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ACS emotional/spiritual care worker walks to rescue worker in Miami

Adventist Community Services Helps Provide Emotional/Spiritual Care, Warehouse Management For Miami Condo Collapse Survivors

This past week, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) has been active in the Miami, Florida, area as search and rescue teams work in Surfside, after the early morning collapse of a 12-story Champlain Towers South condominium building on June 24, 2021.

Milton Peverini Garcia IIW/Escrito Esta

It Is Written Remembers Dr. Milton Peverini, First Escrito Está Speaker

Milton Peverini García, global evangelist, author, and speaker, passed to his rest on Sunday, June 27, 2021. He was the first speaker of Escrito Está, the It Is Written Spanish-language ministry. His ministry impacted countless thousands of lives for Christ. 

Clarksville Karen Company

Refugees Empowered as Adventist Leaders in Ministry on World Refugee Sabbath

The North American Division and the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church designate a special day each year during the month of June for Refugee Sabbath ("World Refugee Sabbath") to raise awareness of the needs of the unprecedented numbers of refugees who have fled their homes due to war and persecution. This year, on June 19, two significant events occurred on Refugee Sabbath, serving to empower refugees and their leaders in ministry.

Milton Peverini García

El director/orador jubilado de La Voz de la Esperanza, Milton Peverini, falleció

Pastor Milton Peverini García, locutor de radio y evangelista ministró a audiencias de habla hispana alrededor del mundo, sirviendo en el ministerio por un total de 58 años.

Milton Peverini García

Retired La Voz de la Esperanza Speaker Milton Peverini Passes to His Rest

Milton Peverini, former speaker/director for La Voz de la Esperanza, passed to his rest in Loma Linda, California, United States, in the early morning on June 27, 2021, after a long illness. He was 88.

Norm Middag

Norm Middag, Former NAD Pathfinder, Adventurer, and Camp Ministries Director, Passes to His Rest

Norm Middag, former North American Division Pathfinder, Adventurer, and Camp Ministries director, died suddenly on June 23, 2021, in Florida, where he and his wife, Barbara, retired in 2001. Middag was 91.

NAD headquarters

The North American Division Welcomes New Vice President, New Professional Services Director, and Adventist Community Services Associate Director

Several new employees will soon be joining the North American Division as those called to serve the church in certain positions move to new roles or retire. In June 2021, three positions were voted: vice president for Multilingual Ministries, Professional Services director, and Adventist Community Services associate director.

Maitland DiPinto and Lincoln Steed

Reflecting on the Contributions of NAD Retirees Lincoln Steed and Maitland DiPinto

Among several retirements that were recently announced were leaders of two vital ministries of the North American Division — Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty magazine, and Maitland DiPinto, director of Hope for Humanity.

Marissa Channer

The Sun Still Rises

Marissa Channer doesn’t know the exact moment her disease started, but she remembers a significant turning point with her health. It was in February 2016, around the same time she started her role as a financial services accountant at AdventHealth University in Florida.

LLUH patients after chest surgery with robotic assistance

Robotic Thoracic Surgery Offers Loma Linda University Patients Minimally Invasive Options

Chest surgeons at Loma Linda University Health are the region’s pioneers in combining human skill with advanced technology by wielding surgical robots since 2018 to optimize already 250 patients’ experiences and outcomes from certain chest surgeries. “Loma Linda University Health is the first and only medical center in the Inland Empire to provide patients with this advantageous option for robotic thoracic surgery,” says Nguyen Le, M.D., FACS, a robotic chest surgeon at LLU.