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Tell the World, the largest media production in the Adventist Church's history,will air in series form in October. It chronicles the story of Adventism from its birth to the early years of the movement with a cast of 95 actors and 157 crew members. MORE

Bermuda said goodbye to Johnny Barnes, iconic Adventist who greeted people daily as they'd pass a Crow Lane roundabout, during his funeral service on July 18. For 50 years, Barnes greeted residents and visitors with a warm "I Love You!" MORE

Plant. Grow. Eat! Students at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Oregon, are now cultivating their own home-grown organic vegetables and fruit. A revitalized agriculture program provides valuable life experience as well as practical application of Ellen G. White’s counsel encouraging outdoor activity. The whole campus has been integrated, with on-site growing beds, greenhouses,  and composting. The final fruits of labor are served in Milo’s cafeteria. MORE

Has your church been praying for the people of West Virginia? Some might say to me, "But we don't even know them. We don't know exactly what the needs are. And what can our prayers from such a long distance do about flood waters way over in West Virginia?" Is God limited by geography? Let me tell you a story. READ MORE.

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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.


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.

NAD Regional Health Summit is coming to British Columbia this fall. Visit Camp Hope in Hope, BC, Canada, from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, and learn how to use health care as an outreach tool. Physical, emotional, and social health are all important needs in our community. Providing hope along and sharing the loving character of Jesus will be the focus of this special mountain-top exhibit. MORE INFO


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.


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.


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.

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.  

The upcoming fall months are a great time to get outside! There are a wide range of Adventist-run campgrounds across NAD. To find a camp near you and learn about the amenities available, take a look at the Camp Directory compiled by the Association of Adventist Camp Professionals.

Breath of Life is a valuable resource for uplifting and spiritually based media. The ministry, led by Carlton P. Byrd, senior pastor of the Oakwood University Church, features an online Breath of Life media store offering CDs and DVDs of Byrd’s timeless and Bible-focused message. There is also a selection of books and music discs to encourage growth and learning of the everlasting gospel. Click herefor more info.


It Is Written's SALT Program is 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, Pastor Eric Flickinger discusses difficult Bible questions about death. Next week Yves Monnier discusses "Handling a Person Who is No Longer Interested." This is valuable material you won't want to miss!



In the Atmosphere of Christ's Love


"By faith, Christians can keep themselves in the atmosphere of Christ's love. It is our fault, and it is our shame, too, that we spend so many days in the chilling fogs or under the heavy clouds of unbelief and doubt. We do not need to live in the fog and darkness. We are to be the 'children of light,' as Jesus said in John 12:36. We should not spend time in going over all our sorrows, disappointments, and troubles of the past; but we should think of the happy times we have had, of the interesting things, the beautiful things. God's mercy has been over us; Christ's presence has been with us. Let us put our confidence in Him." 

— H.M.S. Richards, What Jesus Said, "Your Happiness" (1957)

Reaching Out in Love

What One Pastor Learned From a Recent Protest

"Growing up in the Adventist church I learned that often people believe that we are the church that is against things, but they seldom know what we really stand for. I cannot tell you what a blessing it was to go into a protest like this in my city and finally show people what we believe. I believe in life, and lives are being lost. I believe in love, and hatred is everywhere. I believe in listening when people are hurting and afraid, and people were ready to talk. I believe in prayer, and I was able to pray with hundreds. I believe that Jesus is the only answer to our problems, and I was able to tell people that. I believe in supporting people in their time of grief and fear, and I did this for strangers."

— Dustin Hall is the pastor of the Southview Seventh-day Adventist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click here to read his entire commentary.

July 21, 2016

August Focus:
Spiritual Gifts

August 27 - Enditnow Day

August Special Offerings
Aug. 13, Oakwood University/Andrews University/Loma Linda University 

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

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Adventist World/
NAD Edition
July 2016
NAD Feature: "Pathway to Health LA Transforms Lives," by Kimberly Luste Maran, pp. 34-41
NAD News: Adventists in Canada Respond to Ft McMurray Crisis; Christian Record Services for the Blind Joins NAD; Gayle Tucker Passes Away; Adventists and Lowe's Renovate Center in Denver, pp. 11-13

NAD Update: "Tattoo Removal Helps Erase the Past," pp. 14-15

NAD Perspective: "A Vision for Health Ministry," by Angeline B. David, p. 17




Daily Prayer Guide
Months of June-August 2016  – For this month, please pray for the Pacific Union, with 709 churches and 230,548 members. 
July 24-30 – This week please pray for the Nevada-Utah Conference, with 48 churches and 9,917 members.

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