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Seventh-day Adventists are the most racially diverse group in the U.S., according to Pew Research Center which studied 29 groups including Protestant, other religious groups and subsets of religiously unaffiliated. The U.S. adult population is reported as 66% Whites, 12% Blacks, 4% Asians, 5% other mix, and 15% Latinos. Adventists are reported as 37% Whites, 32% Blacks, 8% Asians, 8% other mix, and 15% Latinos. MORE.

La Sierra University is number eight in a list in Money Magazine of 50 U.S. colleges that add the most value. In addition, La Sierra ranked number 216 on Money’s Best Colleges list of 736 higher education institutions around the country rated on the best value for tuition dollars. MORE

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is listed in the top 100 “Most Affordable Colleges East of the Mississippi" by the Great Value Colleges (GVC) website. According to GVC, WAU ranks highly in educational rigor as well as college affordability. MORE  

Kids know they are important at the Pacific Union College church.  Children's church is held six to eight times a year, and as many as 400 kids and parents attend each children’s church. Up to 100 volunteers – including college students and people in their 90s – take part in preparing and presenting the events. Church begins with a worship service, followed by time to explore a variety of stations featuring interesting displays, hands-on activities, fun art projects, creative snacks, and abundant decorations all centered on a theme. MORE

Adventists in the News


The Adventist-laymen's Services & Industries (ASI) Convention will be held in Spokane, Wash., August 5-8.  Registration is still possible, either on the ASI Convention website or at the convention. GC President Ted Wilson will conduct the divine service on Sabbath. ASI Secretary-Treasurer Kyle Allen will deliver the keynote address. Enjoy It Is Written Speaker/Director John Bradshaw with the morning devotionals. Check out the Program Guide for listings of the enriching seminars, and more. 


ADRA Canada is celebrating 30 years of changing lives with 30 Days of Impact. July 17 was their 30th anniversary and they are celebrating through stories from the past 30 years that are about lives that have been positively changed through the work of ADRA Canada. They are sharing these stories on the ADRA Canada website, Facebook, and Twitter. Celebrate with them as they review how God has blessed ADRA's ministry through the years. MORE 


Do Justice, Love Mercy - What does “justice” mean in the Bible, and what does it mean in our broken world today? This iFollow Bible study guide, written by Seth Pierce, pastor at the Puyallup Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington State, will lead you through Scripture to discover the different meanings and applications of God’s version of justice. It aims to ignite a powerful spark within each of us to God’s message of peace and healing to the world. MORE



The Solution

"The cross is the tree that God threw into the ocean of human need. It reverses the bitterness of the person who stands alone without God. It is God's solution to our problems!" -- NAD President Daniel R. Jackson in his book, Is Jesus Enough? - Living in the Light of His Love 


Reaching Out in Love

Did you know that God has a place for you in His community? 

The church is one body with many members, called from every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. In Christ we are a new creation; distinctions of race, culture, learning, and nationality, and differences between high and low, rich and poor, male and female, must not be divisive among us. We are all equal in Christ, who by one Spirit has bonded us into one fellowship with Him and with one another; we are to serve and be served without partiality or reservation. MORE

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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 29, 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


Aug. 2-8 – This week, please pray for the Northern California Conference, with 139 churches and 39,891 members. 


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