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NewsPoints, May 7, 2014
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the first hospital in Maryland and one of only 177 in the U.S. to achieve the "Baby-Friendly" designation through the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Only 7.2 percent of babies in the United States are born in a Baby-Friendly designated facility. MORE


Oakwood University is one of three *HBCUs to win a $25,000 Campus Pride Grant in The Home Depot's 2014 RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL Campus Improvement Grant Program. The university plans to use the money to reseed the softball and soccer fields and install sprinkler systems. *Historically black colleges and universities  MORE
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Please "Like" the NAD Facebook page, where today we are approaching 60,000 likes. We share inspirational graphics as well as updates from other Adventist entities to help our page followers keep up with things that are happening in our division. Our total reach (number of people who see our posts) last week was 255,944. If your conference, union, school, Adventist organization posts something amazing, let us know and be sure to give us a link to share. NAD Facebook.


A global humanitarian engineering emphasis program will begin this fall in Walla Walla University’s Edward F. Cross School of Engineering. Students in the program will complete core engineering classes as well as courses in religion, business, culture, and ethics. Also required will be an international service or work experience, such as participation in Engineers Without Borders, student missions, or Peace Corps, or work with a non-governmental organization or company. MORE

Military Bible Kits (MBK) are offered by Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) for Adventists serving in the armed forces to help link them to the Church during challenging periods in their lives. The MBK reminds them that their Church cares.  Pastors or elders are encouraged to present the kit to a young adult Adventist entering the armed forces during a Sabbath service.  After encouraging the young adult to be faithful to Christ and witness for Jesus in their new journey, the pastor or elder might offer a prayer of dedication and then present the kit as a gift from the church. Churches can get the kits from a local or union conference or ACM and also from AdventSource (800-328-0525).  

Are you as fit as a Pathfinder? Follow the updates about the International Pathfinder Camporee to be held in Oshkosh, Wi., August 11-16, and find out. While Pathfinder clubs are signing up and getting in shape now (limit, 2,000 people), if you can't go, you can live vicariously through them. They will be participating in a three-day In Step for Life Challenge. This video will tell you more about it, including all about day two, which will include the "Muscular Challenge" with sit-ups, push-ups and burpees. Watch the videoLearn MORE and sign up. Pathfinder Clubs, sign up NOW, before this challenge is full!

Reaching Out in Love

REACH: Community Outreach and Evangelism
God’s Timing in Perfect in Indianapolis

At the end of the series of meetings 177 individuals graduated from the Discover Bible School.

NAD's outreach focus in 2014 has been Indianapolis – "Reach Indianapolis." Indiana Conference President Elder Van Hurst and the Indiana conference have been working for the past three years to reach out to Indianapolis through health fairs, Let's Move and other events. The outreach efforts culminated in a series of evangelistic meetings conducted at the Farm Bureau Building from March 14-April 12.  MORE


May 7, 2014
May Focus: Community Services
May 10, Youth Sabbath
May 17, Single Adults Sabbath
May 10, Disaster Famine & Relief
May 31, NAD Evangelism

Sample Offertory Readings

Upcoming Events

May Edition

NAD Feature: To the Greater Community, by Deena Bartel-Wagner, p. 34
NAD News: Thousands Gather in Miami for Just Claim It 4, Oakwood Choir to Compete in Latvia, Filmmakers Honored at SONScreen Festival, p. 11
NAD Update: Are We Still a Movement? by Tom Evans, p. 14
NAD Perspective: What is God Up To? by Justin Yang, p. 17
NAD Letters: p. 18


May 11-17 - This week, please pray for the Iowa-Missouri Conference with 110 churches and 11,426 members.


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