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Community Pulls Together After Deadliest Fire in California's History Burns Through Towns 

The Camp Fire, now considered the deadliest fire in California’s history, has claimed the lives of close to 60 in the Concow and Paradise vicinities. According to news reports, more than 52,000 were evacuated from the area; about 8,800 homes have been destroyed by the fire that started on Nov. 8. Nearly 1,300 Adventist church members have been affected; and several Adventist properties have been destroyed or sustained serious damage.


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Final Reports Spur Well Wishes to Three NAD Leaders Preparing for Retirement

An officer of the North American Division, a vice president, and a ministry director gave their final respective reports during the division’s 2018 Year-End Meeting this past week as they prepare for their retirements by the end of 2018 (Evans, Blackmer) or the beginning of 2019 (Matthews). Executive committee members seized the opportunity to thank the leaders for their service and lasting impact on the division and the Church’s mission of spreading the gospel.


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Final Day of YEM Yields Opportunities for Mission Expansion for Immigrants and Refugees

On Nov. 6, 2018, the North American Division Executive Committee voted to launch a two-year study to evaluate the needs and ways to serve immigrant and refugee groups. The body also heard reports on Verified Volunteers, Church Planting, Education, Adventist Learning Community, Children’s Ministries, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Stewardship, Ministerial, Communication, and the Pacific Press Publishing Association.


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Following NAD Year-End Meeting, AdventSource Ministry Supply Center Becomes Division Institution

AdventSource, the official ministry supply center for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, became an North American Division institution on Nov. 9, 2018, following a vote by the NAD Corporation Board.


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Discussion, Ministry Reports, and Collaborations

After the morning devotional given by Pierre Omeler, a full day of business commenced on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the North American Division Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM). The morning session was devoted to a discussion on the voted General Conference document titled “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions." The afternoon session included reports from NAD ministries and partners.


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At Year-End Meeting, Motion Accepted for North American Division to Discuss Financial Parity with General Conference

After the afternoon reports from Christian Record Services, Inc., North American Division media ministries, and Oakwood University at the NAD Year-End Meeting on Nov. 5, 2018, Daniel R. Jackson, NAD president, opened the floor for a discussion on finances.


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The Mission Field at Home

Key reports and presentations made for a full business session on Nov. 2, the second day of the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting. The morning started with announcing the work of the YEM nominating committee.


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Bryant Says Jesus' Style of Servant Leadership Should be our Guide

G. Alexander Bryant, NAD executive secretary, preaching a sermon entitled “Having the Mind of Christ,” challenged the delegates, families, and guests attending the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting Sabbath program to always take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate Jesus’ leadership style of humility and sacrifice.