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.
In time for Creation Sabbath on Oct. 26, 2019, the updated creationsabbath.net website incorporates numerous improvements designed to help users develop fun, effective, and life-changing Creation Sabbath programs in their churches, communities, schools, hospitals and other institutions.
On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Andrews University Press will release for sale the long-awaited New International Version (NIV) of the landmark Andrews Study Bible. In addition, nearly 700 new students at Andrews will receive a complimentary copy from the university, continuing a tradition that began in 2011, but now takes place for the first time with the NIV.
“BraveHeart Kids Village and Cottage” at Chosen Camporee Helps Kids “Stand Tall Like the Kings and Queens of the Bible”
While the Chosen Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was mainly for Pathfinders, nearly 300 children, ages 4-8, engaged in interactive activities catering to their ages and interests at the “BraveHeart Village and Cottage,” which was organized by the North American Division’s Children’s Ministries in partnership with the division’s Youth & Young Adult Ministries.
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Elects New Executive Secretary/Vice President for Administration
On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Board of Directors elected Wesley Torres as its new executive secretary/vice president for administration. He replaces Daniel Stojanovic, who is now, by appointment of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the leader of the Adventist Church’s work in Israel.