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Creation Sabbath updated website

Creation Sabbath Website Updated in Time for October Event

In time for Creation Sabbath on Oct. 26, 2019, the updated 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.

Wesley Torres, Canada executive secretary

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.

Ben Roys gives science presentation at the BraveHeart Village.

“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.

2019 Chosen International Camporee opening night fireworks

"Chosen" in Oshkosh: An Essay in Photos

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.

Participants of the Dinosaur Research Project work on a dig site

Dinosaur Research Draws World-Wide Acclaim, Inspires New TV Series

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.

2004 Martin Ytreberg and PPPA peopel Web thumb crop

Martin Ytreberg, Former Vice President of Pacific Press, Passes to His Rest

F. Martin Ytreberg (left, first row in this 2004 photo), former vice president and CFO of Pacific Press Publishing Association, passed peacefully to his rest after a lengthy illness on Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, 2019, in Boise, Idaho.

Oshkosh 2019 Rojas twins from Paraguay help tear out carpet at project

Outreach in Oshkosh

About 6,000 Pathfinders and club staff and leaders assisted in 57 local service efforts in Oshkosh and the surrounding communities during the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee. Each day except Sabbath, buses rolled out morning and afternoon for several hours as teams helped at food pantries, shelters, the humane society, thrift stores, and a plethora of other nonprofit organizations. Community outreach also included an onsite blood drive and park cleanup.

Byron Dulan, vice president for regional affairs of the North Pacific Union Conference, embraces Ashley Castro, a Pathfinder from the Oregon Conference,  after she shares her desire to become pastor.

At Chosen Camporee, Inaugural “NextGen” Event Affirms Pathfinders Answering the Call to Ministry

On the final day of the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Pathfinders with a desire to become a pastor had the opportunity to mingle with Church leaders of the North American Division to learn more about pursuing a career in ministry. The ice cream social served as the launch of “NextGen,” an initiative of the NAD Ministerial Association, which is seeking to address the startling projected number of pastors who will be able to minister throughout the division within the next decade as current pastors retire.

2019 Oshkosh girls in hangar fold paper into origami

Swamped at Oshkosh!

Adventist Education wasn't sure what to expect when they opened for business in an airplane hanger at the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee. Would kids come? If they did, would they stay? Was there anything that really would grab them, engage them, and most importantly, inspire them?

Oshkosh 2019 largest human cross shape in the world

World Records Attempted at 2019 Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Camporee

Two attempts at world records at the 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, appear to be successful: the largest scarf and slide, and the largest human cross shape.