Casting Our Eyes to Calvary
The 2022 CALLED Convention Arena Experience
The North American Division’s CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention is a time centered around guiding, supporting, and celebrating pastors. The CALLED Arena Experiences not only met that goal, but exceeded it, focusing on pastoral health and how believers must be grounded first and foremost on Christ alone. Over the course of four days, the arena experience was the central point of group worship that capped each day with morning and evening sessions.
Two Adventist Universities Unite as Southwestern Adventist University and Sahmyook University Sign Exchange Agreement
On Nov. 4, 2022, Southwestern Adventist University president Ana Patterson welcomed Sahmyook University president Il Mok Kim and director of international Education Jae Wook Yang to campus. They met to sign a three-year exchange agreement.
Pacific Union College has launched a groundbreaking collaboration with St. Helena High School, giving students the opportunity to learn how technology is applied to the environmental challenges they face in their own local communities and beyond – including severe drought and wildfires. The 10-week class will meet in person on PUC’s campus and provides the students with the chance to earn college credit.
Like you, I have challenges in my life. At times they have threatened to overwhelm me. But I have a spiritual discipline of gratitude that is giving me the strength to overcome them. My overcoming involves being able to trust God more and live by the truth that I am loved by God, He is my provider, and I don’t have to know all the steps in my future. When it’s time, He’ll reveal the next step.
To start day six of the 2022 Year-End Meeting for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD), attendees saw video reports from both ASi and Oakwood University. On the heels of these inspiring videos came a review of policy revisions, led by Jorge Ramirez, undersecretary for the NAD.
At the North American Division’s Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM) on Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, 2022, Bettina Krause, associate director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty and editor of Liberty magazine, shed light on the Doctrine of Discovery, an 11th-century doctrine with present-day implications.
Diversity and Breadth of North American Division Ministries On Display During Day Five of Year-End Meeting
The diversity and breadth of the ministries of the North American Division (NAD) were on full display during the fifth day of the 2022 Year-End Meeting, themed “Together in Mission: I Will Go.” The keynote event of the day featured the presentation of the treasurer’s report by Randy Robinson, NAD treasurer; and there were also some unexpectedly emotional moments during the day.
Randy Robinson, NAD treasurer, as he began his report on Monday morning, Oct.31, at the North American Division’s Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM), referred to the song, “Goodness of God,” powerfully interpreted by Sara Devaraj during NAD YEM’s Sabbath service, Robinson said, “That sentiment is the underpinning upon which my report rests today, along with the fact that God is in control. As we look back on 2021, and so far in 2022, there’s no doubt God is leading His church.”
Ministry Reports, Heartfelt Discussion, and GC Greetings Center-Stage on Day Four of the NAD Year-End Meeting
The fourth day of the North American Division’s (NAD) 2022 Year-End Meeting, themed “Together in Mission: I Will Go,” balanced thankfulness for the leaders who came before and the work of many of the ministries within the division with heartfelt discussion and debate on some of the major issues of the day.