Stories & Commentaries

About Stories & Commentaries

From time to time, the North American Division shares commentaries on issues and/or events important to Adventists in this division. We also publish stories, which sometimes include interviews and features, to inspire our leaders and members.

Finding Her Way: Profile on Kristy D. Childs, Human Trafficking Survivor

Fleeing an abusive home, Kristy was well into “the life” by age 12. Desperate for food, she did what she could — what she thought she had to do — to survive.

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Fire Destroys Redwood Adventist Academy

On Monday, Oct. 9, the Tubbs Fire swept into the Larkfield-Wikiup area of Santa Rosa and destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy, located on Mark West Springs Road.


iBelieve Bible Witnesses, Provides Online Bible Study

Ministering would be wonderfully straightforward if all young people in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, between the ages of 18 and 35, regularly attended church and Sabbath school.

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At Annual Council, Unity in Mission Phase II Document Referred Back to Committee

At Annual Council meetings this afternoon, about six hours of discussion on the 14-page "Procedures for Reconciliation and Adherence in Church Governance: Phase II" ensued after the document was read aloud.

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ADRA Canada Executive Director Announces Retirement

ADRA Canada announces the retirement of Executive Director James Astleford on Jan. 1, 2018, after 14 years of service in various capacities, including that of executive director.


Georgia Pathfinders Participate in First-Ever Mongolia Mission Camporee

A small team of Pathfinders from the Georgia-Cumberland Conference participated in the first Mongolia Mission Pathfinder Camporee on July 14-18, 2017.

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Andrews University Professor Part of Landmark Research Leading to 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan) is excited to announce and congratulate colleague Tiffany Summerscales, professor of physics, for her part in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration recognized on Oct. 3, 2017, with a Nobel Prize in Physics for its discoveries of gravitational waves.

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Nevada-Utah Conference Responds to Crisis in Las Vegas Community

In the midst of a hurting community, local Seventh-day Adventist churches are steadily moving into place to aid those affected by the Las Vegas, Nevada, shooting on Sunday night.

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Testimonies, Bread Making Part of Healthy Campus Week 2017 at Oakwood University

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) launched its third annual Healthy Campus Week on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, as part of its Healthier Campus Initiative (HCI), a national effort to ensure college students have access to healthier environments during a time of profound change — a time when new habits are formed.

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Wall Street Journal College Guide Ranks La Sierra University No. 1 in Nation for Diversity

For the second year, La Sierra University has placed No. 1 in the nation for the diversity of its campus in the second annual college rankings guide released Sept. 26, 2017, by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and its partner company, Times Higher Education (THE).