On Sept. 5, 2019, W. Derrick Lea, director of Adventist Community Services Disaster Response reported that ACS DR is prepared to help in the southeastern U.S. after Hurricane Dorian whipped through parts of coastal Georgia and the Carolinas. Already, one Adventist-run shelter has opened up.
The 2019 enditnow NAD Summit on Abuse Focuses on Helping Pastors and Seminary Students Recognize and Stop Abuse
The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Chapel on the campus of Andrews University was full during the afternoon and early evening on September 4, the first day of the North American Division’s 2019 enditnow Summit on Abuse. This is the division’s third summit, which broadcast over two days in English and Spanish — and the first to be held on a university campus.
Schools all across the North American Division are buying laptops, iPads, e-boards; participating in project-based learning; and sending teachers to STEM training — all to ensure students have the tools they need to not only work in today’s economy, but to lead in it. Where is the funding for much of this cutting edge technology coming from? Versacare, Inc.
On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Andrews University Press will release for sale the long-awaited New International Version (NIV) of the landmark Andrews Study Bible. In addition, nearly 700 new students at Andrews will receive a complimentary copy from the university, continuing a tradition that began in 2011, but now takes place for the first time with the NIV.
In time for Creation Sabbath on Oct. 26, 2019, the updated creationsabbath.net website incorporates numerous improvements designed to help users develop fun, effective, and life-changing Creation Sabbath programs in their churches, communities, schools, hospitals and other institutions.
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Elects New Executive Secretary/Vice President for Administration
On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Board of Directors elected Wesley Torres as its new executive secretary/vice president for administration. He replaces Daniel Stojanovic, who is now, by appointment of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the leader of the Adventist Church’s work in Israel.
“BraveHeart Kids Village and Cottage” at Chosen Camporee Helps Kids “Stand Tall Like the Kings and Queens of the Bible”
While the Chosen Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was mainly for Pathfinders, nearly 300 children, ages 4-8, engaged in interactive activities catering to their ages and interests at the “BraveHeart Village and Cottage,” which was organized by the North American Division’s Children’s Ministries in partnership with the division’s Youth & Young Adult Ministries.
The NAD Office of Communication team share just a few photo highlights from the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee before the quiet again came to the fields of the EAA. These are small glimpses into the massive, bustling event, where Jesus took center stage, along with His “chosen” youth.
For one month every year, Southwestern Adventist University’s ongoing Dinosaur Excavation and Taphonomic Research Project, led by professors Art Chadwick and Jared Wood, moves from the university’s biology department to the 8,000-acre Hanson Ranch and Research Center in eastern Wyoming. Hope Channel is preparing to release a six-episode documentary on the project this fall, giving viewers a small glimpse of what hundreds of students, researchers, and hobbyists experience every June.