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Together with the Pathfinders, the author gives a missionary book in Brazil

Camporee gives Pathfinders many learning opportunities and is the perfect place for them to share what they’ve learned with the community around them. This is just what club members from Brazil and Chile did on Thursday, January 10, as they handed out copies of the book Hope for the Family: The Road to a Happy Ending, in the town of Barretos. Co-author of the book Pastor Willie Oliver, who with his wife, Elaine, directs Family Life Ministries for the Adventist World Church, accompanied...

Adventist Church in Inter-America embarks on mission to seek former church members

It’s no secret that people are leaving the church. This alarming fact has Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Inter-America focused on a major initiative to seek and reconcile thousands of former members across the more than 22,000 churches and congregations in the territory. Coined as the Inter-American Division’s (IAD) “Ministry of Reclaiming and Discipleship of Former Members”, the initiative was officially launched through an online program on Jan. 12, 2019, from Miami, Florida. Seeking...

NAD hosts first Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 78 percent of the world’s population is unable to worship their God in whatever way they see fit.   Today, on Religious Freedom Day (Jan. 16, 2019), local faith and civic leaders gathered at the North American Division (NAD) headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, for the NAD’s first Religious Freedom Prayer Breakfast. They celebrated the freedoms enjoyed in the United States and prayed for guidance in further fostering and sharing it with others.  “We...

In Switzerland, Adventists take part in suicide prevention initiative

Since 1980, volunteers of the Action Solidarités-Feu-Bessières have welcomed passersby on the 75-foot (23-meter) Bressières Bridge in Lausanne, Switzerland, for conversations during the festive season from December 23 to January 3. This year, three members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church took part in this life-saving initiative. Just before Christmas in 1980, Joël Albert, a local resident, witnessed someone jump from the Bressières Bridge. For years after, Albert spent the festive season...

 

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