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NewsPoints, January 8, 2014
 Good News and Bad News! Registration has closed for the Prayer Ministries Conference (January 9-12) because too many people have tried to register! "Something is happening in NAD!" said Ruthie Jacobsen, NAD Prayer Ministries coordinator.
     There will be NO onsite registration! Only 710 people are allowed in the meeting room due to fire regulations. This number will have to be strictly adhered to. However, you can still "attend" the meetings through live-streaming HERE.  Get the schedule for live streaming
Changes in NAD's humanitarian outreach have been made, combining Hope for Humanity and Adventist Community Services, plus adding new leadership and promoting/giving new titles for some existing employees. MORE

The Voice of Prophecy (VOP) has announced plans to relocate from Simi Valley, Calif., to Loveland, Colo. VOP will move into temporary offices sometime this fall, with the goal of developing land next to Campion Academy. “We are excited to be re-booting the ministry in Colorado,” said Shawn Boonstra, speaker/ director. “Colorado will offer us a cost-effective, centrally located place to continue our evangelistic work, and to develop new and innovative outreach platforms. Technology has advanced in the last 84 years to the point that we can produce quality media content from almost anywhere," he said. MORE

Ron Halvorsen Jr.,has accepted a call to become president of the Ohio Conference. Previously pastor of College View Church at Union College in Lincoln, Neb., he succeeds retiring long-time President Raj Attiken. MORE

Ed Barnett has accepted a call to become Rocky Mountain Conference president. Previously serving as president of the Minnesota Conference, he replaces Gary Thurber, who recently accepted a call to be the executive secretary of the Lake Union Conference. MORE
Now in the USA: The Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Conference, February 12-16, originally slated for New Delhi, India, has been moved to Baltimore, Md. for the same dates. Many in NAD who might not have had budgets to travel to India might now be able to attend so please share this information with others who might be interested. Communicators, evangelists, Internet technologists and those looking for ways to share the Gospel online will have a chance to learn from others' experience and gain creative ideas for networking and sharing worldwide. GAiN will include the launching of "The Record Keeper," discussions and brainstorming on how we can use media and technology to reach the big cities with our message of salvation, and more. Registration cost is $150 per attendeem now through February 11.  MORE
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PSI is offering scholarships to a limited number of potential attendees at the Conference on Philanthropy to be held Baltimore, Md. this June. This offer is for out-of-town registrants. The scholarship does not include expenses, which should be handled by the organization or conference participant.  Scholarship applications will be due on March 3 and will be reviewed by an objective committee. MORE


The 2014 NAD Prayer Calendar can be downloaded to keep in your devotional corner, Bible, bedside, or wherever you might wish to refer to it. It includes a Daily Prayer Guide for prayer emphasis on each day of the week as well as the list of conferences to pray for each week. Get it HERE.


Did you know there is a celebration that expresses our closeness to Christ and willingness to serve others?
Fundamental Beliefs video #16 from My Way to Jesus

Just "Click" to share your beliefs: The Fundamental Beliefs videos and other updates are shared on the My Way to Jesus Facebook page and from there onto the NAD Facebook page. Both updates link back to www.MyWaytoJesus.com, NAD's "seeker site." The site offers options such as sending a prayer request, enrolling in the Discover Bible Course, watching a beliefs video, and a connection to Adventist Information Ministry where people can chat with someone about spiritual issues or things that are troubling them. "Like" these pages on Facebook, and then share the updates with your friends.

You can share the Beliefs videos on your own website: Just go to www.vimeo.com/channels/didyouknow for the entire video series and click on the "Share" button in the upper right corner of a specific video for the embed code, to share on social media or to email to a friend.
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REACH: Alignment within the Church
Adventist homes, schools, and churches collaborate to advance the mission of the church



Changing Copper into Gold - The Junior/Earliteen Sabbath school class of the Huntsville, Ala., Central SDA Church conducted a "Penny Project" mission, asking members to donate their penny collections in order to buy Navaho-language hymnals for the Diné Outreach Ministries in Page, Ariz. Diné was started by previous members of the Central Church. They counted and wrapped $135 worth of pennies, and with other contributions the total came to more than $300, which was enough to purchase 25 hymnals in time for Christmas and for the dedication of the Diné "miracle church." MORE (Southern Tidings, April 2013, p. 22)

January 8, 2014

Upcoming Events

January Edition

NAD News:  Theology of Ordination Study Committee (Report and Defining), pp. 11-13
NAD Update: New Parenting Resource Released, pp. 14-15
NAD Perspective: When the New Wears Off, p. 17
NAD Letters: p. 18
NAD Feature: Media Ministries for Maximum Exposure, pp. 33-39

Jan 12-18, Please pray for the New York Conference with 64 churches and 5,666 members.

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