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.

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Geoscience Research Institute Releases New Documentary, Fourth in Series, on X-Ray Scientist, Researcher

Creation Sabbath is Oct. 28, 2017, and the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) has released a documentary about Isabel de Moraes' research, life, and faith.

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Sending Leaders to God's Harvest

Pastor Vinh Nguyen has a burden. “There are two million Vietnamese living in the United States, yet there are only three full time pastors. How can we reach all these people?” He and his southern California church are trying to fill this need.

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Adventist Leaders Attend Growing Young Cohort Summits

From across the North American Division (NAD), more than 80 Adventist church members, leaders, and innovators convened at Fuller Youth Institute [FYI] in Pasadena, California, to join in the Growing Young Cohort Summit on Oct. 5-6 and 12-13, 2017.

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Care for Cuba Sends the First Adventist Long-Term Missionaries to Cuba in 50 Years

For the first time in 50 years, the Seventh-day Adventist Church will send long-term missionaries to Cuba.

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Oh, To Be Like a Kitten!

I was traveling for work when I received the text message from my wife. “Daddy Please??!!” appeared on my phone’s screen, along with a photo of my daughters wearing big grins.

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Pacific Union College Resumes Classes After Wildfire Concerns

Students returned to the Pacific Union College campus in Angwin, California, on Oct. 17, 2017, after a week-long hiatus.

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.