A massive search is being organized for Thursday morning (May 16) to find Dr. Jay Sloop, a physician from Yakima, Washington, who was in Kiev, Ukraine, with a team of volunteers helping the Seventh-day Adventist Church set up a lifestyle medicine center there. The 77-year-old takes a walk every morning, usually with friends, but left the place he was staying by himself at 6:45 on Tuesday morning despite the fact that a roommate could not accompany him
One of the presentations at the symposium on the Waco tragedy of 20 years ago held at Baylor University in April has been published as an article in the current issue of Christian Century (dated May 15, 2013).
The CBS television affiliate in Youngstown has reported that an Adventist man in the area has offered space in a burial plot that his family owns in Crown Hill Cemetery, Vienna, Ohio, so that the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev can be buried. The Adventist man told a television journalist that he believes God wants him to do this, although he does not want his name reported. The man “believes in a strict interpretation of the Bible,” CBS News stated, “particularly Jesus’ call to love your enemies.” He told reporters that he hopes that some good might come from his offer.
The death of George Beverly Shea, the well-known singing evangelist for Billy Graham, in April was noted by Adventists across North America, especially among older generations. Adventist Today asked a number of musicians about Shea’s influence on Adventist music and worship. Shea was highly influential for Adventist singers involved in evangelism from the late 1940s through the 1980s, Pastor Jim Teel, worship coordinator for the Keene (Texas) Seventh-day Adventist Church, told Adventist Today.