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NewsPoints, August 5, 2015
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The Your Best Pathway to Health (YBPTH) project in Spokane, Wash., has just completed a successful free mega medical, dental and eye care clinic serving 3,111 patients with Adventist health care, suits, haircuts, and/or massages in two days. YBPTH President Dr. Lela Lewis was interviewed by Upper Columbia Conference Communication Director Jay Wintermeyer about the project and she told about their experience with one of the persons served. They also talked about the next planned YBPTH slated for Los Angeles, Calif., in Mar., 2016  Watch the video. To see more stories, check out the Upper Columbia Union website and Facebook page, and the NAD Facebook and the YBPTH Facebook pages. Volunteer for YBPTH/LA. MORE


 
   
The annual Family Life International Conference has evolved into the Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice (ACFRP), now on its third year and with a growing attendance and participation. While this event, held at Andrews University, is planned to attract Doctor of Ministry students who have chosen an emphasis in Family Ministry, and MA and PhD students in Religious Education who choose either the Family Life or Children’s Ministry Emphasis, it also attracts faculty and students from throughout the campus community, and family ministry leaders and church members from throughout the world. MORE


 
   
NET '95, the first satellite-delivered evangelism series by NAD, is "back".  This year, beginning Oct. 9, It Is Written will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of NET ’95 with a new evangelistic series, “Revelation Today: The Mysteries Revealed,” live from Chattanooga, Tenn., with free apps and Tweeting. Who could have seen that coming 20 years ago? Like NET '95, every church can host the series live, but no satellite dish is necessary. In fact, millions of people can watch, with or without the help of a local church. MORE


 
   
A new "Kitchen House & Culinary Garden" will soon be coming to Orlando Jr. Academy, in Orlando, Fla., thanks to generous contributions by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and Florida Hospital for Children. The facility will include a 2,000 sq. ft. garden and inside, a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen with four cooking stations. The entryway will be a reception area and retail store that will sell products such as jams and pickles made by the students. It's expected to open in the spring of 2016.  MORE


 
   
A new ministry started in Duluth, Ga., called FLAG (“Fun Learning About God") Camp, is having an influence that will be felt around the world. It is a "mini-Vacation Bible School type program" for kids. The Duluth church decided to offer FLAG camp in the low-income area of Clarkston, Ga., home to 761 different ethnic groups coming from 145 different countries. New York Times magazine called Clarkston the most diverse square mile in America. MORE
 
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If you want to win souls and participate in the "Revelation Today" series, you should attend one of the three Webinars on Thurs., Aug. 13, on how you can host the series at your church, home, or any venue you choose. During this live digital training (about 30 minutes long) you will be given special insight about the series and how to successfully use it as an evangelism tool in your community. No technical experience is required. Choose your best time.


 
   
Join the North American Division Prayer Ministry Team on Thursday, Aug. 6, for an all-night Prayer Call starting at 10:00 p.m. and continuing to 5:00 a.m. EDST Friday, Aug. 7. Participants are not expected to stay on the phone all night, but only for however long they wish. Call 404-891-6338; access code is Prayer# (772937#). Get bulletin inserts and learn MORE.

 

Resources
 
   

Adult Ministries announces their new beta version of the Festival of the Laity website at www.festivalofthelaity.com. There you will find informative and inspirational videos, PowerPoints, and PDFs for your use. Website designers are committed to helping you find the best resources you can in three clicks or less. Look forward to interactive live streaming, video conferencing, Adult Ministries' YouTube Channel and much more. Contact nadfestivalofthelaity@gmail.com with your thoughts and suggestions.

 

   
Facts with Hope are evidence based health messages that may be used in a church bulletin, newsletter, or during the "Health Minute" as part of church service to motivate people to choose a full abundant life. For more information on Facts with Hope, visit the website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. You can also watch Facts with Hope videos on YouTube.

 
ViewPoints

A Lost Generation — 



As of April 2015, it is estimated that 300,000 people have been killed since the civil war in Syria began in 2011. Approximately four million people have had to flee their homes to live as refugees in foreign lands. Hardest hit are refugee children. Most have been unable to attend school. Experts warn that when the Syrian conflict finally ends, there will be millions of youth who will lack job skills and education necessary to support themselves or their families. ADRA is seeking to address the crisis in consultation with local officials in Lebanon. MORE

Reaching Out in Love


Did you know you can start your life over again? 
 

Sometimes we just need a do-over! A fresh start. Baptism acknowledges where I am, and it announces where I'm going. It's a priority to live with God, no matter where I've been, what I've done, what I've thought about doing. Baptism isn't to make us perfect. It's to announce a priority to live first with God. 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.
                           

August 5, 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


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

Aug. 6/7, Prayer Call

Sept. 3/4, Prayer Call

Sept. 10, It Is Written Webinar Training for Revelation Today

Sept. 14-17, 
Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program

Sept. 20, Let's Move Day

Sept. 20-27, Let's Move Week 

Oct. 1/2, Prayer Call

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

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

Oct. 9-31, It Is Written, Revelation Today: The Mysteries Revealed

Oct. 15-18, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention

Nov. 5/6, Prayer Call

Dec. 3/4, Prayer Call



2016

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

Feb. 17-20, Just Claim It Youth Prayer Conference, Ontario, Calif.


July 21-23, Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice, Berrien Springs, Mich. 

Sept. 7-10, Adventist Community Services Convention 2016, Gladstone, Ore. 



 

 
NAD Feature: Breaking Barriers, by Odette Ferreira, p. 36

NAD News: Because We Care, Hispanics Inaugurate Radio Adventista Los Angeles, Florida Youth Catch the Vision to Serve, Oakwood University Celebrates Ellen White’s Legacy, p. 11

NAD Update: SONscreen Film Festival Celebrates Student Filmmakers, p. 14

NAD Perspective: Family Prayers, p.17

 

              
Aug. 9-15 – This week, please pray for the Southeastern California Conference, with 144 churches and 70,474 members. 
 

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