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Pray for Pathway Beckley this week! The next Your Best Pathway to Health clinic going on now, July 13-16, in Beckley, W.Va. The areas nearby have received significant damage due to recent flooding. Please pray for volunteers, area residents, and the community in general as they recover from the floods and help patients at the free health clinic. Follow live updates on Pathway's Facebook page#PathwaytoHealth. ARTICLE

On July 9, more than 1,000 Seventh-day Adventists gathered in Washington, D.C., to pray, mourn, and acknowledge the killing of two African-American men and five Dallas police officers. The group, most symbolically wearing red shirts, walked together from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Those present assembled to pray and listen to church leaders share words of encouragement, love, and action. MORE

Breath of Life Television Broadcast recently received a $10,000 donationfrom Mildred P. Johnson, legendary Bible instructor. BOL staff site Johnson’s passion and longstanding commitment to evangelism and spreading the good news of the gospel as motivation behind the gift. MORE

Oakwood University President Leslie N. Pollard, as a response to the tragedies of July 5-6, utilized Facebook Live on July 7 to ask one question: What could be done to ensure the safety of our black men? His question was a direct response to that week's report of two fatal shootings of African-American males, both occurring within 24 hours of each other. MORE

The flooding in West Virginia began on June 22— just a few days later it was declared a major disaster. In order to meet the needs of the W.Va. communities in recovery, W. Derrick Lea, NAD ACS DR director reports that representatives are working in close partnership with FEMA and the Red Cross. “Team” is the best word to describe the ACS DR approach in that state. READ MORE.

A recent study out of Loma Linda University School of Public Health Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention, links the consumption of large amounts of soya products to adverse effects on thyroid function in women. MORE

Adventists in the News


It's camp meeting time! Each conference in the North American Division plans a camp meeting (some are 10-day events!) filled with seminars and sermons that teach biblical principles, healthier lifestyles, practical living principles, and more. Check out this year's camp meeting schedule.

Attention ACS union/conference directors! July 31 is the last day for early bird registration for the NAD Adventist Community Services convention, Sept. 7-10. The convention, themed "Ways to Reach Your Community . . . ," will be held at the Oregon Conference's Gladstone Park Conference Center. Cost: $150 per person until July 31; $250 beginning on Aug. 1. Registration is open; click here for more information about the convention.

Watch the Central California Conference Camp Meeting, July 15-23. Evening and Sabbath worship services and concert will be streamed live on Hope Channel ChurchFind the schedule hereClick here to watch Hope Channel Church; or use the Hope Channel mobile app, or Roku.


Are you called, chosen, committed? That's the theme for this year's ASI convention in Phoenix, Ariz., on Aug. 3-6. Each year, ASI members, supporters, and friends gather at the ASI International Convention to encourage one another and exchange ideas vital to their lay-driven ministry goals. The annual convention is an energetic, inspiring affair where networks are formed and plans are made — and those who attend the convention return to their local churches inspired and equipped to start lay outreach efforts in their own workplaces and communities. Interested in attending? LEARN MORE.


The NAD Women Pastors and Chaplains Retreat will be held from Sept. 11-14, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Based on Isaiah 40:31, the goal for the retreat will be to help renew the strength of women in ministry so that they can continue to run and not get weary, to walk and not faint. Join us as we renew our faith, focus, and friendships. This event promises to provide a time of refreshing so that, as women, we can return to our positions soaring on wings like eagles! Click here for more information/registration.


Grab your bike and get ready to change the world! After successful rides in Australia and New Zealand, 25000Spins is coming to America this year. You can fight world poverty and improve the lives of people around the world by joining ADRA for a cycling adventure in beautiful Big Sur, California. Registration is open! Click here to get started, visit crowdrise.com/adrausa. Dates: September 25-27; Registration Fee: $199; Fundraising Target: $2,500 (minimum to raise is $1,500).



Parking lots are dangerous! Did you know that one-fifth of motor vehicle accidents actually take place in a parking lot? Adventist Risk Management shares a few tips to make sure your church and school parking lots are safe in this 3-minute read.

Find out what’s new from Pacific Press®, including Joe Wheeler’s Favorite Prayer Stories, Glimpses Into the Life of Ellen White by Jim Nix, and Guide’s Greatest Friendship Stories edited by Lori Peckham. The catalog includes plenty of sweet summer specials and several coupons.


Watch Summer Shows, beginning July 17. Hope Channel Classics will feature documentaries on Martin Luther, John Wesley, Corrie ten Boom and more. Faith for Today’s award-wining drama series, Westbrook Hospitalis back by popular demand. Musical artists from My Story, My Song will perform an encore in mini concerts. Also back is Barry Black in Higher Ground. In addition to the return of these favorites is Arniona brand new show that presents a fresh, contemporary look at the book of Revelation. For air times, check the program guide. Watch Hope Channel on DirecTV 368, streaming online, on Roku, and mobile apps.

Denominational business cards are available through AdventID, where they have been printing business cards and stationery for Adventist employees, from the local church to the world headquarters, for 15 years. You can create, preview, and order your personalized design online where there are more than 20 templates and four languages to choose from. Stationery and envelopes are also available. Go to www.AdventID.com.


The month of July is Adventist Lifestyle month. Join Adventists In Step for Life for help with fitness goals and more. NAD Adventist Recovery Ministries also offers a newsletter, Journey to LifeIf you have ever wanted to start an addiction recovery ministry, start with getting updates on training seminars and resources available through the newsletter.  

It's summer, and people are traveling and looking for a church to visit. Are you ready for that? How will they find you? Is your website up to date and inviting? Make sure visitors to your area can find your church with directional and highway signs. Place an attractive and inviting church yard sign in front of your church. Watch this free Parking Lot Ministry video. And what happens when visitors step inside? The following resources are designed to help you: Curb Appeal in SpanishEnglishWho are Seventh-day Adventists? brochure; Web Ministry Quick Start Guide in Spanish and EnglishAdventist Notecards to write note and let people know we were glad for their visit and hope they'll return. Some churches keep small folders of information ready to share with visitors. Be sure you are using an up-to-date Seventh-day Adventist® logo, which uses the registration symbol.


You may already be familiar with It Is Written's SALT Program, a three-month evangelism training school that takes place each fall on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Now you can watch SALT 365, It Is Written's free online evangelism training. We pray the information and skills you gain are put to use every day of the year! In this week's video presentation, Bible worker Dorothea Sarli talks about the power of prayer in Bible work. Next week Pastor Eric Flickinger discusses difficult Bible questions about death. This is valuable material you won't want to miss!



Love Still Works Today

“The church is called to speak truth to power, no matter how unpopular or how inconvenient. . . . Many are now asking the question: What should we do? What should the church do? What would Jesus do? Jesus is not here today but through us. He left us a formula and the formula is love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them who despitefully use you. . . . Love does its best work when it is pitted against its arch enemy called hatred. The people of God have an opportunity today to use this stage to show the power of love; to show that love is stronger than hate. . . . Love still works today."

—G. Alexander Bryant, NAD executive secretary, during the July 9, 2016, Adventist church member rally at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Reaching Out in Love

Did you know? The Holy Spirit restores, comforts, guides, protects, and sustains God's children in the way of salvation? 

Watch the 90-second video

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. Use these as a resource, or share with others.

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


July 14, 2016

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NAD Edition
NAD Feature: "World Changers Wanted," report from Just Claim It!, by Amy D. Prindle, pp. 34-41
NAD News: SONscreen Film Festival; NAD Hosts Treasurer Orientation; Union College Nursing, pp. 11-13

NAD Update: "A Certain Kind of Light" LLUH Healthcare Documentary, pp. 14-15

NAD Perspective: "Beliefs That Give Us Hope," by Dan Weber, p. 17


Months of June-August 2016  – For this month, please pray for the Pacific Union, with 709 churches and 230,548 members. 
July 17-23 – This week please pray for the Hawaii Conference and Guam-Micronesia Mission, with 31 churches and 5,895 members, and 22 church and 5,345 members, respectively.

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