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ENDITNOW® EMPHASIS DAY

enditnow® is a worldwide church initiative

packets with contributions from six additional co-sponsoring departments of the General Conference: Children's Ministries , Education , Family Ministries , Health Ministries , Ministerial Association [...] Women's Ministries contributed to the end it now Emphasis Day resource packet for 2021. The sermon titled “Bringing Peace Home” is written by Sarah McDugal, MSA-ID, Author, Trainer, Abuse Recovery

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Elections in the Bulgarian Union

Mario Brito, president of the Inter-European Division (EUD), and Rainer Wantischek, EUD Family and Children’s Ministries director, participated at the meeting.

were reformed, and prayer times were repeatedly held. The meeting ended with Mario Brito’s sermon, on Sabbath morning, and with the words of thanks to the outgoing president, Ventsislav Panayotov [...] provided encouragement to continue to implement Jesus' Great Commission, true to Jesus' words from the sermon on the mount: "You are the light of the world" and the theme of the conference: "REKINDLE THE FLAME [...] prayers should continue to accompany the Bulgarian Union,” commented Rainer Wanitschek, EUD Family & Children’s Ministries director and participant of the meeting, “as the country suffers from the fact that

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Adventist Mission supporting prisoners in Romania

'It is difficult to live in a penitentiary and even harder to be a true Christian in that environment'

also started recording sermons in our homes to send to the penitentiaries. There are times when the internet does not work and, at those times, it is good to have a recorded sermon. If we could not enter [...] itual programs. The word of God has been powerfully presented in various seminars as well as in sermons, baptism preparation meetings, and individual studies. Hope TV is present in every cell of the [...] more on the activity with the detainees' families. Thus, the volunteers visited poor families where children often were without food. Food, clothing, wood for heating, school supplies, etc. have been

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Adventist Mission supporting prisoners in Romania

'It is difficult to live in a penitentiary and even harder to be a true Christian in that environment'

also started recording sermons in our homes to send to the penitentiaries. There are times when the internet does not work and, at those times, it is good to have a recorded sermon. If we could not enter [...] itual programs. The word of God has been powerfully presented in various seminars as well as in sermons, baptism preparation meetings, and individual studies. Hope TV is present in every cell of the [...] more on the activity with the detainees' families. Thus, the volunteers visited poor families where children often were without food. Food, clothing, wood for heating, school supplies, etc. have been

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“Tell ‘Em About the Dream”

50 Years after the March on Washington

national reconciliation that Martin Luther King, Jr. so memorably addressed in the one Wednesday sermon I have always regretted that I missed. Years later and thousands of miles away, I listened, [...] Some truths, once voiced, reframe the pillars of our understanding and what we dream of for our children. So King’s words have ineradicably reshaped the thinking of the modern world, and with it, how [...] would have dismissed the words that shook the world as “politics.” But King’s eloquent 10-minute sermon gave everyone, Adventists included, a wake-up call to sleeping consciences and inherited prejudices

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Adventists Can Do Much to Confront Domestic Violence, Harvard Professor Says

Expert researcher calls church leaders to be aware, engage, and provide support.

multi-departmental project initiated by Women’s Ministries,” Landless explained, “but today families, children, and everyone is teaming together to effectively confront domestic violence.” What We Are [...] does not help either, Williams said, as violence is a common method of problem solving. “In many children’s TV programs [cartoons], violence is the first choice in conflict resolution and lacks lasting [...] think that that verse gives them a license to use physical force in their efforts to “command their children and household after them," Williams quoted. And “many wives accept violence as part of their Go

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ADRA Mourns the Loss of Former Leader Richard W. O’Ffill

Early leader of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency passes to his rest.

around the world to continue to serve with justice, compassion and love. We lift in prayer his wife, children, and family, and express our heartfelt condolences.” Life Sketch O’Ffill dedicated [...] assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help some 300,000 children in Chile. “Richard had an amazing intellect for development and relief operations. He had [...] drawing them closer to Jesus. He was a revivalist, always found a way to impact people through his sermons at camp meetings, devotionals, books, and weeks of prayer series,” says Richard O’Ffill Jr., director

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WORLD REFUGEE SABBATH

ONCE A YEAR, THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH CALLS ON ITS MEMBERS TO REFLECT ON THE GRAVE SITUATION FACING REFUGEES AROUND THE WORLD.

educating yourself about the situation.” Sabbath Sermon This year World Refugees Sabbath is focused on the Kingdom of God, a moving sermon presented by Pastor Marjukka Ostrovljanović. It is available [...] Europe director. “We pray that this day and this sermon will prove to be a blessing as together we remember the 70 million displaced people worldwide, children of our Heavenly Father, who are struggling to [...] how you and I can be part of that kingdom here on earth today?” 
 This is her introduction to the sermon prepared especially for World Refugee Sabbath, 20 June. See the trailer here . “While

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BRINGING HELP, BUILDING HOPE

ADVENTIST REVIEW EDITOR BILL KNOTT INTERVIEWS MICHAEL KRUGER, NEW PRESIDENT OF ADRA INTERNATIONAL.

of women and young children around. I've seen many of those places around the world, but for some reason this one uniquely touched me. Here I was in a refuge for women and children, seeing their distress [...] would pray for them. And so I prayed. As we were leaving, one woman stepped forward, holding her children. She grabbed my jacket, and she also grabbed the interpreter, pulling him toward her. I thought [...] her that funding for their program was going to run out. That image of this young women with her children will never leave me. I got on the train back to Kiev, went back to my hotel room, and adjusted

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At 100, Family Ministries Recommits to Support, Strengthen Families

Our goal is to help families to learn new skills and grow, leaders say.

stronger and healthier families. Leaders also advised making good use of resources such as sermons and seminars specially prepared for the centennial year. Resources include the Olivers book Hope [...] “And we ask that each of us may take that personally, that we may encourage, support, and direct…children and grandchildren, since we are helping form characters for heaven.” Wilson then closed with

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