ADRA assists flood victims in Germany and Belgium

No Adventist Churches have been severely affected by the storms.

More than 160 people are dead and hundreds more remain missing after catastrophic flooding hit large parts of western Europe. A desperate search for survivors continues despite great obstacles and [...] July 20 was a day of national mourning for the victims and those missing in the violent floods that hit the country. Since Wednesday, July 14, Belgium has been subject to violent floods. 120 municipalities [...] sensitive parts of the home. Unfortunately, tree that was nearby toppled over due to the soft soil and hit her. Birgit is in the hospital and has already had various examinations as well as surgery. “There

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May 29 is World day of prayer for children at risk

This is a special day of prayer, established by the Adventist Church 25 years ago, scheduled annually on the last Sabbath of May.

killed by explosive weapons in conflict, or recruited by armed forces. Trafficking In Nepal , children are sometimes treated as a commodity. Some parents are taken in by traffickers’ promises [...] and abuse. For more information about this special day, please go here . Pictures: 1. SOS-Childrensvillages 2. SOS-Childrensvillages 3. UNICEF

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Help in the hardest of times

220 people died, 6500 were injured and 300 000 left homeless after the blast which happened August 4, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon.

hyperinflation in the country. The value of the lira keeps losing against the dollar (now at 10,000 to $1). This has increased the prices of everything in the country, especially food and fuel. The COVID-19 [...] makes people unable to work and adds to their incapability to afford the high prices. This especially hits the refugee families in Lebanon hard. The UN reports that nine out of ten Syrian refugees live under [...] hardships – even if the emergency does not make it to the big news channels. Credit, Photo 1: Eduardo Bovo Credit, Photo 2: Marcel Wagner Credit: Photo 3: ADRA Lebanon

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Access to quality education is still just a dream for too many children

Message for the International Day Of Education

The most vulnerable are always hit the hardest The pandemic is responsible for the largest disruption to education in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries [...] be generational and stands to reverse decades of progress. The most vulnerable will be the hardest hit. Almost 24 million additional students are at risk of dropping out of education or of not having access [...] due to conflicts and natural disaster crises. The Pandemic has seen this number rise exponentially, 1.6 billion learners have been impacted including 99% of all students in lower- and middle-income countries

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Pietro Copiz passed away

Pietro Copiz worked at the Division as Head of the Education Department from 1979 to 1990.

as Head of the Education Department from July 1, 1979 to August 31, 1990. After this period, he worked as Assistant Editor of the review “Servir” (September 1, 1990 – July 7, 1994). He went on retirement [...] in-laws, and had a terrible accident with my car on the freeway close to Lausanne. The area worst hit was the driver’s side. The professional people who intervened and brought me to the hospital could

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underway in South Sudan, Yemen, Tanzania, Lebanon, Sudan, some West African countries, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. AFRICA – 47 PROJECTS SERVING 16 MILLION PEOPLE While COVID-19 cases in Africa have [...] achievements of recent years were not lost. To this end, ADRA carried out 75 projects worth nearly USD$1.7 million in at least 15 nations, and many activities focused on adapting existing development projects [...] new projects in partnership with the Adventist church and other partners. The 49 projects totaled USD$1.9 million and were implemented in at least six countries. Some of the activities centered on reaching

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Max Mace, 82, Adventist Music Legend, Passes to His Rest

Heritage Singers’ music brought hope to millions

Scenicruiser bus sight unseen (two vocalists were deputized to select and buy a specific vehicle) and hit the road. With a paint job and lettering reading “Heritage Singers U.S.A.,” the bus became a [...] noted the group has over 200,000 Facebook followers, and that news of Max’s passing brought more than 1,000,000 comments on the Heritage page. She remembered her father not only as her “best friend,” but

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Structuring a Better Partnership with the Adventist Church

spread, and our response intensified. In New Zealand, we distributed grocery vouchers to more than 1,000 families in need. In Kenya we set up handwashing and sanitation stations; in Finland, we partnered [...] to inspire hope in a hopeless world. A Precedent for Partnerships When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in 2019, the loss of life and infrastructure was devastating. Flights were grounded, roads [...] sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me.’”1 Partnership for Today and Tomorrow Life is at times difficult and painful, even for those

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Attrition, Losses, and Growth Rates in the Seventh-day Adventist Church

At Annual Council 2020, Adventist leader discusses the latest statistical findings.

to the video for clarity.—Editors This short report focuses on two mission challenges [SLIDE 1], highlighting two trends that need to be overcome for this church to complete the proclamation of the [...] of membership. [SLIDE 5] When church members turn their backs on their church and, as it were, hit the road, of course, it has an impact on growth. This chart illustrates that impact by charting losses

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The event would take place after a 6-year hiatus. However, plans were disrupted as COVID-19 hit Europe too. As a result of the existing travelling and social distancing restrictions, it was no longer [...] AMiCUS Romania currently has 15 student chapters in the country’s university cities, with more than 1,000 active students. Floricel shared how being involved in AMiCUS helped her grow not only spiritually

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