This is a special day of prayer, established by the Adventist Church 25 years ago, scheduled annually on the last Sabbath of May.
including 2.2 billion children (aged 0-18) – amongst them millions of children and young people without parental care or at risk of losing it. There are an estimated 151 million children worldwide who have [...] poverty, discrimination or pregnancy. Children belong in families, not institutions In Uganda , 50,000 children are growing up in children’s homes, but only a minority are orphans. Poverty [...] countries, hurt and much more. Children at risk need to be protected and helped so that they can use their God-given talents to their fullest. They need our prayers. Children worldwide suffer insidiousFind out more
More than a week of conflict left hundreds dead.
There is an Adventist community in this city. The Semyonov family A family with two children, 5 and 10 years old, moved to live in Israel about a year ago. Following the protocol regarding [...] shelter in their apartment. So, they had to move to a public bomb shelter near their house. For almost a week they spent days and nights with other people. On May 17 a rocket fell into their yard, causing serious [...] blast wave knocked out all the windows of their apartment, making the apartment unsafe to live. The children suffered a tremendous shock from the strong sound and horrible effect of the rocket. Thank God everyoneFind out more
"Those who are abused need people to advocate for them when they do not feel strong enough to do this for themselves".
powerful stories of women who had survived horrific abuse at the hands of their husbands. Harald Giesebrecht, a pastor from Norway, gave an insightful presentation on the spiritual abuse of children. He [...] causing fear and shame, and using it to manipulate children’s behaviour. He invited us to reflect on whether we are making God and Jesus a source of children’s fear and distress, or a source of love, and comfort [...] countries gathered together online to learn how to listen, to believe, to care and to protect the children and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. The 'End it Now' conference was hosted by theFind out more
European Enditnow Conference organized by Swedish Union
powerful stories of women who had survived horrific abuse at the hands of their husbands. Harald Giesebrecht, a pastor from Norway, gave an insightful presentation on the spiritual abuse of children. He pointed [...] causing fear and shame, and using it to manipulate children’s behaviour. He invited us to reflect on whether we are making God and Jesus a source of children’s fear and distress, or a source of love, and comfort [...] countries gathered together online to learn how to listen, to believe, to care and to protect the children and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. The 'End it Now' conference was hosted by theFind out more
"We live in a time when restoring relations in families are crucial"
people. The story of creation teaches us that Adam and Eve didn't have to deserve to rest. We often think that we need to “deserve” something, and this is often the way we teach our children. All the [...] interested individual, but the entire family. He showed that in the New Testament there are a number of stories of conversions, the consequence of which is the acceptance of Christ by all the household (“oikos” [...] community can support these parents. Karsten Stank from Germany spoke about parenthood, respect for children, and non-violent communication. He supported what he presented with many examples from his familyFind out more
Longing for God - filled - revived - called
God" Heather-Dawn led us through the experiences of her own life of faith, accompanied by wonderful stories and incidents that she or other women of faith have had with God. It was a delight to listen to her [...] love for us and our love for Him. Using the Bible, she showed us the longing that God has for His children and how we can maintain in our lives the love that we experienced when we first came to know JesusFind out more
Women’ Educational Meetings
able to see how God has used this pandemic to create moments of closeness for couples, parents and children as well as possibilities to make decisions to change things. In all this context, our Women's Ministries [...] Thanks to technology all this was possible, the space was created via ZOOM on Tuesdays at 20h. Every week we pray for the guest speaker and for each participant so that together we may understand how God [...] supported this simple project that we hope will go forward with God's blessing and the support of his children scattered in many parts of the world. We hope to count on your prayers! Angela Arias, Women’sFind out more
The third day of the Global Adventist Innovation Network.
cannot go to church. HopeTown is a project designed for children, specifically a series of videos with a spiritual message; these videos follow the story of a family that is facing the dangers of a threat. [...] Tjeransen, director of communications for the Adventist Church in Norway, presented a musical play for children, entitled ‘ Christmas in Shadowdale ’, produced by Hope Channel Norway . The project isFind out more
Adventist volunteers helping the poor in the Umbria region during the pandemic.
we meet so many people and experience ‘crazy’ stories of people who really need help and assistance," Hromis testified. Here are some of the stories: There is a boy fellow who lives under a tin [...] few days, we have received a donation of 600 kg of (high quality) Grana Padano cheese and, a few weeks ago, more than 100 kg of top quality meat, not counting supermarket leftovers and the usual suppliesFind out more
Refugees refer to settlements in the North of France as "Europe's worst refugee camps”.
out of use. Twice a week, an association runs the opening of showers for the exiles, but only men are accepted (2x 2 hours per week so not enough). There is nothing for women, children or minors. The [...] more. There are also families with young children, but it is difficult to estimate them because there are several small camps which are dismantled twice a week. Refugees are often brought to the CAO (Reception [...] of the world and other local associations, asking “how can we help?” Unlike the other days of the week, no organization was distributing food to refugees on Sunday. Right away, ADRA committed to addressFind out more