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Adventist Church Leaders Elect Erton Köhler as New Secretary

South American Division president will replace G. T. Ng, who is retiring.

Executive Committee (GC EXCOM) elected South American Division president Erton Köhler as the new secretary of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on April 14, 2021. The vote came after [...] returned to the Rio Grande do Sul Conference, where he had previously served, to become the executive secretary. The following year he was elected as Youth Ministries director for the eight countries comprising [...] a very articulate and systematic way.” After a 197-to-16 vote confirmed Köhler as the new secretary, effective immediately, he said he believes God leads His church. “I believe in God’s leadership

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Adventist Church Leaders Vote to Hold a Special One-Day GC Session in January 2022

One-day event will discuss a constitutional change to allow virtual attendance.

unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances arise. Before the vote, Adventist Church associate secretary Hensley Moorooven detailed some of the factors considered in presenting this proposal to the GC [...] ” Other committee members posed both questions and suggestions. Barna Magyarosi, executive secretary of the Inter-European Division (EUD) observed: “First of all I think this is a logical step in order

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"Life is an Adventure": The Ministry of G. T. Ng

Executive secretary of the General Conference announces retirement after nearly half-a-century of ministry.

plan our journey.” Ng remained the secretary for the Southern Asia Pacific Division for six years before he accepted the call to be the GC associate secretary. During the 2010 General Conference Session [...] For a long time, many of us have known G. T. Ng — executive secretary of the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventist — as just that. We know his face, we know his role, and we know the four letters [...] Adventist leaders attend every five years. There the nominating committee appointed him to be the secretary of the Southern Asia-pacific Division. He didn’t bat an eye turning down the nomination because

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Adventist Women of the Past (6)

Women's History Month

service. Immediately after this he was appointed as Ludwig R. Conradi’s personal secretary. From 1905 to 1908 Walter was secretary of the German Union, which also covered Russia, Austria, Hungary, and the Eastern [...] Isings returned to Europe. Ising became the secretary of the Central European Division. In 1938 he began working at the General Conference as associate secretary in charge of the Sabbath School department [...] Conference. Following the War, the mission in Europe was reorganized. In July 1920, Ising was elected secretary of the European Division. His family spent two years in Denmark and six years in Berne, Switzerland

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Adventist Women of the Past (5)

Women's History Month

School where she taught various academic subjects, including Bible, and served as the principal’s secretary. Aida Ghazal Farah served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lebanon for 39 years, until her

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Adventist Women of the Past (3)

Women's History Month

as a Bible worker and a secretary for H. H. Dexter, Vital Monnier, Oscar Meyer, and Ulysse Augsburger. In 1919 Eppner moved to Paris and worked as a Bible worker and a secretary alongside Léon-Paul Tièche [...] was baptized at the age of 24. At that time, Eppner was working in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a secretary in the office of Mr. Meyer. Following her baptism, her employers granted her Sabbath privileges [...] and Teacher Lille Eppner worked in Meyer’s office until September 1917 and then was elected secretary-treasurer of the Adventist Mission in Paris, France. However, she was not allowed to travel from

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Adventist Women of the Past (4)

Women's History Month

president of the All-Union Council of Seventh-day Adventists, Amalia returned to Russia to serve as a secretary and Bible worker, taking the place of her sister Rahel (Rachel) who had died of typhoid that year [...] ordained the same year to the gospel ministry. Until then he had served as a Bible worker and secretary at the office of the Moscow Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1930 Galladzhev was sent to serve as

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855 people got help in the 48th week of project “HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT COVID-19”

that are difficult for our fellow human beings [to manage],” said Walter Creciuneac, assistant secretary director and cashier for ADRA Romania. “In these conditions, ADRA Romania is the humanitarian o

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church supports the resolution of the UN on FGM Zero Tolerance and promote the day to enhance awareness to take concrete actions against FGM.

ripple effect on the health, education and economic advancement of girls and women”, affirmed UN Secretary Antonio Guterres (3). This is also our purpose. References: (1) https://www.un.

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At the U.N., Adventist Leader Calls Gender-based Violence ‘Shame of Our Humanity’

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty director urges cooperation to confront forces working against the “full humanity” of women.

vulnerable members of society. Other speakers at this years’ UN symposium included Azza Karam, Secretary-General, Religions for Peace; Alice Nderitu, UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide; Anwar [...] (OHCHR); Alison Kelly, UN representative for ACT Alliance; and Liberato Bautista, Assistant General Secretary, United Methodist Church-General Board of Church and Society, and President of the Conference of

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