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.
The North American Division’s 2022 Year-End Meeting (YEM), themed “Together in Mission: I Will Go,” used its second day to receive the executive secretary’s report covering the statistics of the church that provide the foundation on which planning can take place.
At the North American Division (NAD) headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, the 2022 NAD Year-End Meeting started at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. This annual business meeting, which has returned to an in-person event, with livestreaming on the NAD website and various other social media platforms, will provide the opportunity for 300 executive committee members to receive reports, amend policies, strategize, and fellowship with church leaders who have dedicated themselves to sharing with others Christ and the Adventist faith.
On Sept. 28, 2022, Florida’s Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Ian, a category 4 storm. With a death toll of at least 119, Ian is Florida’s deadliest hurricane since 1935. Fierce winds up to 155 mph, torrential rain, and a storm surge as high as 15 feet left homes, businesses, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure in shambles.
The North American Division’s (NAD) 2022 Year-End Meeting, themed “Together in Mission: I Will Go,” opened on Thursday, October 27, with a song. As NAD administrators G. Alexander Bryant, president, Kyoshin Ahn, secretary, and Randy Robinson, treasurer, sang the chorus for “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” a proven trick for quieting a crowd, the voices in the room shifted from lively chatter to a harmonious choir.