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Camp Hope in British Columbia suffered more than $200,000 dollars in damage from an ice storm that passed through last week. Most of the costly damage was to the power lines which need to be replaced, but the chapel and other buildings were also damaged, and the camp lost more than $3,000 worth of food due to the power outage. Read MORE. Watch the Global News video. More photos on British Columbia Conference Facebook page.

The First Bridgeport Spanish Church of Bridgeport, Conn. won a$20,000 grant from Walmart with the help of many people who voted for them on Facebook. They want to thank everyone who helped them attain the 44th position out of 75 winners. The grant money, received on Jan. 6, will be used to remodel the church's food pantry and make it possible for them to provide better services to the community in the largest city of the state. 


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Watch for the Adventist Digital Library in January, 2016. A joint initiative, it will bring together all the digitized historic content of Adventist Archives, the Ellen White Estate, and the Center for Adventist Research. Future web site

Adventist Archives is working on creating a listing of conference presidents which is incomplete for some conferences. If you can help them fill in the blanks, please contact them under their Facebook post on this topic, or by email.
Adventists in the News

Religious Liberty Campaign, January 18-24, "Stand Firm and See." If you have ever known anyone with religious liberty issues that threatened their job or school record, then you understand the importance of religious liberty. Liberty magazine is sent to influential leaders to help persuade their ongoing interest and conviction to stand for religious liberty. Remember the Religious Liberty Offering on January 24, which goes to support this important resource. Share this Facebook post and video with your church and Facebook friends.


CALLED, the NAD Pastor's Convention, will be held in Austin, Texas, June 28 - July 1, just prior to the 2015 GC Session. Take advantage of the early bird registration, which ends Jan 31. Learn about the general session speakers here. There also will be meetings for pastoral spousesMORE


A Closer Walk, an ADRA production on Hope Channel, premiers Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. EST. This weekly show about everyday heroes who transform their communities will take you to remote areas where you will experience the impossible become reality. Whether it’s the rain forests of Vanuatu or the refugee camps in Uganda, each episode is about meeting needs with God’s love.  Download a poster for your bulletin board.


Surgeons needed! Your best Pathway to Health, a pre-GC Session outreach, April 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking a minimum of 16 surgeons to perform outpatient operative procedures, specifically in ophthalmology, gynecology, orthopedics, ENT, general surgery or any other surgery specialist willing to assist or do outpatient procedures. Surgeons will be able to obtain temporary privileges to perform surgical procedures under general and other types of anesthesia. Professional liability insurance will be provided. The Central Texas Adventist Medical Center has generously offered six operating suites along with their own anesthesia providers, nursing staff, medications and all equipment and supplies. MORE; Volunteer.

"Old Fashioned," the movie that is slated to be shown in movie theaters on the same day as the much promoted "Fifty Shades of Grey," is providing resources for churches and schools to assist in the use of the movie and group discussion of Christian romance and love. Provided are church and school resources such as a Movie Night Guide, short videos, flyers/bulletin inserts, web banners and e-blast; Also a banner, posters, books, post cards, soundtrack, trailer, and more; More about Old Fashioned; Check local listings (continually updated): USA Today review; Get the book(s).

Adventist Mission's Mission Spotlight Focuses on
North American Division Mission Projects



For more than eight years, I was privileged to travel throughout the world and capture stories that featured the mission work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As the first video producer for the General Conference’s Office of Adventist Mission, I saw firsthand how God was working through His people all over the world, and how the Mission Offering greatly benefited mission projects and the people who were being reached.

This year the Adventist Mission videos are reflecting the original mission stories shared throughout the North American Division many years ago, by adopting the name “Mission Spotlight”. This historic name reflects the stories of missionaries past and it focuses on the future and all those who will be reached by the generous gifts of our members around the world. As the official mission resource of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, I encourage you to experience the wonderful world of mission through the new Mission Spotlight videos. Each quarter their free DVD is sent to every church in the North American Division, and is also available on their website at  www.adventistmission.org.

Dan Weber, Communication Director
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Reaching Out in Love

Adventist Community Services Benefits Ebola Survivors


So far, NAD and ACS have raised more than US$100,000 to assist in the ongoing Ebola Crisis fund raising campaign, joining with the efforts of ADRA, Adventist Health International, GC Health Ministries, and Loma Linda University to provide help for those affected. More is needed to meet needs such as providing medicine, medical attention and personal protective equipment, disinfecting rooms and belongings of patients and survivors, providing equipment to restore houses burned down by neighbors concerned for the spread of the virus, and more. Learn moreDonate

January 14, 2015
January Focus: Friendship Evangelism
Jan. 18-24, Religious Liberty Week

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources
Jan. 24, Religious Liberty

Sample Offertory Readings

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. 2-4, SONscreen Festival

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

Oct. 15-18, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention


NAD Feature: Christian Filmmakers Seek to Take Down Goliath, p. 32

NAD News: Community Shows Support for Northwest Christian’s Music Program, Mamawi Atosketan Native School Receives “Academy” Status, UNITE Ministry Reaches Isolated Young Adults, Student-led Service Project Impacts Adventist Community Center, p. 11

NAD Update: Oakwood Reestablishes Industries, p. 14

NAD Perspective: Targets, by Daniel Jackson, p. 17


Jan. 18-24: This coming week, please pray for the Northern New England Conference, with 59 churches and 5,241 members.

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Dan Weber, communication director, 
Julio Muñoz, associate director
Lynetta Murdoch, sr. editorial assistant
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