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At the NAD CALLED Convention, Pastors Pitch Evangelism Ideas for an Opportunity to Earn Funding

On June 22, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky, the North American Division Ministerial Association awarded a total of $120,000 to 15 pastors as part of an “evangelism shark tank” competition for innovative soul-winning ideas.


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A Sweet Singer in Israel, Walter Arties III, Passes to His Rest

“Some people have a dream to do something special and then they work and plan and negotiate and just keep pressing and twisting arms until enough people say ‘Yes!’ They do what they dreamed. This was Pastor Walter Arties and his dream — Breath of Life!” ... The dreamer, the man with the velvet vocals, Walter Eugene Arties III, passed away June 26, 2022, at age 80.


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“You Are Enough”

At the CALLED convention PK Journey event, the warmth of colorful ambient lights, and the gentle glow of a giant video screen illuminate 400 young faces in the darkened auditorium. Some are in their seats, others have come forward to be closer to the front during praise time.


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“Why Does the Church Exist? Do We Draw People to Jesus?”

It’s afternoon at the CALLED Convention and the bustling lunch crowd is starting to disperse. A few of the remaining wanderers pause under the bright blue CALLED banner to check today’s schedule of events. Guests who didn’t plan ahead are faced with a choice. Which of the many educational seminars will they visit this time?


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Hope Channel Premieres NAD Stewardship’s Family Film “The Mysterious Note”

​​​​​​​"The Mysterious Note" had its Hope Channel premiere on April 4, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. ET, with more showings scheduled later in the month. The film looks to teach parents and kids what it means to be a good steward of the things God has entrusted them with.


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The North American Division Welcomes New Director and Associate Director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries

Two key positions, director and associate director, on the NAD Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries team have been filled with familiar names. On April 7, the NAD committee voted the name of assistant director Washington Johnson II to serve as director; and assistant director Gilda Roddy was promoted to associate director.


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Washington Adventist University Partners with Local Laurel College Center to Expand Educational Pathways

Howard Community College (HCC) and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), both in nearby Maryland counties, announced in March 2022 a partnership with Washington Adventist University to expand access to bachelor’s degree programs at Laurel College Center. Founded by HCC and PGCC, Laurel College Center is a Maryland regional higher education center that serves students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.


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Adventist Health Facilitates Donations for Ukrainian Hospitals

Medical supplies and medications were airlifted to Ukraine during the first week of April through a collaboration between Adventist Health and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).