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

Heritage Singers’ music brought hope to millions

Following a battle with cancer, Seventh-day Adventist music legend Max Mace passed to his rest November 4, 2020, one day before his 83rd birthday. His family said Mace was home in Placerville, California [...] those who heard their recordings on vinyl, CD, or over the airwaves. “He knew his calling was just music ministry, and just loving people,” said John Lomacang, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, evangelist [...] his wife, Lucy, who survives, formed the Heritage Singers, devoted to Christian music. Both Seventh-day Adventists, the Maces wanted to bring contemporary harmonies to their fellow believers. Over the next

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Trusting God while making tough decisions

Treasurer of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Juan R Prestol-Puesán, began the Treasurer’s report during the 2 nd day of business during the 2020 Annual Council acknowledging [...] which seeks to have all Seventh-day Adventist world territories contributing the same base percentage of their tithe to the General Conference, the denomination’s global headquarters. This will lead to [...] While at last year’s Annual Council, the Treasurer’s report included the touting of a break-even financial picture, 2020 has proved to be very different. “COVID-19 has brought a worldwide challenge

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ADVENTIST CHURCH FINANCES END QUINQUENNIUM ON POSITIVE NOTE DESPITE CURRENT ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, TREASURER SAYS

Juan Prestol-Puesán, treasurer for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC), opened his 2020 Spring Meeting financial report by addressing current challenging economic realities. At the same [...] continued dependency upon God for guidance and sustaining power in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis. In the face of uncertainty, Church leaders “choose to remain positive, hopeful, and resilient [...] positively. As was previously reported during last year’s Annual Council, GC Treasury projected a break-even or better outcome as long as three variables stayed constant: 1) level of gross tithe and offerings

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The Adventist Church and its agency, ADRA, make public appeal to help out of school children worldwide

One million signatures needed to ensure 262 million young people not in school receive quality and equitable education.

Seventh-day Adventist Church. A 2018 UNESCO study reported that there has been little improvement in the reduction of out-of-school children, adolescents and youth since 2012, and that since 2016, more [...] The Seventh-day Adventist Church and its international humanitarian agency, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), announced today a new global campaign, “Every Child. Everywhere. In School [...] Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will urge world leaders to take action for children everywhere to receive a quality education. “As a global Christian family, we

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People of Faith Are Not Immune to Addictions, Health Leader Says

Presentation discusses the state of affairs and what Adventists are doing about it.

drug overdoses have risen exponentially, Reinert noted. “In the United States alone in 2016, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses, and 11.5 million people misused prescription drugs [...] Alcoholics Anonymous — has been developed by Adventist Recovery Ministries Global at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It provides biblical, Christ-centered help for all addictions. [...] said. “Youth Alive equips facilitators to help our young people make these lifestyle changes while finding emotional healing and meaningful relationships.” General Conference Youth Ministries

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Today is World Refugee Day

Female Voices from Refugees and Migrants in Serbia - an ADRA Serbia research part 1

(GBV) in wars: mass rapes, slavery, unwanted pregnancies and abortions are just some of the examples recorded in history. In spite of that, it is often harder for women
 to flee from their countries and [...] have been identified within the current European humanitarian crisis as well. Although the global humanitarian crisis was
felt heavily by Europe starting in 2015, evidence of the crisis could have [...] regional conflicts, were producing more and more refugees. In 2014, the number of displaced persons globally had already skyrocketed to the highest number since World War II, with the United Nations High

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ADRA LAUNCHES “EVERY CHILD. EVERYWHERE. IN SCHOOL.” GLOBAL ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN

One million signatures being petitioned so all children in the world can be in school

children, adolescents and youth since 2012, and that since 2016, more than 262 million children around the world are still out of school. This represents nearly one-fifth of the global population of this age [...] The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) announced today a new global advocacy campaign, “Every Child. Everywhere. In School.” The campaign is an urgent call to leaders around the world that [...] intergenerational poverty. Already, 131 ADRA offices around the world have pledged support for this global campaign. “Every child is a child of God—precious, unique, and filled with incredible potential

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Adventist Communicators Gear Up to Better Reach Older and New Generations

Global Adventist Internet Network meetings discuss equipment, methods, and more.

also benefited from recorded messages sent by Kyle Portbury, who in 2016 directed the early-Adventist-history movie Tell the World, and Terry Benedict, a co-producer of the 2016 blockbuster film Hacksaw [...] Seventh-day Adventist communicators have an important voice and should not spare any effort to better reach both older and new generations. This is the gist of what is driving the 2019 Global Adventist [...] s, videographers, radio producers, and news writers who work for the Adventist Church for several days of training, networking, and administrative meetings. The theme chosen for this year is “20 for

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World Orphans – Vulnerable Children’s Sabbath

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." (James 1:27)

1990’s, was committed to helping youth at risk and child abuse victims through strategic relationships with non-profit organizations. Their wish was for this day to motivate people to help in any [...] any way they can. World Orphans Day falls on the second Monday of each November. This year it will be on November 12, but the Seventh-day Adventists suggest the 17 th of November for their churches. [...] affirmed that “To dedicate a day to orphans is an act of civilization and social awareness of great value. But this does not mean thinking about orphans for just one day. However, talking about them in

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ADRA Europe Annual Forum Promotes Greater Collaboration, Impact

Country directors and leaders meet in Hungary to reflect, plan, and network.

of compassion, including recent global trends and the role of faith-based organizations in development and humanitarian aid. He reminded attendees that recently, global development experts have come to [...] “More than 85 percent of the global population is affiliated with some form of religious organization,” Duffy said. “Religious leaders are among the most influential. If global society is serious about reaching [...] Six of them were new to their role. Looking for Greater Impact ADRA Europe was restructured in 2016 to bring the various offices under one umbrella, making joint efforts and collaborative projects among

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