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ADRA appoints Annetta Gibson as new Vice President for Finance

board vice chair and general vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the world headquarters of the Adventist church. “She has extensive experience with ADRA and across various business [...] Annetta Gibson Prior to joining ADRA, Gibson was employed at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists as the assistant to the treasurer and served on ADRA’s board since 2005. She previously held [...] The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has announced the appointment of Annetta “Ann” Gibson as vice president for finance. Gibson began her appointment, effective December 4. Gibson steps

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With religious freedom under threat, is there a way forward?

Seventh-day Adventist advocates are working to protect this vital human right within a culture that has grown skeptical of many religious freedom claims.

free and open exercise of religion cannot be eroded, regardless of future political trends. Seventh-day Adventist religious liberty advocates were among those who participated in the event to express their [...] exercise. If federal legislation of this kind did become law, what would it mean for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its many institutions in the United States? What would it mean for other faith [...] means to be a follower of Christ. Fairness for All Over the past few years, Seventh-day Adventist advocates, from both the General Conference and North American Division, have worked with

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Seventh-day Adventist World Church president sends letter of encouragement to members in Burundi

Wilson encourages members to maintain and hold on to their their faith in God, the Bible, prayer and the promises of God.

escalating series of threats and attacks on the Seventh-day Adventist Church by the government of Burundi. For further reading about the situation of our Adventist brother and sisters in Burundi, please visit [...] wisdom their varied necessities demand.” May God be by your side, my dear members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Burundi. We are supporting you and praying for you. God will not forsake you as [...] Christian regards and sincerely yours, Ted N C Wilson President General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

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Pathfinders plant 1,400 trees to combat climate change in Dubai

just 65 days. So how did Pathfinders get involved? When the project was opened to other organizations, one of the teaching staff at the school, Claudia Bennet (who is a friend of Adventists), thought [...] Emirates of Sharjah and Dubai in UAE participated in the completion of planting 15,000 Ghaf trees in 65 days. “Plant A Legacy” (PAL) project initiative by The Kindergarten Starters School a GEMS Education [...] companies that participated. Majority of people were curious to find out who Pathfinders were. Before the day was over, at least one participant enquired as to how she could enroll her child in the club.

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ADRA taps North American educators for development aid overhaul in Southern Africa schools

School-feeding program prompts awareness of climate crisis and sheds light on education system

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is collaborating with the North American Division (NAD) Office of Education to offer educational development assistance at schools in Southern Africa [...] lifetime.” Siliga adds that in order to accomplish this, ADRA wants to utilize the expertise of Adventist educators to leverage the knowledge, teacher experience, resource development, and grassroots networks [...] already in place in the United States. “This initiative is important because the heart of Adventist Education is service,” reflects Stephen Bralley, NAD director of secondary education. “This is all

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Pueblo Adventists condemn planned white supremacist attack on Jewish temple.

Joining the community of Pueblo, Seventh-day Adventists issued a statement regarding the planned bombing of Temple Emanuel, the Jewish temple in Pueblo, and delivered it to the synagogue leadership on [...] a deep wound in the fabric of our city,” stated Anton Kapusi, pastor of the Pueblo First Seventh-day Adventist Church. Federal authorities in Colorado have arrested a man who is being accused of plotting [...] addressed to the Rabbi of the Temple Emanuel and its members. “We, at the Pueblo First Seventh-day Adventist Church, a part of the Rocky Mountain Conference in Colorado, Wyoming, and northern New Mexico

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Two Adventist leaders pass to their rest

Luka Daniel and Robert Kloosterhuis formerly served in the West-Central Africa Division

vice president for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists from 1985 – 2000. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, shares his memories of Kloosterhuis, also [...] On his official Facebook page, Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, who called Daniel a “good colleague and friend,” said that “Pastor Daniel was a wonderful [...] in the village of Ukam, Kaduna, Nigeria, in 1943. He attended Adventist primary schools and received his bachelor’s degree from the Adventist College of West Africa (now Babcock University) before obtaining

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Seventh-day Adventist Church initiates global prayer campaign #Pray4Burundi

Adventist World Church leaders ask all members to pray after union president arrested

the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the government of Burundi. Read more: Appeal from Seventh-day Adventist World Church President for urgent prayer In May, through the Adventist News [...] and the Adventist Review , Seventh-day Adventist world church president, Ted N.C. Wilson, asked for urgent prayer for the Adventist members in Burundi. The request came after 22 Adventist leaders and [...] progress has been made. Read more: Commentary: What Seventh-day Adventists face in Burundi Because of this, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is calling on all members to #Pray4Burundi. We ask

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Philippines: Earthquake rocks southern island of Mindanao

ADRA provides ongoing aid as thousands recover from aftershocks

followed by a magnitude 6.6 quake on October 29, and another quake of magnitude-6.5 hit again two days later on October 31 causing major infrastructural damage not only to the province of Cotabato where [...] destroyed. When the second earthquake hit the morning of October 29, ADRA was deployed the same day to conduct assessments and facilitate the distribution of cash assistance in the city of Kidapawan [...] emergency responder who was providing aid during the first quake, shared unfortunate news that an Adventist she knew had lost his life “He was a really nice man,” says Solilapse. “He had given us snacks

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Senior Youth Leadership

A Resource for Retention and Involvement

Conference of Seventh-day Adventists on Oct. 11. The SYL curriculum was developed by the youth ministries team, and was a project headed by Pako Mokgwane, associate youth director for the Seventh-day Adventist [...] team, which included director of youth ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Gary Blanchard and associate director for the Adventist World Church, Andres Peralta--decided one way they could [...] Any Adventist in any part of the world can tell you what Pathfinders and Adventurers are. These well-established groups serve what the church calls “junior youth,” or children ages 4-15, and those who

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