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Loma Linda Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Organ Transplantation Program

Loma Linda University Health, an Adventist-managed institution in Loma Linda, California, United States, celebrated its 50-year legacy of providing organ transplantation to inland Southern California, and beyond. The anniversary luncheon on Nov. 19 highlighted the marvel of medical innovators and skilled surgeons as well as the generosity of donors and donor families.

November 30, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist Church Distributes 400 New Bicycles to Needy Families in North Colombia

Four hundred new bicycles were donated to children across the Wayuu ethnic community in North Colombia earlier this month, as part of a special initiative led by the Seventh-day Adventist Church called “Wheels to Educate.” So far, 1,000 bicycles have been donated to children in Uribia, La Guajira, the most drought-stricken area in the region. Over 600 bicycles were distributed last year.

November 29, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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TED-Style Life-Enrichment Talks Attract Hundreds in Australia

More than 800 people attended a TED-style weekend of presentations held in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, Nov. 4-5, and more than double that number watched online.

PROPHETICA 2017 featured a diverse list of presenters, including award-winning cookbook author Sue Radd, leading lifestyle disease researcher Ross Grant, radio host and history buff Lyle Southwell, and former punk rocker turned pastor David Asscherick.

November 28, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Church Leaders in the Middle East Respond to Egypt Mosque Attack

Rick McEdward, president of the Middle East and North Africa Union of the Seventh-day Adventists, strongly condemned the atrocious terrorist attack that took place on Nov. 24, 2017, on the Al-Rawdah mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed, in Sinai, Egypt.

“We strongly condemn the criminal act, which was committed within a sacred place of worship and prayer,” said McEdward.

November 27, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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In Puerto Rico, Church Reports Relief and Rebuilding to Proceed as Quickly as Possible

Two months after Hurricane Maria shut down Puerto Rico, parts of the island are still without power and water, hundreds of buildings and homes still await repairs, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to provide food and other relief services.

“This storm really hit us hard,” said Pastor Luis Rivera, treasurer of the church in Puerto Rico. Pastor Rivera travelled to Miami last week to report to top leaders at the Inter-American Division and Maranatha International Volunteers leaders on the property damages left by Maria.

November 23, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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US Adventist University Partners to Train Physicians in Africa

Loma Linda University Health is partnering with other Christian universities and hospitals in Africa and the United States to create a new program to support specialty training for physicians in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics in Africa.

During its inaugural meeting earlier this month, the Christian Academy of African Physicians (CAAP) was established to develop medical and spiritual curricula and to create partnerships that support the creation of new Christian primary care training programs for the continent of Africa.

November 21, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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Adventist Church in Inter-America to Launch Year of the Child and Adolescent During Live Event

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America has been preparing to launch its Year of the Child and Adolescent initiative in 2018 and will seek to reach as many local church leaders with a special launch program that will be streamed live over the internet on Dec. 9, 2017. The Year of the Child and Adolescent initiative will seek to reinforce Christian values and encourage youngsters to study, live and share the message with their friends and neighbors wherever they go.

November 20, 2017 in From the Headquarter, RSS English by

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Inter-America’s Bible Competition Finalists to Compete in Mexico

Young finalists representing Inter-America’s Seventh-day Adventist church territories will take part in the final Bible competition of the year on Dec. 2. Twenty finalists are set to travel to Riviera Maya, Mexico, to test their knowledge on the books of Daniel, Hosea and Joel after months of competing against peers across campgrounds and churches in their respective countries and islands.

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

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ADRA Continues to Assist Victims of Earthquakes in Mexico

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Mexico continues to assist hundreds of families affected by the earthquakes which struck several states in September, toppling buildings, killing dozens, destroying homes and leaving many homeless.

ADRA Mexico will have assisted some 13,000 people who distributed food baskets in dozens of communities in the States of Morelos, Puebla and Mexico City, at the end of this month, according to César Hernández, ADRA Mexico director.

November 16, 2017 in From the Field, RSS English by

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Opioids Epidemic Discussed at Adventist University Event

One of United States most prominent health topics came into focus last month with a panel of Loma Linda University Health experts identifying issues surrounding the opioid addiction and abuse epidemic, setting the stage for a discussion of proper pain management by health professionals and addressing underlying matters in addiction.

November 16, 2017 in From the World Church, RSS English by

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