Learning to Read the Word
New structure, methodology is explored for Partners in Mission adult literacy program.
It is estimated that 750 million people worldwide are illiterate. For nearly two decades the North American Division has sponsored adult literacy initiatives through its Partners in Mission program with sister divisions and mission fields. The partnerships have given more than 180,000 adults the gift of literacy.
Today, an article without a photo will not often get published. Photos are crucial, but not all photos are good. To address this issue a small group of photographers from three Adventist Church world divisions met September 5-12, 2019, at the Hlíðardalsskóli, a former Adventist boarding school.
AdventHealth’s Board of Directors has elected Ron C. Smith to serve as chair during its most recent quarterly Board meeting. Smith assumes responsibilities immediately, replacing Gary Thurber after he served a two-year term as board chair.
Loma Linda University Health physician Laren Tan, M.D., recently began a regional tour to speak with junior high and high school students about the dangers of vaping. Starting with La Sierra Academy in Riverside, California, Tan spoke to students about the dangers of both the substance being vaped and the lesser-known hazards of the activity.
“God in Shoes” Coordinates Widespread Outreach in Orlando, Florida, to Serve Women and Their Families
On September 27, more than 600 attendees of the 2019 NAD Women’s Convention participated in a day of community service organized by God in Shoes. Since 2009, the Georgia-Cumberland Conference-based ministry has been the official community service outreach organizer for the convention, which is held every five years. The women had a dozen projects to choose from that met a wide range of Orlando’s societal needs.
On June 19, Breath of Life released its first sharing book, FREE: Revisiting God’s Plan for Oppressed People. The pocket-sized volume points readers to a deliverer who is concerned about the social, economic, and political circumstances that oppress bodies and suppress voices of millions of people in America and around the world.
Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRS), a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, has extended access to its proprietary online library to all of the divisions outside North America. This includes several different reading formats, including audio streaming, large electronic print and refreshable Braille.
Two siblings and star high school tennis players went to court to defend their right to compete in the state championships while keeping their Sabbath. On Aug. 6, 2019, Paul and Iris Chung sued the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association in federal court on behalf of their children, Joelle and Joseph.
Husband-Wife Ministry Leaders of the Southwestern Union Receive Award of Distinction from NAD Family Ministries
Buford Griffith, executive secretary and director of Family Ministries and Religious Liberty for the Southwestern Union Conference, and Carmen Griffith, director of Southwestern Union’s Women’s Ministries and Ministerial Spouses Ministries, received the 2019 North American Division (NAD) Family Ministries Distinguished Service Award on July 20 during the annual Family Research and Practice Conference on the campus of Andrews University.