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NAD education leaders meet with teachers from Ntangaye School, Malawi, Africa.

Adventist Education Leaders Visit ADRA-Sponsored Schools in Malawi

NAD education leaders were recently part of an assessment team that traveled to Malawi to evaluate the educational needs at ADRA-sponsored schools. The schools are located in the poorest areas of one of the least-developed nations in Africa.

Debra Brill is interviewed by Julio Munoz during the 2019 NAD YEM

Debra Brill, Longest-Serving Vice President at the North American Division, Retires

Debra C. Brill retired on Oct. 1, 2019, after serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America as a vice president for 21 years. Brill served as administrative liaison and chair of NAD committees and on the boards many NAD ministries. Brill, with 33 years of denominational employment, currently holds the record for longest-serving vice president of the NAD, and she is the second women to occupy a vice president position at the division.

NAD leaders applaud Daniel R. Jackson, president of the NAD, after the unveiling a wall plaque bearing the new name of the building’s executive boardroom — “Daniel R. Jackson Executive Boardroom.”

NAD Leaders Honor the Legacy of Daniel R. Jackson

During a special presentation at the 2019 Year-end Meeting of the North American Division, the division’s administrative team, which includes the executive secretary, treasurer, vice presidents, and assistants to the president, expressed words of appreciation for Daniel R. Jackson, NAD president, before unveiling a wall plaque bearing the new name of the building’s executive boardroom — “Daniel R. Jackson Executive Boardroom.”

part of the Feel Whole Challenge is to pray for someone

Nearly 10 Million People Invited to Feel Whole

It’s been said that it takes 21 days to form or break a habit. Throughout the course of this year, participants in AdventHealth's Feel Whole Challenge have put this concept to the test, answering the call to action to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual health. In nine media markets throughout the Midwestern, Southwestern, and Southeastern United States, 9.7 million consumers have heard this same message.

Mark Galvez, a student delegate from Southern Adventist University, advocates for sponsorships of young adult-produced podcasts.

Media Ministry to the Unchurched, New Resources, and Touching Tribute

On Nov. 3, 2019, day four of the NAD Year-End Meeting, representatives from the GC presented the world church's strategic plan, "I Will Go," for the next quinquennium. Media Ministries and several NAD institutions and ministries also shared reports during the business sessions that concluded with a touching tribute to Kirsten Wolcott, a student missionary who lost her life 10 years ago.

Joseph Khabbaz

Southern Adventist University Welcomes New Vice President for Spiritual Life

Southern Adventist University is pleased to welcome Joseph Khabbaz as the new vice president for spiritual life. Along with serving as campus chaplain, Khabbaz will help prioritize Southern’s spiritual goals through this newly restructured position.

Church in the Valley recognized for Acts of Kindness Extreme Home Repair Ministry

Church in the Valley's Extreme Home Repair Ministry Receives Nomination From Community

At an awards banquet in Langley, B.C., Church in the Valley was recognized for Acts of Kindness Extreme Home Repair Ministry. For 16 years the Acts of Kindness Extreme Home Repair Ministry has renovated worthy recipients' homes in the Township of Langley. Fortunate individuals who are unable to repair and maintain their homes get an act of kindness from the team and receive the renovation completely free of charge.

Randy Robinson, treasurer of the North American Division, listens to Juan Prestol-Puesán, treasurer of the General Conference, give comments regarding the history of tithe sharing between the division and the GC.

A Journey to Parity: NAD Responds to the Annual Council Voted Action on Tithe-Sharing

A significant portion of the 2019 Year-End Meeting Sunday afternoon business session on Nov. 3 was focused on the General Conference’s response to financial parity request from the executive committee of the North American Division. During 2019 Annual Council, leaders of the world church voted to reduce the tithe percentage of the NAD by 2 percent – 5.85 to 3.85 percent beginning in January 2020 over the next four years – and have the remaining 12 divisions increase their tithe percentages from 2 to 3 percent over a 10-year period.

Randy Robinson during NAD YEM 2019

Financial Responsibility With Grandma and Grandpa Jones’ Money

Randy Robinson, North American Division treasurer, introduced the 2019 treasury report with thanks to G. Thomas Evans, previous treasurer. He then shared 2 Chronicles 7:14 as he opened his report on Nov. 4. Robinson shared highlights from the 2018 audited financial statement, including operating fund trends, working capital, and tithe.

G Alexander Bryant shares his report on Nov. 1, 2019

Stand on the Promises of God with Holy Ghost Power

​​​​​​​On the second day of the 2019 North American Division Year-End Meeting, G. Alexander Bryant started the secretary’s report with Isaiah 40:31, telling the executive committee that whatever challenges come, even when “we scratch our heads and ask, ‘What are we going to do,’ we’re going to stand on the promises of God.” After thanking the secretariat team, Bryant went straight into membership figures.