Church officials last month wait to receive scissors at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Life and Health Romanian Adventist Publishing House, which is located just outside of Bucharest. Adventist publishing work in Romania was revived in 1993, following some 40 years of struggling under communism. [photo courtesy RUC]
In South Korea, Sahmyook University President Sang Lae Kim crosses the finish line of the 2012 Son GiJeong Peace Marathon last month with a time of 5 hours and 19 minutes. He ran to promote the Adventist Church-run school. With more than 5,700 students, it’s the third largest university in the denomination. [photo courtesy NSD]
Renowned violinist Jaime Jorge plays for patients in the intensive care unit at Ukiah Valley Medical Center in Ukiah, California, United States, on December 13. Jorge performed for patients, staff and visitors during the hospital’s Christmas party. [photo: Nick Bejarano]
Pacific Union College students sing in the annual Christmas concert earlier this month. The Adventist Church-run college is located in the Napa Valley of California in the United States.
Each year, Andrews University gymnastics coach Christian Lighthall invites his team "family" to his home for a Christmas lunch. This year, about 40 members of the team were in attendance. The Adventist university located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency representatives distribute cooking supplies to some 650 families after recent flooding north of Garoua in Cameroon last month. “This opens a new day between the municipality and the Adventist NGO,” said deputy mayor of Pitoa, Marie-Noëlle Fakarepti. [photo: Louis Bakari]
Jimmy Jordan, a Christian Record Services employee, helps prepare 4,000 cartridges of an audio Christmas program for mailing. Several volunteers participated in recording and packaging of the Christmas gift for people who cannot enjoy the visual delights of the season. [photo: Rajmund Dabrowski]
A Pathfinder participates in a blood donation drive at the Bethany Adventist Church in Haiti on December 2. Adventists are participating in the initiative to help replenish blood banks. [photo: Jean Philippe Baptiste]
ADRA employees Denison and Eryka check the emergency cleaning kits that team members assembled at the agency’s international headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States. The kits will be donated to sites in New York and New Jersey still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. [photo: Crister Delacruz]
HisHands missionaries in Okinawa, Japan, take booklets and handouts for local mission outreach last month. The Adventist Church’s Okinawa Mission has set a goal to train and to send 100 HisHands Missionaries next year. [photo courtesy NSD]