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NewsPoints, January 7, 2015

NAD will be the recipient of this quarter's Mission Offering. The projects to benefit from the offering will include 1) Harvest Time Appalachia Evangelism Program in West Virginia; 2) Bath houses and restrooms for Alaska's Camp Polaris Youth Camp; 3) Gyms for Adventist schools in Micronesia; and 4) the children's project will be for mattresses for the children at Camp Polaris. 

ADRA Canada has been awarded a $1.1 million grant for increased assistance for the people of Iraq who have been affected by regional conflicts. Thousands have had to flee their homes with nothing more than what they can carry. Beginning January 15, ADRA will use the funds to provide urgently needed winter items for over 25,000 people in the Erbil region of Iraq. Donate 

Kettering College will offer a new three-year bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care, beginning in the Fall of 2015. The new degree allows students to be admitted without any prior college experience. MORE 
Adventists in the News

AU Offers new doctorate in Urban Ministries for MDivs. The curriculum is a rigorous four-year experience plus a transformative project. Participants will work with a variety of real urban issues including housing, poverty, justice, hunger, education, human conflict, health services and empowerment. Application deadline: January 16.  MORE

Multilingual Ministries is seeking to establish a network of "Muslim Background Adventists" for the purpose of nurturing them and for learning from their experiences. If you are aware of any Adventist from a Muslim background, we will like to hear from you. Contact Muslim Background Adventists or call 423-994-8300.

For sharing: The NAD Executive Committee last November unanimously adopted a Statement that encourages “respectful, Christ-like dialogue” between Christians. It might be helpful to share occasionally, in part or the whole, on your conference or church website or social media pages, especially when there is a flurry of discussion of controversial issues. Share it from the NAD website or the NAD Facebook page.

CALLED, a quarterly digital magazine for ministers, is produced by the NAD Ministerial Department. Current platforms supported include Android, iPad and Kindle. There is also a PDF version for those who don't have access to an electronic tabloid. The latest 4th quarter of 2014 issue has just been released. Get downloading information, App store links, and MORE

Refresh your view of Christ. Watch this 20-minute video recorded at a recent One project held in Sydney, Australia just four months ago.


"Communion," (also on Vimeo) presented by Terry Swensen. See the One project FAQs.

"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself. John 12:32"

Reaching Out in Love

Our "burdens" may create our greatest bridge for connecting

Auntie Yelly - Korea    

"Those things which we bring to the table, which make us unique and bring a certain burden, God can and will use to reach some other ones in the field of our labor. In our case, our [three small] boys, which might cause most people to think that overseas mission work is not for them... are actually often our greatest bridge connecting us to people ... simply because we are out walking with our children!"  MORE

January 7, 2015

Upcoming Events

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 

July 2-11, 2015 GC Session, San Antonio, Texas

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: A Life-changing Ministry - To Celebrate its 40th Anniversary It Is Written Canada Looks Ahead, p. 32

NAD News: God Will See the Adventist Church Through; Ebola Crisis: Adventist Partners Saving Lives Together; Peace on Earth: VOP Produces ABC-TV Christmas Special, p. 19

NAD Update: Pray One Million - Breakfast with the Mayor and Other Miracles, p. 14

NAD Perspective: Putting on a New Shirt, by Dan Weber, p. 17


Jan. 4-10: This week, please pray for the Greater New York, and the New York conferences, with 213 churches and 33,562 members.
Jan. 11-17: This coming week, please pray for the Northeastern Conference, with 175 churches and 54,386 members


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