Adventist News

Ghana: Adventist Church Saved My Life


"The Member of Parliament (MP) for Salaga South, Alhassan Mumuni, has disclosed to the surprise of members of Parliament that he was still alive because of numerous social intervention projects undertaken by the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church."


"According to Alhassan Mumuni, in November 2012, he fell sick and was rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital, but unfortunately, was not admitted due to a shortage of beds, because at that time the hospital was under expansion.

"Mr. Speaker, when I was not admitted by the Tamale Teaching Hospital, I was rushed to the SDA Community Hospital, and I can say today, that I am still alive because of SDA," he said."



The full article is here.


Cyprus: Adventist Church celebrates one hundred years


"Over 150 members and friends of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cyprus gathered end of October to celebrate the centenary of the arrival of Adventism on the eastern Mediterranean island. The first Adventists, Moses Boursalian and his family, came to Cyprus as refugees from Antioch in 1912 as tentmaker-style missionaries. Moses was not the typical missionary, he sold homemade combs, travelling by donkey from village to village telling people about his beliefs along the way."



You can read the article here.



Camp Verde Seventh-day Adventist Church distributes food

In the USA Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you are thankful for and to help other people less fortunate than you.  The Camp Verde SDA church is doing just that.


"Each Wednesday, the Camp Verde Seventh-day Adventist Church distributes food, clothing and blankets and miscellaneous items. On a recent distribution day, the church provided for close to 1,500 people, according to Sue Kennedy, director of Adventist Community Services for the church.

"We gave away 16,274 pounds of food," Kennedy says. "We also distributed 973 clothing items and blankets, as well as 347 miscellaneous items, kitchen items such as dishes, glasses, and books, videos, and children's toys.""


 You can read the full article here.




New Bahamas Academy Adventist Celebrate 100 Years of Education

 "Nassau, Bahamas - Members of the South Bahamas Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists celebrated the official opening of the New Bahamas Academy located on Marshall Road in southern New Providence on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The ceremony culminated the Centennial Anniversary of the school which was started in 1912 by two missionaries in a lodge hall on Meeting Street. The present school opened its doors at its location on 9th2011."


"The New Bahamas Academy is situated on 6.5 acres of land and has an enrollment of 872 students from K2 to grade 12. The current principal is Anthony Burrows, who is also an alumnus of Bahamas Academy. The project manager, Mr. Winston Ash officially presented the keys to the building to Principal Burrows during the ceremony. Mr. Ash was thanked for his unwavering service on the project. President of the School Board Chairman, Pastor Scavella and Dr. Johnson thanked the present and former government for donating the land for the school and appealed to them for the additional three acres which was promised under the previous Christie administration."


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'Vibrant church' turns 50

"It has been 50 years since Hawera's Seventh-day Adventist members first pooled their resources and labour to build a bigger venue to cater for growing congregation numbers.  The building was opened by late Hawera Mayor Frederick Finer on November 15, 1963.  To celebrate the milestone, church members from various parts of the country, will be coming together tomorrow for a two-day reunion."


Full article here.




First retention summit, leaders look at reality of church exodus

The Adventist News Network has an interesting article on church attendance and retention.


"The Adventist world church, now with nearly 18 million members, has lost at least 1 in 3 Seventh-day Adventist members in the last 50 years, according to summit organizers. Also, in this century, the ratio of people lost versus new converts is 43 per 100."



"Veteran Adventist Church researcher Monte Sahlin said the reasons people drop out of church often have less to do with what the church does and its doctrines than with problems people experience in their personal lives—marital conflict or unemployment, for example. What the church does that contributes to the problem, he said, is not helping people through their tough life experiences."


Read the full story at the Adventist News Network.


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