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Virtual NAD Youth Ministries Program Celebrates the Impact of the Pathfinder Bible Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted plans for the 2020 Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE), which was set to take place April 17-18, 2020, in Salem, Oregon. Leaders were anticipating thousands to participate and observe the annual Bible trivia testing for Pathfinders from across the North American Division (NAD) and beyond, especially after the stunning turnout at the 2019 testing. Instead, a much smaller group joined a virtual event on April 18.

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Respuesta de la NAD ante las muertes recientes y agitación racial en los EE.UU.

La Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día en América del Norte está respondiendo a los trágicos asesinatos de Ahmaud Arbery en Georgia, Breonna Taylor en Kentucky, George Floyd en Minnesota y otros eventos recientes que demuestran claramente la brecha racial que destruye la calidad de vida para tantos y el tejido mismo de nuestra sociedad democrática. Como cristianos, condenamos tales acciones de odio y violencia y pedimos que se haga justicia para las víctimas y sus familias.

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NAD Issues Response to Recent Deaths and Racial Turmoil in U.S.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is responding to the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, George Floyd in Minnesota, and other recent events that clearly document the racial divide destroying the quality of life for so many and the very fabric of our democratic society.

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God Sees; God Gives

Elisha was hiding in Dothan from his enemies because they had become aware that he knew exactly what they were doing as they tried to thwart the plans of God’s people. This is the historical context of the story. . . . Today we see a vast army encircling the camp around us. What will we do in the face of [COVID-19] — this great, silent, and invisible enemy that has come against us?

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In India, It Is Written and Local Church Leaders Reopen Churches, Provide Community Services

After years in disrepair and closure, 53 churches in east central India have reopened with the help of It Is Written. Spiritual, health, and social services have been initiated to keep them active; and local leaders, Bible workers, and volunteers are pitching in to help communities

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Fostering Hope in Alaska’s Native American Communities

Nearly two decades ago the Shoni and Michael Evans joined the small Adventist community that nurtured them and welcomed them in various ways, including the unexpected visit with the doubly unexpected gift of foster babies.

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Adventist Retirement Plans Names New Administrator

On May 21, 2020, the North American Division (NAD) elected Edwin G. Romero to serve as the administrator and chief executive officer of the North American Division Retirement Plans, filling the vacancy left by Raymond Jimenez. Like his predecessor, Romero was also elected associate treasurer for the North American Division.

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Sonscreen Film Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

The 2020 Sonscreen Film Festival was on track to be held with new partner CoLab on April 2-5, 2020. But those plans changed the second week of March as novel coronavirus disease closures caused the North American Division (NAD) to cancel the festival that was to be hosted at the Loma Linda University Church in California. By April 13, after weeks filled with long hours reorganizing, shuffling, and creating, the festival moved online. It became the first NAD event to successfully occupy virtual space over a week-long period.

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NAD to Hold Department and Ministry Elections After 2021 General Conference Session

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the postponement of the 2020 General Conference (GC) Session until May 2021, and the North American Division (NAD) of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church policy that requires the election of NAD vice presidents and department directors be held after a General Conference Session, the North American Division Committee (NADCOM) voted on May 21, 2020, to hold division elections on May 26, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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NAD President to Retire July 1; Replacement Process Defined

Daniel R. Jackson, president of the North American Division of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) and his wife Donna, have announced their intent to retire, effective July 1, 2020. With the postponement of the 2020 General Conference (GC) Session, NAD administration has worked with GC leadership to establish a clear process for the election of the new NAD president in July 2020.