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NewsPoints, December 3, 2014

The Mamawi Atosketan Native School (MANS) received "academy" status from NAD during the 2014 Year-end Meeting, making it Canada's first and only mission school to become part of the sisterhood of Adventist senior academies. MORE

Ellen White is listed in the Smithsonian Magazine's list of "100 Most Significant Americans of All Time." Instead of ranking each listing, Smithsonian listed them according to ten different categories. Ellen White is, of course, listed under "Religious Figures," where "Curiously, she is provided more space than any other religious figure — a full-page article illustrated with a full-page drawing," according to the Adventist Review. MORE 
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Reminder - Join the NAD Prayer Ministry all-night Prayer Call, from 10 p.m. ET Thursday, Dec. 4, to 5 a.m. ET Friday, Dec. 5. Join anytime throughout the night, even if only for a few minutes. Links: A few suggestions; Request weekly prayer requestsSend prayer requests by 5 p.m. ET, Thursday. MORE 

World Religions: Sikhs, Seventh-day Adventists, and Mennonites, a CBS Interfaith Special, will be broadcast Sunday, December 14, on CBS. It will look at three faiths and ask them to share their beliefs, traditions, histories and modern voice. Check your local listings. MORE  


The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education, produced by Journey Films, will begin airing on PBS WORLD in December. The one-hour documentary tells the story of how Seventh-day Adventists have built one of the largest faith-based school systems in America, founded on teaching the whole child body, mind and spirit. Broadcast timesPurchase The Blueprint.

All three of Journey's films about Adventists are available as "The Adventists Trilogy" in a Collector's Edition DVD set of three. They include, "The Adventists," "The Adventists 2", and "The Blueprint." Available through Adventist Book Centers (800-765-6955) or on AmazonMORE 


The new book "Questions and Answers About Women's Ordination," compiled by Martin Hanna, a professor at the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University, and Cindy Tutsch, former associate director of the E. G. White Estate, answers questions about ordination. MORE.  Order through the Adventist Book Center (800-765-6955).



I'm Thankful Because...

View thankfulness through the eyes of children at Sligo Adventist School in Takoma Park, Md. 
Watch the video.


Reaching Out in Love

Sharing their home Bible studies with family and friends via the Internet expanded the REACH of the Guarismas, who were just recently baptized. One of their sisters decided to be baptized too, and traveled from Venezuela with other family members coming along to witness the baptism. After returning home, this sister invited another 10 people to participate, via video conference. MORE

December 3, 2014
December Focus: Christian Hospitality
Dec. 6, Bible Sabbath

January Focus: Friendship Evangelism
Jan. 3, Day of Prayer
Jan. 18-24, Religious Liberty Week

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources
Dec. 13, Adventist Community Services
Jan. 24, Religious Liberty

Sample Offertory Readings


Upcoming Events

Some 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, Kansas City, MO 

June 19-21, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Brooklyn, NY

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: The Missing Ingredient, by S. Joseph Kidder, p. 32

NAD News: Excellence in Teaching Awards, University Honored for Promoting Work Place Health, Adventist Heritage to Become Part of Ellen G. White Estate p. 11

NAD Update: Your Best Pathway to Health Leads to San Antonio, p. 14

NAD Perspective: Religion: Pure and Undefiled, by Dan Weber, p. 17


Dec. 7-13: This coming week, please pray for the Southwest Region Conference, with 104 churches and 24,567 members.

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