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NewsPoints, May 7, 2015

Three men were killed and three injured Sunday morning, May 3, when a van carrying members of the Bethesda French Seventh-day Adventist Church was involved in an accident after leaving the Greater New York Conference Men's Prayer Convention in Ellenville, N.Y. Our hearts go out to their loved ones and church members. The accident is under investigation by the State Police. Counseling is being provided for the families and members of the church as needed. Please keep them in your prayers. MORE; News Video

Healthcare IT News has published a list of the safest hospitals in the U.S., according to the nonprofit Leapfrog Group, a patient safety organization. Twenty Adventist hospitals are listed: 

Adventist Health, Feather River; Adventist Medical Center, Portland; Adventist La Grange Memorial; Adventist Hinsdale;  Adventist GlenOaks; Adventist Bolingbrook; Centura Health-Littleton Adventist; Centura Health-Porter Adventist; Florida Hospital Waterman; Florida Medical Center Ft. Lauderdale; Florida Hospital Kissimmee; Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid; Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Daytona Beach; Florida Hospital Flagler; Florida Hospital DeLand;  Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Sebring; Florida Hospital North Pinellas; Glendale Adventist Medical Center; Metroplex Hospital; Texas Health Huguley; and White Memorial Medical Center.  MORE 
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Adventists in the News

A Karen (Burmese) Adventist Centennial Reunion will be held at Andrews University July 24-26, to celebrate a century of Adventist missions among the Karens of Burma. It coincides with the 100th anniversary of Eric B. Hare’s arrival in Burma.

There are 40 groups of 2,000 Adventist Karen refugees in the U.S. and Canada, and an estimated 5,000 more still to be organized into Adventist churches, so help notify any in your area, MORE (269-471-3026), Trudi Starlin (269-449-1175), or Jimmy Shwe (919)537-1544). [Photo: Karen Adventists at the 2010 GC Session in front of the AWR booth]


Tour de Youth has ten spaces left and only eight days before the registration deadline of May 15. Register by then if you want to participate. MORE



Destination Paradise is an interactive Vacation Bible School program where kids will explore God’s word. Each day the kids will investigate a different biblical truth through Bible stories, nature, crafts, games, and more, to help teach the story of salvation and that Jesus has a plan for their lives. Available in English and SpanishMORE


Religious freedom can’t be taken for granted, according to a message delivered by U.S. senior Republican Senator Orrin Hatch to a group of religious liberty advocates, ambassadors and congressional representatives gathered for the 13th Annual Religious Liberty Dinner in Washington, D.C. on April 29. MORE

Reaching Out in Love

To REACH others...
Did you know that God is the eternal Father?  


Number three of "28 Fundamental Beliefs" from My Way to Jesus – 90: second videos are available online at the NAD's "My Way to Jesus" site. There you can send a prayer request, enroll in the Discover Bible Course, or watch a video. For people who prefer to talk with someone a phone connection to Adventist Information Ministry is listed, where people can chat with someone about spiritual issues or things that are troubling them.

Share your beliefs on Facebook: If you are on Facebook, you can like the My Way to Jesus Facebook page. Then look for the 28 updates in the photo album titled "Biblical Teachings." Beliefs on video are gradually being posted in the album titled "Personal Testimonies on Video."  

Share the Beliefs videos on your own website: Go to the Did You Know Vimeo Channel and use the Share button in the upper right corner of a specific video to get the embed code or to email it to a friend.

May 7, 2015
May 9, Youth Sabbath
May 16, Single Adults Sabbath

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources
Special Offerings  
May 9, Disaster and Famine Relief
May 30, NAD Evangelism

Sample Offertory Readings
(in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French)

Upcoming Events

(Dates in RED indicate registration deadline)

May 7-8, All-night Prayer Call

June 7-11, Faith Community Nursing Training (May 31)

June 20-21, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Woodside, N.Y. (May 31)

June 28 - July 1, CALLED NAD Ministerial Convention (Mar. 31)

July 1-11, 2015 Impact San AntonioRegister

July 6-9, Children's Summer Day Camp for GC2015

June 28 - July 1, Ministerial Spouses Convention 

June 28 - July 2, Tour de Youth Ride for Life (May 15)

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

July 5, San Antonio InStep4Life 5K Fun Run/Walk (May 31)

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

Sept. 20, Let's Move Day

Sept. 20-27, Let's Move Week 

Oct. 2-4, Health Ministries Training /Columbia Union

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

Oct. 15-18, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention


NAD Feature: Finding Community, Diversity, and Acceptance - Reimagining Sabbath school for the twenty-first century, by Julio Muñoz; A Ministry for Children and Their Parents, p. 33

NAD News: Columbia Union Hosts Hispanic Evangelism Event; Impact San Antonio: A Global Young Adult Experience, p. 11

NAD Update: Empowering Adventist Professionals, p. 15

NAD Perspective: The Church Family, by Daniel Jackson, p. 17


May 10-16 – This coming week, please pray for the Iowa-Missouri Conference, with 110 churches and 11,658 members

Also, pray for the Mid-America Union, following the suggestions of the 10 Weeks for Bold Prayers initiatives.


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