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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

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 [...] 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 Network [...] ” The Adventist Church in Burundi--a country of just over 10,700 square miles--has approximately 186,000 members, 23 schools, and five clinics/dispensaries. Please visit

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Return to Palau: A journey of healing and restoration

Melissa Gibson meets the man who killed her family when she was a 10-year-old missionary girl

200 islands, eight of which are inhabited. Palau has seven Adventist churches as well as an Adventist primary school and academy. The schools have a reputation for being the best on the island, with many [...] state of Texas, and Grandmother Ruth was asked to be the principal of Richardson Adventist School, now North Dallas Adventist Academy. Melissa’s Aunt Marjorie (her mother’s sister) and her family moved from [...] Editor’s Note: This weekend, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ted N.C. Wilson will interview Melissa Gibson on his program “Revival For Mission.” The program airs this Friday, Oct. 4,

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Rwandan President, along with President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, inaugurates new Adventist medical school in East Africa

Paul Kagame promises support for a training hospital in the future

the Republic of Rwanda, and Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, recently unveiled the new East-Central Africa Division (ECD) School of Medicine. Eustace Pennicook [...] contributed to the school and many others also extended their generosity. He expressed the need for land on which to extend other facilities for the school, mainly a training hospital. Wilson congratulated [...] project of a medical school. “What a privilege to be part of inaugurating the East-Central Africa Division medical school in Kigali, Rwanda---the seventh in the world church,” said Wilson. “This medical

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Paraguay’s vice-president takes Bible verse to heart

Adventist Church leader Ted N.C. Wilson gives him an impromptu Bible study with an Andrews Study Bible.

inspire church members across the continent. Wilson, making his first trip to Paraguay, told Moreno about an Adventist school and an Adventist hospital that he had visited in Asunción earlier in [...] Busy Day Wilson’s one-day visit to Paraguay kicked off on the morning of April 22 at the Adventist College of Asunción, a K-12 school with 425 students. A teen was baptized, and Wilson urged the other [...] Bible presented by Seventh-day Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson. Vice President Hugo Velázquez Moreno followed along in the Spanish-language Bible as Wilson, accompanied by a delegation of

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Russian children welcome ‘Uncle Ted’ Wilson to special needs school

Adventist Church president says, “This is one of the most unique projects I have visited in a long time.”

handmade greetings cards as Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, toured their groundbreaking special needs school in southern Russia. Wilson, visibly impressed, thanked the [...] arriving at the school, angry and withdrawn, five months earlier. Inside the school, Verlan led Wilson and other church leaders on a tour of classrooms, a sports hall, and a waiting room where parents can [...] children receive instruction in Adventist schools in the Russian cities of Ryazan and Tula. But the church does not have any special needs schools among its 45 schools on the territory of the Euro-Asia

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Norway mission school called ‘bright spot’ in secular Europe

Ted Wilson praises the students for not just “going with the flow”

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, praised Norway’s Matteson Mission School as a “bright spot” in highly secular Europe and encouraged its students and other young [...] going with the flow,” Wilson said. “You are one of the bright spots in the very sophisticated territory of the Trans-European Division.” Kamal, who like Wilson was visiting the school for the first time [...] cookbook. Wilson met Africans participating in the 2018 program during a tour of the union headquarters. The students eagerly crowded around Wilson to shake his hand and to take selfies. Wilson, speaking

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‘Miracle’ community center opens in Egypt

Cairo’s Center Church is turned into the Ramses Cultural Center.

in 1953 by Wilson’s father, Neal C. Wilson. The elder Wilson, a former Adventist Church president who died in 2010, served for 15 years as president of the former Egypt Field. Ted N.C. Wilson, who grew [...] a year and reopened its doors as the Ramses Cultural Center on July 31, 2018. Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson rededicated the four-story complex to God’s glory and appealed to church members [...] clinic, a fitness center, a massage room, apartments, a kitchen for healthy cooking lessons, and seven classrooms for wellness lectures and English classes. The Adventist Church has 200 members in Cairo

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Adventist Church makes strides in world’s biggest cities

Eighty churches and 15 “centers of influence” open in cities of more than 1 million people.

Adventist Mission helped plant 80 churches and open 15 “centers of influence” in cities of more than 1 million people in 2017 as the Seventh-day Adventist Church steps up efforts to spread the message [...] the Adventist Church has been boosting its urban outreach, especially through centers of influence where church members connect with local communities. Global Mission, which is part of Adventist Mission [...] mission task: making disciples in the unreached people groups of the cities.” Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson appealed to church leaders at the Spring Meeting to press ahead earnestly with

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Adventists to boost creation teaching in former Soviet Union

A leading Russian scientist tells Euro-Asia Division’s year-end meetings that the church faces a challenge.

on Creation as evolutionist theories have crept into some church-run schools. To support Adventists on the front lines of the evolution debate, the church has organized a series of Faith and Science conferences [...] Seventh-day Adventist leaders agreed to step up the church’s teaching of the biblical account of Creation across the evolution-minded territory of the former Soviet Union just days before local churches [...] churches joined churches worldwide to celebrate Creation Sabbath. Adventist Church president Ted N.C. Wilson, speaking at year-end meetings of the Euro-Asia Division’s headquarters in Moscow, reminded local

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Adventist Church president challenges members to minister to the cities during his 2017 Annual Council Sermon

Transcription of Ted N.C. Wilson’s, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sabbath sermon during the October 2017 Annual Council.

follow Christ’s methods involving Adventist Community Services and ADRA, integrated media evangelism and social media, counseling centers, reading rooms and Adventist Book Centers, Bible studies provided [...] hand, but today, as Pastor Wilson has said, the challenge and the appeal is not for you, it is for the young people who you represent, who are in our schools, our elementary schools, our secondary or academies [...] sessions with well over 250 non-Seventh-day Adventist guests that registered. Since many of our guests attended multiple programs, we actually had over 150 non-Adventists guests that came to almost all of them

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