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“Wherever you are and in whatever setting you find yourself right now, God is calling to be part of His last-day message to a world crying for eternal answers.”

As Seventh-day Adventists we are people with a mission; we are people with a purpose. And what a privilege it is to be called by God to join Him in His amazing mission and purpose in these last days of earth’s history. In the past few months we have seen how quickly world events can change. Almost overnight, as it were, world economies were hit hard, community and business life almost shut down, and of course we’ve also seen terrible loss in human life. This has brought many challenges to our...

ADRA project contributes to the recovery of drug addicts

Seventh-day Adventists in Brazil are helping drug addicts rebuild their world, one life at a time. Surveys carried out in August last year in the country polling approximately 17 thousand people in more than 300 municipalities reveal that 4.9 million Brazilians have used some illicit drug in the last 12 months. The percentage is even higher among young adults in the ages of 18 to 24. Marijuana was the most consumed illicit drug in Brazil, followed by cocaine. Between 12 and 65 years old, 1.4...

Impossible Young Adult Conference Defies Limitations

Dozens of young people gathered in living rooms across South Queensland for the annual Young Adult “Exiles” Conference for 2020, which was hosted online over the weekend of June 19-21. “The most significant element of the entire conference was that young adults throughout South Queensland met in homes in small groups and engaged as a community,” said Alina van Rensburg, young adult ministry coordinator for the South Queensland Conference. The original conference was cancelled due to COVID-19...

Author Discusses New Edition of “Live More Happy,” a Sharing Book on Emotional Wellbeing

Dr. Darren Morton is director of the Lifestyle Medicine & Health Research Centre and an associate professor at Avondale University College. He talked about the new edition of Live More Happy and the timeliness of sharing this practical guide for emotional wellbeing. From a wellbeing perspective, what are the unique challenges you see in what we have all experienced in the past few months? Over the past few months, we have experienced unique challenges to our wellbeing. For some, the social...

Avondale University College to Undergo Sustainable Transformation

A faculty restructure and the introduction of a research fellowship are the first two markers on Avondale University College’s road map to sustainable transformation. The restructure will reduce the number of faculties from two—Education, Business and Science, and Arts, Nursing and Theology—to one. The fellowship, offered at different levels, will see staff members apply for, rather than receive, research funding. Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Kevin Petrie announced the decisions in...

“I’m a Recovering Racist.”

“Ah, you’ve got jungle fever.” I’d just told this individual that my girlfriend was a Pacific Islander. I knew they were joking, that they often had a cheeky, irreverent wit. I don’t remember how I responded but, 13 years later, I do remember the comment. When I wrote an editorial about cross-cultural marriage, I received a letter telling me that I should keep my marriage because God requires no divorce, but that we should never have children, because—I don’t remember the exact words—“half...

Reaching Hearts in Southern Asia

Sarah is a Global Mission pioneer who works in a large city in Southern Asia. When her husband left her four years ago, she knew she had to find a way to support herself. But she didn’t know where to look for a job. She prayed for direction and God impressed her to share His Word with the people living around her. Sarah began visiting her neighbors in their homes. “I prayed for the sick, and they got well,” she said. “I prayed for those who had evil spirits, and the spirits went away. I prayed...

Refugee Children’s Summer Camp Leads to Community Learning

Every summer, Adventist Muslim Friendship Association (AMFA), a North American Division-based initiative located near Chattanooga, Tennessee, provides a summer school for children of refugee families in the area. According to AMFA, the goal is to help integrate refugee children into the United States in a godly way. In 2016, around the same time that AMFA’s summer classes for children started, AMFA leaders began discussing activity options for the mothers that brought their children to the...

National missionary project unites adults and children in Paraguay

Seventh-day Adventists in Paraguay continue to carry out evangelistic activities in 2020, despite the challenges of a global pandemic and quarantine. The Church there recently launched “Acts 29,” a project designed to carry forward the outreach of the first Christians, as described in the biblical book of Acts, to the present day. Adventist Church departments of Personal Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, and radio/TV network Nuevo Tiempo Paraguay are involved in the eight-week...

G. Alexander Bryant Named North American Division President

On July 9, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee met virtually to receive the name of G. Alexander Bryant, the recommendation for division president, from both the North American Division’s nominating committee and executive committee. Bryant was confirmed in a vote of 153 to 5. Ted N.C. Wilson, General Conference president and, as policy indicates for the vote of division president, chair of the NAD nominating and executive committees held on July 6...