“The Storm” A Message by Elder Prathaban Isaac Vesper Service: June 14, 2013
Agency helped hundreds of families with housing, winter clothing Jun 11, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Ansel Oliver/ANN The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has offered assistance to hundreds of refugee families fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria with a targeted focus on un-registered refugees, an agency official said. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency helped Syrian refugees with cash assistance for shelter in neighboring Jordan. Here, an ADRA worker dispenses funds in October
Adventist Church among organizations committing to raise awareness, understanding Jun 6, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America joined dozens of private sector organizations this week in pledging support for U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiative to increase understanding of mental health nationwide
‘Health clubs’ build bridges in secular Eastern Europe May 13, 2013 Prague, Czech Republic Stephen Chavez/ANN staff Seventh-day Adventist medical experts and health advocates want to better understand and share the ministry of healing they say the church is called to embrace. Six hundred of them met in Prague last month for the first European Health Conference
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New director Ramirez on North America’s tradition of service May 7, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Ansel Oliver/ANN The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s North American Division continues to send the most volunteers of any of the denomination’s 13 world divisions. But in recent years, the number of university student missionaries (SMs) has slipped. Elden Ramirez is the North American Division’s new director of Volunteer Ministries
Board chaired by division president to submit proposal May 1, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff The board of the Simi Valley, California-based Adventist Media Center (AMC), which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s North American Division, will recommend a proposal to the division that incudes a call for its six media ministries to relocate and a sale of the property. The North American Division’s Adventist Media Center will be sold if it’s board April 29 proposal is accepted by the division.
Video part of ongoing diplomatic efforts to gain petition signatures for release Apr 18, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff A new video featuring the family of a Seventh-day Adventist pastor imprisoned in Togo was published on YouTube by the church’s world headquarters last week, the latest step effort to obtain signatures petitioning the government for his release. Mandalena dos Anjos, wife of imprisoned pastor Antonio Monteiro, is interviewed on camera about the separation of her family in Togo. “We have never been apart for this long,” she said.