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NewsPoints, October 8, 2015
Responding to the massive flooding in the Carolina Conference has Adventist Community Services (ACS) busy opening warehouses, stocking large supplies of water, and moving to larger warehouses. As of October 8, the water supplying warehouse has closed and moving to a bigger warehouse in Lugoff, S.C. 

ACS Disaster Response has asked that all donations of cleaning supplies be sent to Lugoff. An estimated 500 pre-assembled ACS/ADRA/Oshkosh flood buckets will be transported from Pa. to the site and distributed. Cleaning supplies, except for bleach, are requested. No water is needed at this time. Go here for a complete list of needs, addresses, updates, links and to register. Follow ACS on Facebook.

The NAD is saddened by the loss of still more church family members this week. Norris Ncube, principal of Indianapolis Junior Academy, and his 5-year-old niece, Sizba, were killed in an automobile accident as he drove a group of five students to school Tuesday morning. Principal Ncube was pronounced dead on the scene, and all five children were rushed to the hospital where Sizba later died. Please pray for the children who are still in the hospital, and for the family and loved ones who are reeling from this sudden loss. MORE  Fox59 Report

Congratulations to Southeastern California Conference where they just celebrated their 100th Anniversary! They produced a video for the event that featured members who were close to 100 years of age and their advice that they had for others. Watch the video.

Adventists in the News

“Revelation Today—The Mysteries Revealed” begins Friday, Oct. 9 – It will be an interactive exploration led by It Is Written Speaker/ Director John Bradshaw and will be about the Bible’s book of Revelation. The series will broadcast live, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 9-31, nightly except Mondays and Thursdays, from Chattanooga, Tenn. It can be viewed at revelationtoday.com and on Hope Channel. Viewers can use a new, free cross-platform smartphone app to ask a question in the middle of the presentation or to participate in a survey and receive an answer or see results during the program. Get the app through the Apple and Google app stores. For your additional convenience, the program can also be rebroadcast through revelationtoday.com at any time. MORE



There will be an Emotional Wellness Summit in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 13-17 to talk about how we can equip ourselves to extend the healing ministry of Christ for the whole person, focusing especially on the often neglected mental and emotional needs of people. If you are a mental health professional, general health professional, researcher, pastor, health ministry leader or a member of a congregation in interested in integrating ministry with the mental health needs of people you will want to be part of this discussion. Register through December. Watch the video.



October is Adventist Heritage Month, and Oct. 17 is Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath. The Ellen G. White Estates has provided resources, such as a suggested program for the occasion, along with a sermon, The Beauty of the Lamb of God, and a Children's Story, Strength to do the Impossible



Did you know there is a celebration that expresses our closeness to Christ and willingness to serve others? 


The Lord's Supper is an example of Christ's openness and acceptance of all people. It's Christianity's sacrament that reminds us of what the true message of Jesus Christ is! That Jesus came to this Earth and lived and died for all people - of every tribe, every tongue, and every nation. MORE

Watch the 90: second video on Vimeo

Share it! 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 pageLearn how.

Reaching Out in Love

How can we reach out to the millions of people who have become refugees?

Pamela Gammenthaler, associate professor of nursing, traveled to Georgia with eight other volunteers to help deliver backpacks and school supplies to 40 refugee students from Myanmar at Duluth Adventist Christian School. MORE


Emerging Immigrant Populations is one of the six Building Blocks that the division has chosen to emphasize during the last and upcoming quinquennium. Learn more.

October 8, 2015
Oct. 17, Spirit of Prophecy Sabbath
Oct. 24, Pathfinder Sabbath

October Offerings
Oct. 10, Voice of Prophecy/La Voz de la Esperanza
Oct. 31, NAD Evangelism

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

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


Upcoming Events


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 -Hotel Registration

Oct. 26-Nov. 4, NAD Year-end Meeting, "A Grand Collaboration"

Nov. 5/6, Prayer Call

Dec. 3/4, Prayer Call


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

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

Feb. 24-28, GAiN - Global Adventist Internet Network Conference

April 24-27, HR Conference & Secretariat Council, Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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


NAD Feature: My Name is Joe. Typhoon Relief is Personal.  Saipan is in the NAD? p. 32

NAD News: Rattle Snake Venom and Brain Surgery, Redwood Campers Build Relationships During Community Service Day, Church Recognized for More Than 20 Years of Prison Ministries, p. 10

NAD Update: Let's Start a Conspiracy. It's Time for the Church to be Energized, p. 14

NAD Perspective: A Time of Trouble, p.17


Oct. 11-17 – This week, please pray for the Florida Conference, with 199 churches and 62,753 members, 


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