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.
F. Martin Ytreberg (left, first row in this 2004 photo), former vice president and CFO of Pacific Press Publishing Association, passed peacefully to his rest after a lengthy illness on Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, 2019, in Boise, Idaho.
On the final day of the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Pathfinders with a desire to become a pastor had the opportunity to mingle with Church leaders of the North American Division to learn more about pursuing a career in ministry. The ice cream social served as the launch of “NextGen,” an initiative of the NAD Ministerial Association, which is seeking to address the startling projected number of pastors who will be able to minister throughout the division within the next decade as current pastors retire.
Two attempts at world records at the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, appear to be successful: the largest scarf and slide, and the largest human cross shape.
More than 55,000 people from 100 different countries recently made their way to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee. AdventHealth president/CEO Terry Shaw, and many AdventHealth board members, leaders, and employees were also present to experience the massive youth event.