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U.S. Department of Education Awards $483,900 Title Grant to Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University has been awarded a Title V grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. Over the next five years, SWAU will receive around half a million dollars each year, for a total of just over $2.5 million.

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It Is Written Online Series Answers in Prophecy Set to Begin Later This Week

Starting October 9, Pastor John Bradshaw, speaker/director of It Is Written, will examine what ancient Bible prophecies say about current world events in Answers in Prophecy, an exciting, new virtual evangelism event from It Is Written. Each presentation will livestream starting at 7 p.m. EDT.

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Michael Kruger Named ADRA President

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced today that its board of directors has unanimously elected Michael Kruger as its new president, effective immediately.

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Guide Magazine Publishes a Special Sharing Issue on the State of the Dead

Guide magazine has produced "Death’s Doom," a 16-page outreach magazine for readers ages 10-14 that uses Guide’s famous storytelling technique along with related sidebars to help kids understand the biblical view of death and the hope we have in a future resurrection.

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Adventist Health Appoints New Leaders to Advance Transformative Vision Through Culture, Mission, and Consumer Health

As Adventist Health continues to advance its 2030 vision to bring health and well-being into reach for everyone, the faith-inspired health system has appointed three experienced executives to its system cabinet to focus on culture, mission, and consumer health, Adventist Health CEO Scott Reiner announced this month.

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Kyoshin Ahn Named North American Division Secretary

On August 20, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee met virtually to receive the name of Kyoshin Ahn, the recommendation for division secretary, from both the North American Division’s standing nominating committee and executive committee.

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Adventist Health and Synchronous Health Announce Strategic Partnership

On August 18, 2020, Synchronous Health, a behavioral health company that combines the strength of human empathy with artificial intelligence (AI) to increase access and quality of behavioral health services, and Adventist Health, a faith-based nonprofit integrated multi-state health system serving more than 10 million people in more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii, announced a strategic partnership that provides customized behavioral healthcare and well-being solutions to key populations.

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NAD Executive Committee Recommends Name for New Division Secretary

The Executive Committee of the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted on August 18, 2020, to recommend the name of Kyoshin Ahn for the position of NAD executive secretary. Ahn’s name was presented to the executive committee by the nominating committee, which met on Aug. 17.

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It Is Written Invites Churches to Join ACTS 20:21, A Six-Series Virtual Evangelism Initiative

It Is Written invites churches to participate in ACTS 20:21, a new evangelistic initiative offering six virtual series over the next year. Churches that subscribe will receive direct social media advertising, Bible training, and resources. It Is Written evangelists will present the first five series online, with local pastors presenting the sixth series to connect viewers to their churches. The deadline to sign up for ACTS 20:21 is September 15, 2020.

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Election Process Identified for New NAD Executive Secretary 

The NAD leadership has identified the process to elect a new executive secretary. G. Alexander Bryant, NAD president, notified the members of the standing NAD Nominating Committee that they will meet on Aug. 17 to select a name to be recommended to the NAD Executive Committee, which will then vote on the recommendation on Aug. 18.