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NewsPoints, November 12, 2014
The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Enactus team recently was awarded two $1,500 grants, one from Sam's Club, and the other from Walmart.

As part of the “Sam’s Club Step Up for Small Business” project, the grant will support the team’s Flower Facelift effort to help struggling businesses along Flower Ave. in Takoma Park, Md. become more successful. This ongoing Enactus team project has already turned around Rainbow Coin Laundry from the brink of bankruptcy to business success.

The $1,500 grant from Walmart was donated as part of the company’s “Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment” project. The funds will support the WAU Enactus team’s collaborative work with Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington in its JobQuest effort, which serves to help unemployed and underemployed individuals find and land jobs. MORE


[photo: Kenneth Hines Jr.]
The Breath of Life television ministry celebrated its 40th anniversary last weekend. The celebration took place at the Oakwood University Church in the U.S. state of Alabama where the ministry’s current Speaker/Director Dr. Carlton Byrd is the senior pastor. The program featured the ministry’s founder Walter Arties and former Speakers/ Directors C. D. Brooks and Walter Pearson. The two-day event featured sermons, baptisms, and musical selections from numerous choirs and the Breath of Life Quartet. Throughout its history, the Breath of Life ministry has launched 13 churches and baptized more than 20,000 people. - from Adventist News NetworkMORE  

To get involved with this important NAD ministry, go to www.breathoflife.tv/.

Two Pacific Union College departments have had incredible growth in their student headcount. Since the Fall quarter of 2009, the number of students declaring a major in religion or theology grew by more than a third, while the education department saw a significant increase in the number of students seeking teaching credentials and bachelor’s degrees in early childhood. MORE 

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Adventists in the News
Reminder: Visitors to the Washington, D.C. area who might wish to tour the Ellen G. White Estates should know that the White Estates section is closed for renovations. It is slated to reopen in mid-April of 2015.

“We want people to have an enhanced museum experience and come away from it knowing something they didn’t already know about Ellen White,” said estate director James Nix. “We also hope it will motivate people to read more of her writings,” he said. - from ANN News MORE
Bible Studies for sight-impaired individuals are available from Christian Record Services. The correspondence courses, for youth and adults, are available in braille, on cassette, and in large print. One does not have to own a Bible, as texts are quoted for them. 

The large-print and braille versions have quizzes to complete and return for grading. A certificate is awarded after completing each course. The audio courses have no quizzes to return and no certificates are issued.  Learn MORE

Share the 2015 Missionary Health Book, Health and Wellness Secrets that will Change Your LifeIt contains chapters written by doctors Ben Carson, Neil Nedley, Duane McBride, Katia Reinert, Gary Fraser, Fred Hardinge and others, about health and wellness topics such as depression, resilience, healthy relationships, active living, faith in God and many others.

Pre-order Health and Wellness through the NAD Health Ministries Department by January 31 to receive the discounted price of $0.65 cents each, including shipping.  Learn MORE and order 

Five videos are available to show for several consecutive Sabbaths between now and January at the NAD Health Ministries website to help motivate your church members to share.

There's a new NAD Pathfinder honor in Engineering, level 2. To earn this honor, one must be able to define engineering in general, define major four branches of engineering, as well as identify and define 15 additional disciplines of engineering. They must be able to explain the general responsibilities of an engineer and tell what type of education is needed for an engineering career and answer several questions about engineering. They need to tell of several Bible stories related to engineering, define some engineering terms, and answer other questions. An engineering project must be completed to earn the honor. MORE

A View of the Latest Archaeological Discoveries

Southern Adventist University's Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum offers a lecture series on the history and archaeology of the ancient Near East presented by leading experts from around the world. The series brings the latest discoveries from the southern Levant, Egypt, Cyprus, and Mesopotamia. Many are posted online. Increase your view of the world and Bible times by watching the lectures of your choice: Lectures on Archaeology 
Reaching Out in Love
Our mission: "To reach North America and the world with the distinctive, Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist message of Hope and Wholeness."

Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, has reached out to people of the Himalayan Hills bordering Indo-Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet-China, where most of the people are Buddhist and Hindu. Jesus 101 sent books, DVDs, and study guides to local pastor, Praveen K. Tamsang, who translated them from English into Nepali, Hindi, and Bengali. Many accepted Jesus as their personal Savior and are now taking Bible studies. MORE
November 12, 2014
November Focus: Prayer
Native Heritage Month
Nov. 15, Human Relations Sabbath
Nov. 22, Welcome Home Sabbath

December Focus: Christian Hospitality
Dec. 6, Bible Sabbath

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources
Dec. 13, Adventist Community Services

Sample Offertory Readings


Upcoming Events

Dec. 4/5, Prayer Call


Most of the following websites do not have 2015 information on them yet, but we are supplying the dates and where you will be able to find more information when it becomes available: 

Feb. 8-9, The One Project, San Diego, CA

Feb. 9-11, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Atlanta, GA

Feb. 27-Mar. 1, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Brooklyn, NY 

Mar. 2-6, NAD Health Ministries Training, Guam, Micronesia 

Apr. 08-10, ASI Pathway to Health Outreach- San Antonio Training, Glendale, CA 

Apr. 10-12, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Glendale, CA

May 1-3, NAD Health Ministries Training, Lincoln, NE 

June 28 - July 1, CALLED NAD Ministerial Convention

June 28 - July 1, Ministerial Spouses Convention 

Aug. 5-8, Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries (ASI) Convention

Sept. 20, Let's Move Day

Sept. 20-27, Let's Move Week 

Oct. 9-11, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Dallas, TX

NAD Feature: Thank God for Pastoral Families!, by Ivan Williams Sr., p. 32

NAD News: Breath of Life Celebrates 40 Years, Kerry Heinrich Appointed CEO of LLU Medical Center, Andrews University Hosts First-ever Pathfinder Day, p. 11

NAD Update: Embracing the Challenge, p. 14

NAD Perspective: "Iam Pagliacci, by Juliana Baioni, p. 17

NAD Letters: p. 18


Nov. 16-22: This coming week, please pray for the Southeastern Conference, with 142 churches and 46,019 members.


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