Daily Archives: October 12, 2017


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Oct 2017

The chief financial officer/treasurer (CFO) of the General Conference (GC) encourages members to return to systematic giving and increase support for stewardship ministries. “Since the 1980’s the emphasis in stewardship has somehow dwindled,” Juan Prestol-Puesán, GC CFO, told members of the Executive Committee during the 2017 Annual Council. “Teaching giving is out of fashion.  It’s not something that attracts. It is a lot more attractive to give to projects.” This refocus on stewardship and systematic giving began in 2015 when the Adventist Church’s executive committee approved a plan for the General Conference......

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Oct 2017
Redwood Adventist Academy destroyed by California wildfire

On Monday, Oct. 9, the Tubbs Fire, a wildfire that has burned at least 28,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties in Northern California, swept into the Larkfield-Wikiup area of Santa Rosa, in the US state of California and destroyed Redwood Adventist Academy, located on Mark West Springs Road. No students or faculty were on campus at the time. For much of Monday, the fate of the K-12 school was unclear. Rumors spread, but no one knew for sure what had happened. Twice during the day, Principal Angie Weems and Northern California......

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Oct 2017
Si Young Kim elected as new president for the North-Asia Pacific region of the Adventist Church

On September 13, the Northern Asia-Pacific region (NSD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church held a Special Executive Committee (EXCOM) meeting to elect Kim Si Young as the regions new president. Young’s name was recommended to the General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) and on September 19, the GC ADCOM members voted Kim in as the new president. Ted Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, came to Korea to chair this special EXCOM made up of members from Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. During the morning devotional, Wilson quoted Jeremiah 32:27 and......

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Oct 2017
Adventist church in Puerto Rico Begins recovery from Hurricane Maria

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Puerto Rico are finally beginning to connect with those around them after Hurricane Maria plowed through the island on Sep. 20, 2017. The Category 4 storm brought winds of up to 155 mph that killed 10 people, knocked down power lines and cellphone towers, flooded streets, and disrupted the infrastructure of the entire island like never before. “In the history of our country, there has never been such a phenomenon, such great destruction as Hurricane Maria has caused,” said Luis A. Rivera, administrator of the Bella Vista Adventist......

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Oct 2017
In Mexico, Adventists assist in aftermath of latest earthquake

Hours after a powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday, Sep. 19, toppling dozens of buildings and homes and killing hundreds, Seventh-day Adventists sprung into action to assist in the recovery effort. Top church leaders said no loss of life among church members has been reported so far. The earthquake took place on the 32nd anniversary of the powerful earthquake that hit Mexico City, killing more than 10,000 people in 1985. Mexico City Local churches and schools across Mexico City opened their doors to collect food and medicines to be distributed to......

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