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NewsPoints, July 23, 2015


The REACH Game at the NAD exhibit at the General Conference Session offered a new iPad Mini every day of the session. The NAD exhibit featured booths for 26 departmental ministries, nine media ministries, K-12 Adventist education, and NAD colleges and universities. To play the game, visitors scanned a card at a minimum of six NAD ministry booths. Cards were scanned a total of 18,239 times during 10 days. MORE  (Pictured: Evan Fox, an iPad Mini winner from Greeneville, Tenn., with Sarah Castillo who worked with the NAD Exhibit Welcome Center)

Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) has become the first U.S. healthcare university to offer a program in Conductive Education (CE), as well as a certificate program in CE for students holding their bachelor's. It can be completed in five trimesters and is planned to start during the Fall 2015 trimester. The main purpose of CE is to maximize the independence of a person with motor disabilities in every way possible – physically, cognitively, and socially. Graduates will have the opportunity to become a conductor or work in K-12 education with the special needs population. MORE

Adventists in the News

The Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program (NLCP), Session II, September 14-17, in Federal Way, Wash., will equip nonprofit executive directors and staff, union and conference leaders, pastors and social service leaders, and Adventist Community Service leadership with the strategies and professional skills needed to successfully lead in a nonprofit organizational operation and in community outreach ministries.  MORE


Health professionals are needed for Your Best Pathway to Health/Spokane (YBPH). A service of Adventist-laymen’s Services & Industries, YBPH is a large health clinic that will provide free medical, dental and eye care services to an estimated 3,000 patients this summer in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 3 and 4, with set-up on Aug. 2. Volunteers (500–1,000) are needed in all areas: dental, vision, medical, child care, food service, hospitality, chaplaincy and more. Register to volunteerMORE.



An enditnow Emphasis Day (August 22) Kit is downloadable, FREE, from the NAD Women's Ministries website. In it there is a sample sermon, suggested program and children's story for church, with a PowerPoint presentation. This year's theme title is "Love at Home" by Dr. Julian Melgosa. The kit is available here in English, French and Spanish. 

In addition, an Anger Management seminar for an approximately two-hour seminar, excellent for a Friday evening or Sabbath afternoon presentation, is available at the same location, also in English, French and Spanish. Get the Anger Management presentation here.


My First Visit to a Refugee Camp

ADRA Canada provides a video from the ViewPoint of Michael Kirkby, Connections Coordinator for ADRA Canada, as he tells of his first experience at a refugee camp. As of June, 2015, there are 59.5 million people living as refugees or are internally displaced within their own country. Of the 23,000 people at the camp in Rwanda, there were 12,000 children. Learn more.

Reaching Out in Love

Did you know that God's people strive consistently to keep His commandments? 

Jesus is coming soon! The Bible says that God is going to have a remnant of His people on the earth when Jesus comes back. In Revelation, the last book of the Bible, He says that the devil is going to war against this remnant. The people of the remnant will be passionate followers of Christ. Not people who consider themselves better than everyone else, but faithful Christians who believe in Him and who want to be part of the future He promises in heaven, and who want to share Jesus with others. Every believer is called to have a personal part in this worldwide witness. You can be part of that special group. 

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 and/or share the updates from the My Way to Jesus Facebook page. Learn how.

July 23, 2015
August Focus: Spiritual Gifts
Aug. 22, EnditNow Emphasis Day 

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

Special Offerings  
Aug. 8, Oakwood University/ Andrews University/ Loma Linda University 

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


Upcoming Events

NAD Feature: Christian Creativity in a Secular Society, p. 30

NAD News: Historic Book Sheds Light on Adventism's Roots, It Is Written Puts Down Roots in Tennessee, p. 11

NAD Update:  Exponential Growth! p. 14

NAD Perspective: Who Are You? p.17


July 26-Aug. 1 – This week, please pray for the *Hawaii, *Micronesia, and Nevada-Utah Conferences with a total of 96 churches and 14,858 members. *We regret that these conferences were missed in our NewsPoints NAD Prayer Guide listing last week.


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