difficulties you encountered this year and see how we can support the department or ministry which you lead,” said Pastor Israel Leito, president of the church in Inter-America.

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

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