Students at SOULS West, Pacific Union Conference’s evangelism training school located in Prescott, Arizona, are partnering with the Pacific Press Publishing Association to help deliver hope. With help from Pacific Press, SOULS West students started raising funds to send thousands of copies of "The Great Hope," an abridged, modern-language version of Ellen G. White’s classic book "The Great Controversy," to COVID-19-ravaged Los Angeles, California.
NAD Adventist Community Services Commits $1.5 million to Local Conference Food Pantries for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
NAD ACS is committed to supporting the operations of the ACS food pantry ministries of the 60 local conferences within the NAD territory (United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Guam-Micronesia). In order to provide that support, NAD ACS is investing $1.5 million and allocating a grant of $25,000 per conference for relief efforts.
An EF-3 tornado brought havoc and death to southeastern Tennessee and north Georgia in the middle of the night on Easter Sunday, April 13. The tornado caused widespread destruction and 16 deaths. Two Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Tennessee were significantly damaged.
Adventist Health Acquires Blue Zones as It Plans to Refine the Role of Health Organizations in the U.S.
Adventist Health announced on April 8, 2020, that it has acquired Blue Zones®, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. This revolutionary move by Adventist Health comes at a time when public attention is especially focused on the interconnectedness of our health to that of our friends and neighbors in the face of the coronavirus disease crisis.
Tornadoes touched down just feet away from the It Is Written ministry headquarters in Collegedale, Tennessee, early Monday morning, April 13, 2020. Reports of power outages, missing persons, and deaths filled local news reports Monday morning. When staff went to check on the building, they were met with debris all across the parking lot and hundreds of trees snapped in half all around the building.
El Liderazgo de la NAD brinda orientación sobre la asistencia financiera del gobierno debido a la crisis de COVID-19
COVID-19 ha tenido un gran impacto emocional y económico en el mundo en los últimos meses. El liderazgo de la División Norteamericana de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día (NAD, por sus siglas en inglés) está profundamente preocupado por el impacto de la pandemia en sus miembros, iglesias y otras entidades misionales. Con actitud de oración, la intención de la NAD es evaluar todas las opciones que puedan estar disponibles para sostener la misión de la iglesia.
COVID-19 has taken a huge emotional and economic toll upon the world over the past few months. The leadership of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) is deeply concerned about the impact of the pandemic upon its members, churches, and other missional entities. It is the prayerful intent of the NAD to evaluate all options that may be available to sustain the mission of the church.
Our hearts struggle to accept the reality of death. Existence is such a persuasive experience that we simply cannot conceive of a world in which we no longer exist. As a small child I used to spend more time than a youngster probably should trying to imagine a universe without me: how is it possible that prior to 1969 I did not exist at all?
The 2.5-year online program will provide a focus on teaching in higher education and preparation for leadership positions in the social work profession. The program will be interactive and is designed to be accessible for working professionals. Classes will be taught in real-time using videoconferencing, online asynchronous coursework with a learning management system, and weeklong summer residencies.
Randy Robinson, treasurer for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD), recently spoke with Kimberly Luste Maran, an associate director of communication for the NAD, about his role, and how the division is functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The interview was conducted entirely online.