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NewsPoints, March 19, 2014
Loma Linda University Health’s (LLUH) first national TV show, "Life on the Line," will soon reach 72 million American households. The program, which features courageous individuals and turns their journeys into a moving documentary series, premieres on PBS’s WORLD Channel.
     “This show isn’t just about the doctors, but how real people find meaning in the midst of a tragedy. This is where the real story lives and their strength of spirit shines,” says Patricia Kelikani, director of Advancement Films at LLUH. 
      "Life on the Line" is narrated by celebrity host and journalist, Lisa Ling, and produced by the 12-time Emmy Award winning team, Advancement Films. The show follows patients from Southern California to the Amazon, Haiti, and Egypt as they all fight a similar battle: to stay alive.
     It begins on April 4, at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT. MORE

Guam's JOY-FM Radio station's 23-year-old transmitter is at its "end-of-life" status. Recently it took a turn for the worse and required more than 100 skilled man hours, which were donated, to repair it. It is now transmitting, but the manufacturer no longer supports it. Listen to JOY FM onlineMORE  [Photo: Brook Powers and Samuel Gregory]
Adventists in the News

SONscreen Film Festival which will be held March 20-22, at Southern Adventist University campus in Collegedale, Tenn., begins tomorrow, March 20. Registration will be possible on site. MORE


Online courses in high-demand subjects are being offered by Oakwood University and Florida Memorial University, which have joined with The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College and Lumen Learning. They are using the Center's collaborative process for developing open education resources based courses.  MORE

SimpleChurchAtHome.com is now a global network. But what is most exciting is that simple churches are started by humble and committed lay people around the world. Simple Church reaches the mission field that exists where you currently live. MORE


Did you know death is a temporary state of unconsciousness?
Fundamental Beliefs #26 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 provides a connection to Adventist Information Ministry where people can chat with someone about spiritual issues or things that are troubling them. "Like" the above-mentioned Facebook pages 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, or to share on social media or email it to a friend.

Reaching Out in Love

REACH: Community Outreach and Development
A church plant expands outreach


The REACH Philadelphia Church, a 40-member Pennsylvania Conference church plant from the Chestnut Hill church, believes in impacting their community. In the past three years since they started meeting, they have received 13 new members who have joined through baptism and profession of faith. 
     In January 2013, following a community needs assessment, they began a tutoring center to support students from pre-K through 10th grade in reading and mathematics. The growing program, now with 17 volunteer tutors and 13 students, has changed lives. They’ve taken students that parents and teachers had written off and brought them from a failing level up to a high grade, which, in addition, helped to increase their confidence and self-value.
     Stretching their available volunteers from their small congregation to the limit, they are attempting to restore a recently acquired building (pictured) which will allow for a greater number of students to be able to receive this support in their academics and confidence. Additionally, they hope to offer urban agriculture, more Bible studies and even a vegetarian restaurant. MORE

March 19, 2014
April Focus: Community Services
Apr 5, Missionary Magazines (Signs, Message, El Centinela, Priorities)
Apr 12, Stewardship Sabbath
Apr 19, Literature Evangelism Sabbath
Apr 26, Education Sabbath

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources
Apr 12, Christian Record Services
Sample Offertory Readings


Upcoming Events

March Edition

NAD News:  Belfair Builds New Church Facility, Young People Participate in Skid Row Service Event, Witnessing Works with Fund-raising, pp. 11-13
NAD Update: Standards for Students: How Adventist educators relate to state standards, pp. 14-15
NAD Perspective: "The Master Wheelwright," by John Mathews, p. 17
NAD Letters: p. 18
NAD Feature: Give Blind Individuals a Chance, pp. 35-39


Mar 23-29, Please pray for the Illinois Conference with 99 churches and 13,181 members.

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