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100 Years Anniversary of the Belgian-Luxembourg Conference

Online celebrations will take place on April 17, 2021.

the Anniversary on Sabbath April 17, 2021. On the theme of “ 100 years in the service of hope ” the church wants to look back on the distant and recent history of the Conference. A regional communication [...] program with a special greeting by the President of the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist, Ted N. Wilson, and a message from Daniel Monachini, President of the Southern French Conference, who [...] relevant”, concluded de Abreu. Mario Brito, President of the Inter-European Division, stated: "The organization of the Belgian-Luxembourg Conference of 100 years ago should be seen not as a purely administrative

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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.

1990s. The last three years he served as the dean of the theological seminary. Ng says he thoroughly enjoyed his time in the classrooms calling it “the best job in the world.” In the year 2000, he was [...] park, and he sat under a coconut tree where he read what he thought was his last verse and sang what he thought was his last hymn. Then he said, “Lord, let the coconuts fall.” But the coconuts did [...] “We could have died a thousand deaths every day.” After just two years, they were forced to evacuate Cambodia where they looked out their plane windows to a city covered in black smoke. At the airport

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Australia Floods Affecting Adventist Schools and Churches

For some areas, it’s been 18 months of fires, pandemic restrictions, and extreme rainfall.

structural engineers will have to look at it before we can travel over it,” she explained. “This time last year, we were putting out spot fires, then we had COVID-19 all of last year, then now floods,” Hillsdon [...] funds dollar for dollar. “We already had the application document all done due to the fires last year. So we’re just in the process of editing that and getting it out to David and church members so [...] their homes just five kilometers up the river. “We have one family that has been evacuated that we are aware of in our office staff, and we believe everybody else is OK,” GSC president Terry Johnson said

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No one Googles censorship

Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, responsible for digitalization in the European Union, welcomed the decision of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to suspend US President Donald Trump [...] valuable brand in the world in 2017. Google’s brand value has risen steadily over the last decade, with 2020 being a record year, when the technology giant was valued at 323.6 billion US dollars, according to [...] 24 billion US dollars compared to the previous year, reaching a historical record of over 160 billion US dollars in revenue. Another angle of looking at the sheer magnitude of this multinational online

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Church President Calls Adventists to Live Up to God’s Ideal for His End-time People

Ted N. C. Wilson’s Annual Council sermon highlights personal commitment to mission.

the mouth of God,” Wilson said. They will “[call] people out of confusion and back to the true worship of God.” That connection with God will help His people to avoid what Wilson defined as “cultural [...] describes as the last days, God will also have a people, faithful to Bible truth, with an urgent, distinct mission. This affirmation was the heart of Seventh-day Adventist Church president Ted N. C. Wilson’s [...] to COVID-19-related restrictions, the world church’s annual business meeting this year is taking place virtually. Wilson’s Sabbath address, entitled “God Will Have a People,” was livestreamed at 7:00 a.m

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Pastor Daniel Belvedere passed away

On October 3, 2020 at 7.30 p.m., the faithful soldier of the Lord took his rest in the Lord.

Belvedere, a father, a mentor, and a warrior, inspired me to do what I have been doing for the last 30 years.” If you feel to send your condolences to Pastor Belvedere’s family, please use this contact: [...] located in Switzerland (today, Inter-European Division). He retired in 2004 and moved back with his wife, Laura, to Libertador San Martino, in South America. Adventist leaders in Argentina [...] return while he was still alive…he will meet Him instead at his resurrection!” Mario Brito, President of the Inter-European Division, commented with great sadness: “Pastor Daniel Belvedere was a skilled

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MICHAEL KRUGER NAMED ADRA PRESIDENT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ADVENTIST CHURCH’S MAJOR HUMANITARIAN AGENCY ELECTS EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATOR AND FINANCIAL CONSULTANT TO TOP LEADERSHIP ROLE.

elected Michael Kruger as its new president, effective immediately. Kruger was elected president in October 2019 to complete the five-year term of former president Jonathan Duffy. A search committee [...] Kruger joined ADRA in August 2014 and served as vice-president for finance before his appointment in October 2019 as president for the remainder of a five-year term. Prior to his time at ADRA, Kruger worked [...] served as vice president for finance during a time of accelerated financial expansion, ensuring ADRA could operate more efficiently and transparently. In the past year as interim president, he steered ADRA

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G. ALEXANDER BRYANT NAMED NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION PRESIDENT

THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH’S GENERAL CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VOTED BRYANT INTO THE OFFICE ON JULY 9, 2020.

division president, from both the North American Division’s nominating committee and Executive Committee. Bryant was confirmed in a vote of 153 to 5. Ted N. C. Wilson, General Conference president and [...] He became president in 1997. In addition to pastoring several churches early in his career, Bryant also served as a student missionary to Japan for one year. During his college years, Bryant’s a [...] the Seminary (BSAS) president at Andrews University. Bryant is the second African American elected to serve as NAD president. Charles E. Bradford, the division’s first president, was also African American

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NEW STRATEGIC FOCUS “REACH THE WORLD: I WILL GO” ROOTED IN THE GREAT COMMISSION

THE PLAN, BASED ON A BIBLICAL AND SPIRIT OF PROPHECY MANDATE, COVERS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF CHURCH LIFE.

strategic focus for 2020-2025. Building on the Reach the World theme begun in 2015, the next five years will see a focus on mission through the Reach the World: I Will Go initiative. Originally [...] which calls Jesus’ followers to go and make disciples of all nations.” [1] Ted N. C. Wilson, president of the World Church says that through this focus, “We hope to see a worldwide, massive involvement [...] reading plan, and Total Member Involvement. Research efforts will continue through the next five years to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and inform the focus for the next quinquennium.

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FAITH THAT SURVIVES UNANSWERED PRAYERS

father who had suffered from a serious illness during the last 7 years of his life, his family chose to print two Bible verses on the front and back of the leaflets distributed to the participants in the [...] Abraham Lincoln, who suffered a series of failures on his way to the presidency—at a time when the American nation needed a president like him. Seemingly unheard prayers may be related to the fact that [...] the area still practiced cannibalism, and several missionaries had already been killed here. Five years later, Norman fell ill with black water fever, and the 5 days and nights that Alma watched over

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