After Tennessee Governor Bill Lee denied clemency to Donnie Edward Johnson on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the Riverside Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church has decided to hold a prayer vigil for Johnson, an Adventist on death row for murdering his wife more than 30 years ago. Johnson, who holds Bible studies inside the prison and started a radio program called "What the Bible Says,” is an elder of Riverside Chapel, and a part of the church’s prison ministry.
Elder Malcolm Gordon, former president of the Southern Union Conference, passed on Sunday, May 12, 2019, just two days after his 85th birthday. He was living in New Jersey.
Leonard Bailey, M.D., the renowned Loma Linda University Health surgeon who garnered international media attention in 1984 for transplanting a baboon’s heart into a human infant known as “Baby Fae,” the research from which spawned human-to-human infant heart transplants and other cardiac treatment breakthroughs, died on May 12, following a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders have asked for mercy for an Adventist on death row in Tennessee. Leaders are asking for church members to pray for Donnie Edward Johnson, scheduled to be executed on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Washington Adventist University Offers to Purchase Washington Adventist Hospital Campus in Takoma Park
Washington Adventist University announced today that it will offer to purchase the 14.5 acre property currently home to Adventist HealthCare’s Washington Adventist Hospital, which will relocate to Silver Spring in August with a new name Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center. The property, which lies adjacent to the university, will effectively double the size of the WAU campus.
In the early morning hours of May 4, while traveling from the San Francisco airport, the tour bus transporting the Oakwood University Aeolians choir was involved in a fiery, multi-vehicle accident on Highway 101. No major injuries were reported for the 20 people on board, one motorist was killed.
During spring break 2019, a group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from Walla Walla University, Pacific Union College, Milo Adventist Academy, and Gracepoint Adventist Church traveled to Paradise, California, to bring relief to whatever needs were most pressing.
Ontario Conference’s Inaugural Earth Day Summit Inspires Thousands Acknowledge God as Creator and Care for His Planet
During the inaugural 2019 Earth Day Summit, held on April 21 in Mississuaga, Ontario, Canada, thousands of guests, many who are not Adventist, interacted with nearly 50 colorful booths on topics as varied as the incredible immune system, the marvel of the brain, the intelligently designed smile, pollution on campus, the creative complexity of the human body, the theology of recycling, gardening and more.
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is causing thousands of people to flee to safety across the border into the country of Uganda. ADRA has been engaged in helping the refugees as they make new lives for themselves. One 15-year-old girl shares the story of how she came to Uganda and now attends the "ADRA school."
The 2019 Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) Division Finals on April 26-27 drew a record-breaking 210 teams to Rockford, Illinois, located nearly 100 miles northwest of Chicago. This was the first time in PBE’s history that more than 200 teams participated in the division level testing.