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May 16, 2008
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■ Neosho, Missouri Church Destroyed in Tornado
■ NEW “In Memory Of...” on NAD Website - Church Worker Deaths Reported
■ World No Tobacco Day Resources
■ Family Celebration Sabbath Free
■ Satellite Dishes for All Adventist Channels and 50 Christian Channels
■ 5th Annual GIEN Forum in Denver
■ Upcoming Events


THE NEOSHO, MISSOURI CHURCH WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night when tornados ripped through Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. No one was in the church (actually located in Grandby, Missouri), and no members or their homes were hurt or damaged.

 Clean-up kits are still needed for the survivors of the tornado that roared through Picher, Oklahoma.

 Stan Buckmaster, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) Director for Oklahoma reports that the Miami ACS DR Team is operating a distribution site for the town of Picher in the Head Start building there. Feed the Children Disaster Response is adding to the supplies by sending sleeping bags, personal care kits and water.

 ACS DR volunteers in Arkansas have been responding to the many tornados that have affected communities in their state. Arkansas, which receives an average of 23 tornadoes in an entire year, has experienced 50 tornados since January 1.

■ NEW “IN MEMORY OF...” ON NAD WEBSITE — Texas Conference singing evangelist and early King’s Heralds member Ray Turner died Thursday morning at age 99. Reger Smith, GC Communication Associate Director died on May 8.

 Friday FAX rarely does obituaries, but now you can read them at the NAD website. There is a form linked there for you to submit information about the death of a church worker in North America, or you can send in a write-up using the form as a guide. Photos are appreciated.

 Contact: www.nadadventist.org and click on “In Memory Of...” on the left frame near the top. Information about Ray Turner and Reger Smith is already posted there.

■ WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY IS MAY 31 — ADRA has free resources including a World No Tobacco Day Activity Sheet, a poster and a 10-minute DVD, “Trouble on the Mekong.”

 Contact: www.ADRA.org or call 800-424-2372.

 Contact: sanchezl@gc.adventist.org to learn more about the Breathe-Free smoking cessation program.

 You Can Be Tobacco Free is on sale for only US$4.95, (Reg. $9.95), and you can offer it to friends in observance of World No-Tobacco Day as a practical tool to help them win over tobacco.

 Contact: http://tinyurl.com/5u7kll.

■ FAMILY CELEBRATION SABBATH will be July 18-20 at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. It will feature Pastors Mike and Gayle Tucker of the Faith for Today television ministry and the music ministry of Michaela Lawrence. Festivities begin with the AdventSource Resource Reception, Friday at 5:00 pm. The Sabbath events are free and open to the public.

 As an added value to your weekend, Prepare/Enrich Training will be offered Sunday at a discounted rate.

 Contact: 269-471-6186 or email reled@andrews.edu for more information.

■ FORMER SKYANGEL SUBSCRIBERS and those wanting additional Christian content on their television can receive a new Christian satellite service that includes all the Adventist Broadcast channels; SafeTV, Hope Channel, 3ABN English, 3ABN Latino, Loma Linda Broadcasting Network, Esperanza TV, Life Talk Radio, 3ABN Radio and Radio 74, in a package that has a total of 50 Christian channels and no monthly fees for only $199+S/H.

 Contact: www.advenstistsat.com or call 866- 552-6882 for more information.

■ THE 5TH ANNUAL GLOBAL INTERNET EVANGELISM NETWORK (GIEN) FORUM will be held July 9 to 13, in Denver, Colorado. — Some topics to be presented will be Reaching the Unreached through New Media, the Potential and Challenges of Media, Morality and Mission, and Do We Care about Our Image?

 Contact: www.gien.adventist.org for more information.


 A quick view of events sponsored by the North American Division. For a continually updated, more complete list, go to www.nadadventist.org/article.php?id=280.

SEEDS Pre-Conference Session, June 9-11, Berrien Springs, MI – www.NADEI.org 

SEEDS 2008, June 11-14, Berrien Springs, MI – www.NADEI.org 

Religious Retreat for Adventist military personnel and families, June 12-15, Adventist Military Support Center/Europe, Garmisch, Germany -  www.adventistchaplains.org 

12th International PSI Conference on Philanthropy and Leadership Symposium, June 16-19,Tucson, AZ - www.plusline.org 

“From This Day Forward/ Bermuda” Marriage Conference, June 21, Southampton, Bermuda –  www.adventistfamilyministries.com  

ACS Collaboration for Compassion, June 29 - July 5, Albuquerque, NM - www.plusline.org

Global Internet Evangelism Network (GIEN) Forum, July 9-13, Denver, CO - www.plusline.org 



Managing Editor – Lynetta Murdoch

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