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Juan Prestol-Puesán-Puesan

Former NAD Treasurer Announces Retirement from Role of General Conference Treasurer

On April 12, 2021, Juan R. Prestol-Puesán, treasurer of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced his retirement. This announcement came one day before the 2021 GC Spring Meeting officially began on April 13. He will continue in his current role until July 31. The new treasurer, Paul H. Douglas, elected on April 14, will commence duties on August 1.

Mildred P. Johnson

During Virtual Celebration for Women’s History Month, South Central Conference Former Bible Instructors Honored

On March 27, Sandra Hawkins, executive director of “Making of a Lady” in Montgomery, Ala., and a former Bible instructor, hosted a virtual celebration of Bible instructors to honor women who currently or previously served in that role within South Central Conference. Special recognition was given to Mildred P. Johnson for her 42 years of service.

Gina Lockhart and son Daniel

The Most Precious Gift

A life with kidney issues brought Gina Lockhart closer to God. After a lifesaving transplant, she lives out her faith by sharing her miraculous testimony and giving back to her community. Read this special feature during April, National Donate Life Month in the U.S.

Adventist Biography Series three book covers

Adventist Biography Series — An Unprecedented Publishing Project Changes Editors

Denis Kaiser has been named the new editor of the ongoing Adventist Biography Series, one of the most ambitious publishing projects in Seventh-day Adventist history. Kaiser is a specialist in Adventist history and a professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He will be assuming leadership of the series with the retirement of George Knight, who has served as series editor for the past 20 years.

Oxford Maine church

Giving and Receiving in Oxford, Maine

The congregation in the Adventist church in Oxford, Maine, is not a large one. On a good Sabbath, as many as 30 people might be in attendance, though the number is usually closer to 20. The congregation also skews toward the grey-haired side — most members are retirees living on a fixed income. But what this small and resource-limited congregation has managed to accomplish in the local and global mission field is truly inspiring.

Maasai Development project Jan Latsha

Changing Girls’ Lives in Kenya

In 2010, about two decades after beginning her work with the Maasai in Kenya, Jan Latsha started the Maasai Development Project, a refuge/home for girls escaping female genital mutilation and early marriage. She also organized a corps of lay pastors who have led many Maasai to come to know Jesus and join the Adventist Church.

Scribner WWU and Hope Channel video series

Walla Walla University Graduate Student Partners with Hope Channel and WWU School of Theology on Video Series About Jesus

Rachel Scribner, a 2019 graduate of the Walla Walla University cinema, religion, and worldview master’s program, has collaborated with Hope Channel and Carl Cosaert, dean of the WWU School of Theology, to create a television series about Jesus that is based on the gospel of Mark. In this interview, Scribner talks about what went into creating the series.

LA Sierra University virtual mission trip

La Sierra University Pre-Medical Society’s Guatemala Mission Trip Goes Virtual

The task facing La Sierra University’s Pre-Medical Society last fall was daunting — take an annual mission trip to Guatemala that provides badly needed aid, spiritual connection and compassionate outreach and reproduce it all online.

YG give nurses gifts

Gratitude for Healthcare Front-line Workers

It started with gratitude: A simple idea to acknowledge and appreciate the dedication of healthcare workers who serve all of us. Faith Rivera, a young adult at Younger Generation Church (YG) in Arlington, Texas, pitched the idea of offering Valentine’s appreciation gifts to all the frontliners at Texas Health Mansfield.

Luis Sanchez, senior office assistant for the NAD Ministerial Association, monitors slides presented by Kyoshin Ahn, NAD executive secretary, on membership accession rates.

2021 eHuddle Redefines Adventist Evangelism in North America, Examines Church Growth Patterns

A two-day clergy professional development conference organized by the Ministerial Association of the North American Division explored the definition of Adventist evangelism, highlighted challenges in achieving church growth, showcased innovative examples of service, and provided guidance for the new and evolving realities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sixth annual “eHuddle” or “evangelism huddle,” which is the gathering of the division’s evangelism visioning and leadership team, was held virtually March 8-9, 2021.