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NewsPoints, June 17, 2015
Cambodian Adventists in the North Long Beach, Calif. area have opened the first official “Sua Sdei,” (Welcome) Center in the United States. It is located in an attractive storefront center that is a long dreamed-of and prayed-for place of worship and service to the Cambodian community. The project was the result of much hard work and prayer by Pastor James Dok, who has ministered in the Los Angeles area since 1983, when he first arrived in the U. S., and his staff.  MORE

Kettering College has been selected out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools as the recipient of a Best Value School award for the second consecutive year. The award is issued by University Research & Review (urandr.org/about-us), a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a post-secondary school.  MORE

Adventists in the News

Austin presented with special recognition

Developing a Predictive Data Analytics Culture

For doctor and family, helping others a shared commitment

Arizona Sonshine hopes to provide free medical help for as many as 1,000 clients

Union College to grant more scholarship aid to students

Adventist HealthCare Recognized for Outstanding Service to Latino and Immigrant Community

Adventist Health System Executive Named Father of the Year

Collegedale fire at Southern Adventist owned apartments

It's official: Lodi Health joins Adventist Health network

Judge: Virginia Beach business fired Seventh Day Adventist improperly

Adventist Awarded $150,000 Over Sabbath Dismissal

Cayuse, Adventist women focus of living history presentations

Pacific Union College plans commencement events this weekend

Ionia church heads construction project in the Philippines


GC Session Summer Day Camp is being offered by the Southwestern Union Young Adult and Youth Ministries. Parents can register their children and learn more at www.southwesternadventist.org/youth. Check the Frequently Asked Questions page



"The Hideout," short film which swept the 2014 SONscreen Film Festival by winning Best in Fest Sonny Award, Audience Choice Award, Dramatic Short Award, and Best Cinematography Award, is now available for viewing online. The Hideout film is dedicated to child sexual abuse survivors and their families. Share The Hideout and help get the conversation going. Also watch the Behind the Scenes videos, Why this Story, and links to more, all available at https://vimeo.com/channels/thehideout/129881051.

Did you know that 43% of the world’s population is still unreached?  While we have a presence in most countries of the world, many of these countries have multiple unreached language groups. This Sabbath, our members across the North American Division have the opportunity to make a difference. Share the details with your congregation by showing this video as an offering appeal.

The month of July is Adventist Lifestyle month. Subscribe to  NAD Health Ministries Newsletter, Health Unlimited, your resource to help you keep up with the planned health events, such as the 5K Fun Run and Health Expo in San Antonio,  NAD Emotional Wellness Summit 2016, Adventists In Step for Life, and more. NAD Adventist Recovery Ministries also offers a newsletter, Journey to Life. If you have ever wanted to start an addiction recovery ministry, start with getting updates on training seminars and resources available through the newsletter.  


Recalibrating What Matters—Mission or Method
Pastor Dwight Nelson, his sermon at Pioneer Memorial Church at Andrews University on June 6, 2015

We are a very little church, following a great big, unconventional God, Who uses different methods for different circumstances and needs. We are not afraid that He will not win. Rise up and seize the moment! He is here for us. We will follow Him! Watch the video.

Reaching Out in Love

Did you know Someone has paid the supreme price for your sins?


Learn more.   Watch the 90: second video on Vimeo

Each topic on the My Way to Jesus website links to a video, an invitation to study the Bible, the Find-a-Church Directory, a link for kids to My Place with Jesus, a place to send prayer requests, and more. 

You can easily post the videos and information on your church website. Share the updates from the My Way to Jesus Facebook page. Learn more.

June 17, 2015
July Focus: Adventist Lifestyle
July 11, Griggs University

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

Special Offerings  
June 20, Multilingual Ministries/Chaplaincy Ministries
July 11, Women's Ministries

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

Upcoming Events

June 20-21, Adventist Recovery Ministries Training, Woodside, N.Y.

June 28 - July 1, CALLED NAD Ministerial Convention 

June 28 - July 1, Ministerial Spouses Convention 

June 28 - July 2, Tour de Youth Ride for Life

July 1-11, 2015 Impact San AntonioRegister

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

July 5, San Antonio InStep4Life 5K Fun Run/Walk 

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

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

Sept. 14-17, Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program

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, Texas

Oct. 15-18, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention


Jan. 13-17, Emotional Wellness Summit, Orlando, Fla. 


NAD Feature: Three Days that Changed a City, by Diane Thurber and Susan Jones, p. 34

NAD News: Kettering College Mobilizes to Support Legislation; Tour de Youth: Ride for the Future; More than 300 Baptized in Edmonton, p. 11

NAD Update: Pastors Convene in Austin, Texas, p. 15

NAD Perspective: Dream Big, by Dan Weber, p.17

June 21-27 – This coming week, please pray for the Upper Columbia Conference, with 111 churches and 26,185 members.

Also, pray for all nine North American Unions 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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