The Kansas-Nebraska Conference Adventist Community Services disaster response team is on location to assist with relief efforts following the EF4 twin tornadoes that wiped out most of the community of Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16.
According to John Treolo, director of Adventist Community Services, a distribution center is operating in Wisner, some eight miles from Pilger. Thanks to the generosity of nearby communities and national sponsors, supplies and donations continue to pour into the center.
Financial donations are needed for the purchase of supplies to respond to this and other disasters, including flooding and additional tornadoes. To donate online, click here. MORE
Andrews University has begun a Mobile Farm Market, selling produce from a truck. The food truck takes fresh produce provided by the Andrews University Student Gardens to locations identified by the county as areas with a high concentration of low income families who have limited access to produce and groceries. There they and sell it to local families for affordable prices. The mobile farm market accepts Bridgecard food stamps, cash and credit/debit cards. MORE
The ADVENTISTS 2 documentary film has won the prestigious Silver Screen Award at the 2014 U.S. International Film and Video Festival. The festival, which annually attracts some 1,000 entries from around the world for the various categories, was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif.
"Through the film we were able to raise awareness of how some 1.2 billion people around the world have little or no access to health care," said filmmaker Martin Doblmeier of Journey Films, whose films, including Bonhoeffer and The Power of Forgiveness, have won Gold and Silver in the past. "And where governments fail to provide, faith groups are stepping up to care for those most in need." MORE
Exhibitors: The 2014 NAD Women’s Ministries Convention will be held September 25-28 in Orlando, Fla. If you are interested in having an exhibit, please contact NAD Women's Ministries. Exhibitors must represent a Seventh-day Adventist ministry; the selling or promoting of food items, clothing, jewelry, gift items, etc. is not permitted.
Acts of the Apostles is now available in Braille, the raised dot system for the blind, from Christian Record Services for the Blind. To receive a copy, call Linda at 402-488-0981, Ext. 227. Be sure to ask about other portions of the Bible when you call. Watch the video[Video photo: Claire Marino reads from a Braille edition of Acts of the Apostles]
How do various types of spiritual responses to trauma and abuse affect a person's ability to overcome the negative effects of it? If we have high levels of spiritual involvement, does that reduce the negative effects of trauma on health?
In this video recording from the 2014 Summit on Abuse, NAD Health Ministries Director, Dr. Katia Reinert, presents findings of her study about "Exploring Resilience Factors for the Health Outcomes of Survivors"
There are many factors involved in resilience, and in this presentation, Dr. Reinert focuses on those associated with religion and spirituality, drawing from a sub group of the Adventist Health Study-2 which involved behavior and health. Watch the video.
REACH: Community Outreach and Evangelism Sharing the good news of hope and wholeness
More than 3,000 requests have been received from listeners of the "Fit-Positive-Confident," radio broadcast for the book, Creation Health Discovery. Fit-Positive-Confident is a daily half-hour radio show aired by Gordon Anic, pastor of the Arvada, Colo., Adventist church. The health and lifestyle program is sponsored by Adventist hospitals in the Denver area and airs on Colorado's most powerful Christian radio station, KLTT AM670.
The Arvada church of 519 members has grown by 260 members in seven years, with 45 baptisms and 10 professions of faith last year. They believe that making use of media outlets is a great way to reach people who would not find them otherwise. MORE: May, 2014 Mid-America Outlook magazine, p. 22
Cover Story: The Adventist Advantage: Findings from the Adventist Health Study-2, p. 24 NAD Feature: Adventist Volunteers Build Bridges to Health: Central and Northern California conferences help sponsor event, p. 32 NAD News: God's Perfect Timing in Indianapolis, Life on the Line Highlights Adventist Health Care, Pilot Program Educates Refugees, p. 11 NAD Update: InStep for Life: A three-day challenge on the rise, p. 14 NAD Perspective: Take a Chance, p. 17 NAD Letters: p. 18