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Learning to Read the Word

It is estimated that 750 million people worldwide are illiterate. For nearly two decades the North American Division has sponsored adult literacy initiatives through its Partners in Mission program with sister divisions and mission fields. The partnerships have given more than 180,000 adults the gift of literacy.

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Kenneth O. Cox, Adventist Evangelist, Passes to His Rest at 84

Kenneth O. Cox, whose career as a Seventh-day Adventist evangelist spanned decades, continents, and time zones, passed to his rest on July 3, 2019 at the age of 84. Cox, who lived near Loma Linda, California, succumbed following heart surgery.

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Conspiracy in North America

What if our Adventist churches across North America began a conspiracy? What if we decided in harmony with all the other churches across Bermuda, Canada, the United States, and the islands of Guam and Micronesia that we are going to love our cities as Jesus did? What would happen if we ventured outside the walls of our churches, asked people about their needs, and did something transformational for individuals and communities?

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Andrews University Recognized by Exercise is Medicine® for Efforts to Create Culture of Wellness on Campus

Andrews University is one of only 139 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine®for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. For the fourth year in a row, Andrews has earned gold level designation from the Exercise is Medicine®On Campus (EIM-OC) program. 

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Tornado Relief Continues in Ohio, Missouri, and Arkansas

The Mid-West region of the United States experienced a tornado outbreak sequence throughout the month of May that left widespread devastation. The major weather event produced 300 tornados, including 18 EF3 tornadoes and two EF4 tornados. Adventist organizations and Adventist Community Services projects and partnerships in affected areas of Ohio, Missouri, and Arkansas mobilized to address the dire needs of residents who lost housing, water, and power in the aftermath, and are continuing to provide long-term relief.

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Northern California's Urban Camp Meeting Intentionally Engages with Community

After two years in one location, the Northern California Conference’s Urban Camp Meeting said goodbye to Stockton, California, on June 20-22, 2019. This year’s theme was “Time to Engage” — for next year, the camp meeting will engage in a new place. And it’s all part of the plan.

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Loma Linda University Health diabetes prevention program merits CDC recognition

Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Diabetes Treatment Center was recently awarded the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognition for a quality diabetes prevention program, a designation that underscores the facility’s expertise in delivering a proven diabetes prevention lifestyle changes for patients.

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Milbert Mariano Named Vice President for Academic Administration and Academic Dean of Pacific Union College 

After nearly 25 years of teaching graphic design, 12 of those as department chair, Milbert Mariano has recently been named the Pacific Union College's new vice president for academic administration and academic dean. Mariano fills the role following Nancy Lecourt’s retirement after 40 years at PUC.

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Christian Record Offers CREATION Life Resources to Members

Christian Record Services for the Blind has partnered with AdventHealth to offer CREATION Life resources to their members, including a video series and educational materials about whole health principles for the body, mind, and spirit.

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New Audience, New Format for NAD's Fourth "Is This Thing On?"

On May 22, the fourth episode of “Is This Thing On?” broadcast on Facebook and YouTube during the 2019 Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute. Midway through the institute, which ran May 20-25, college and university students from public campuses, as well as some young adult local church members, asked and answered questions during the 90-minute afternoon dialogue with North American Division officers Dan Jackson, president; Alex Bryant, executive secretary; and Randy Robinson, treasurer.