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"Dear Coronavirus" Videos Circle the World

The first #DearCoronavirus video went live on social media platforms around the world on March 19, 2020. Initially produced by the Inter-European Division and Trans-European Division communication departments in cooperation with Hope Media Europe, the videos ultimately became a collaborative series of 12 inspirational and poignant messages on a wide variety of COVID-19 relevant topics, with participants from more than 40 countries and several world divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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ADRA Mourns the Loss of Former Leader Richard W. O’Ffill

Richard O’Ffill, who was instrumental in the founding of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), lost his long battle with Parkinson’s Disease on July 29, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. He was 79.

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Youth Literature Evangelists Canvass Detroit Metropolitan Area to Reach the Middle East

Through “Hope 2020,” 32 youth and young adults between the ages of 15 and 25 from the Michigan Youth Rush literature evangelism ministry have received training on how to fundraise for mission work and conduct door-to-door literature distribution while exercising precautionary measures regarding COVID-19.

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Andrews Academy Senior Strikes Chord with Graduation Song 

Shortly before graduation, Andrews Academy contacted Emma Hamel, asking to use one of her songs. Hamel informed them that she was in the process of writing a song about the abrupt end of their school year. Initially nervous to share the original piece, she quickly finished up the song and sent it in.  What happened next was beyond her wildest expectation. 

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NAD Newspoints E-Newsletter

Spotlight: New North American Division President Named

On July 9, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee voted to elect G. Alexander Bryant as president of the North American Division. The committee met virtually to receive Bryant's name after both the North American Division’s nominating committee and executive committee met.

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