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NAD YEM delegates gathered during business session on Nov. 5, 2018

At Year-End Meeting, Motion Accepted for North American Division to Discuss Financial Parity with General Conference

After the afternoon reports from Christian Record Services, Inc., North American Division media ministries, and Oakwood University at the NAD Year-End Meeting on Nov. 5, 2018, Daniel R. Jackson, NAD president, opened the floor for a discussion on finances.

Pierre Omeler

Discussion, Ministry Reports, and Collaborations

After the morning devotional given by Pierre Omeler, a full day of business commenced on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the North American Division Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM). The morning session was devoted to a discussion on the voted General Conference document titled “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions." The afternoon session included reports from NAD ministries and partners.

G. Alexander Bryant preaches at 2018 NAD YEM

Bryant Says Jesus' Style of Servant Leadership Should be our Guide

G. Alexander Bryant, NAD executive secretary, preaching a sermon entitled “Having the Mind of Christ,” challenged the delegates, families, and guests attending the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting Sabbath program to always take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate Jesus’ leadership style of humility and sacrifice.

2018 NAD YEM day two

The Mission Field at Home

Key reports and presentations made for a full business session on Nov. 2, the second day of the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting. The morning started with announcing the work of the YEM nominating committee.

NAD YEM Dan Jackson gives NAD president's 2018 report

Work Together, and Be Not Deterred

“We are all co-workers together with God,” remarked Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, as he paraphrased 1 Corinthians 3:9 at the start of his annual report at the first business session of the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting.

San Antonio Church in Saipan

This Just In: Bible Worker Reports on Conditions in Saipan After Super Typhoon Yutu

The Bible speaks of a time of trouble such as the world has never seen before, a time when no one can buy or sell.  Many of my friends believe that time has arrived has arrived in Saipan.

ACS volunteers lay a tarp over an exposed home.

ACS Mobilizes Support Efforts in Wake of Typhoon Yutu; Continues Supply Distribution for Hurricane Michael Relief

Devastation brought on by the year’s strongest storm to date, Typhoon Yutu, which slammed into the Northern Mariana Islands on October 24, activated response efforts by Adventist Community Services (ACS) in the North American Division’s Guam-Micronesia Mission. In addition, ACS Disaster Response is operating six distribution sites in Donalsonville, Georgia, to aid the Hurricane Michael relief efforts.

NAD headquarters building in Columbia, Md.

2018 NAD Year-End Meeting Video Coverage

Starting November 1, the 2018 NAD Year-End Meeting sessions will be streamed here. The first session starts on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.

Joe Wheeler book signing

27th Christmas In My Heart Volume Is Author's 100th Book

The recent release of Christmas In My Heart, Volume 27, is a milestone moment for beloved author, Joe Wheeler. This is his 100th book! Wheeler, who has a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, is considered to be one of America’s leading short story anthologists. His Christmas stories, with 27 volumes now in the Christmas in My Heart® series, are the ones readers have found most endearing throughout the years.

washington sanitarium circa 1930

Organization Honors Memory of Lucille Byard

On the 75th anniversary of the death of a woman whose mistreatment sparked the formation of regional conferences, an organization is hoping to raise aware and remedy discrimination within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Conscience and Justice Council comprised of public affairs and religious liberty leaders in regional conferences and universities across North America issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 30 as Lucille Byard day.