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Christian Record Services for the Blind Marks 125 Years of Transformative Service

In the heart of compassion and dedication, Christian Record Services (CRS) stands tall as it celebrates an incredible milestone — 125 years of unwavering commitment to serving individuals worldwide who are blind and visually impaired. Since its inception in 1899, CRS has been a beacon of hope, breaking down barriers and providing life-changing services to individuals facing vision challenges. 


Walla Walla University School of Nursing Receives More Than $100,000 to Update Portland Simulation Lab

Walla Walla University School of Nursing has received a $105,231 grant from the Washington Student Achievement Council to upgrade nursing simulation labs on the Portland campus. This is the third significant grant awarded to the School of Nursing in the past year which total more than $490,000, continuing to support high-level nursing education at WWU.


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NAD Administrators Affirm Work and Assess Needs During Visit to the Guam-Micronesia Mission

Beginning January 4, 2024, a North American Division (NAD) administrative team visited several islands within the Guam-Micronesia Mission (GMM) for two weeks. “We wanted to provide encouragement and do an assessment of needs and see how we could better support the work there,” said NAD president G. Alexander Bryant.


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Walla Walla University President and Other Members of University Community Honored with Weniger Award

John McVay, president of Walla Walla University, was selected as a 2024 recipient of the Charles Elliott Weniger Award for Excellence. The award was presented at the annual award presentation on Feb. 17, 2024, in Loma Linda, California.


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Connecting to Hope: Addressing the Loneliness Epidemic in the Heart of NYC

Launched in New York City, "Connecting to Hope" is a three-month awareness campaign designed to encourage individuals to foster connections with their community, family, friends, and neighbors, as well as to cultivate spiritual connections with God. The campaign's resources serve as a lifeline to combat loneliness, encouraging people to seek support, and proactively connect with those around them. This collaboration between the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America and Hope Channel International features a series of impactful 15-second ads displayed on a digital billboard in New York City's Times Square.


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Unveiling the Surprising History of Adventist Education: “Turning Point” Video Series

The 2023 North American Division Educators’ Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, was a time of spiritual rejuvenation, learning, and fellowship. Reflecting on the rich, yet somewhat turbulent history of Adventist education, the educators’ convention introduced “Turning Points,” a six-part video series jointly produced by the NAD Office of Education and the Department of Archives, Statistics, and Research. It’s one of the first efforts to produce a film series specifically highlighting the origins of Adventist education.


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Church Leaders Attend "Developing Effective Teams” Leadership Summit at North American Division Headquarters

The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) held the 2023 Leadership Summit at its headquarters in Columbia, Maryland, on November 12. The theme of the day-long event was “Developing Effective Teams.”


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NAD President and First Lady Share Holiday Video Message for 2023

"During this season, we want to remind you that Immanuel, Jesus, is with you — no matter what you're going through. This time of the year can be so lonely for so many. But the very essence of the season is Immanuel, which says, 'Jesus is not distant. He is near,'" says NAD president G. Alexander Bryant, in the 2023 holiday message he presents to Adventists in North America with wife, Desiree Bryant, who is the NAD Ministerial Spouses director.