On Nov. 4, 2018, after a discussion of the document "Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions," which was voted during the General Conference Annual Council meeting in October, the North American Division Year-End Meeting Executive Committee approved a writing committee to craft a response to it. On Nov. 6, the NAD delegates approved the official response.
At Year-End Meeting, Motion Accepted for North American Division to Discuss Financial Parity with General Conference
After the afternoon reports from Christian Record Services, Inc., North American Division media ministries, and Oakwood University at the NAD Year-End Meeting on Nov. 5, 2018, Daniel R. Jackson, NAD president, opened the floor for a discussion on finances.
After the morning devotional given by Pierre Omeler, a full day of business commenced on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the North American Division Year-End Meeting (NAD YEM). The morning session was devoted to a discussion on the voted General Conference document titled “Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions." The afternoon session included reports from NAD ministries and partners.
G. Alexander Bryant, NAD executive secretary, preaching a sermon entitled “Having the Mind of Christ,” challenged the delegates, families, and guests attending the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting Sabbath program to always take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate Jesus’ leadership style of humility and sacrifice.
Key reports and presentations made for a full business session on Nov. 2, the second day of the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting. The morning started with announcing the work of the YEM nominating committee.
“We are all co-workers together with God,” remarked Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, as he paraphrased 1 Corinthians 3:9 at the start of his annual report at the first business session of the 2018 North American Division Year-End Meeting.
The Bible speaks of a time of trouble such as the world has never seen before, a time when no one can buy or sell. Many of my friends believe that time has arrived has arrived in Saipan.
ACS Mobilizes Support Efforts in Wake of Typhoon Yutu; Continues Supply Distribution for Hurricane Michael Relief
Devastation brought on by the year’s strongest storm to date, Typhoon Yutu, which slammed into the Northern Mariana Islands on October 24, activated response efforts by Adventist Community Services (ACS) in the North American Division’s Guam-Micronesia Mission. In addition, ACS Disaster Response is operating six distribution sites in Donalsonville, Georgia, to aid the Hurricane Michael relief efforts.
The recent release of Christmas In My Heart, Volume 27, is a milestone moment for beloved author, Joe Wheeler. This is his 100th book! Wheeler, who has a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, is considered to be one of America’s leading short story anthologists. His Christmas stories, with 27 volumes now in the Christmas in My Heart® series, are the ones readers have found most endearing throughout the years.