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Humanitarian support in Italy: ADRA partnering with FELICITTA’

Adventist volunteers helping the poor in the Umbria region during the pandemic.

they chose to call FELICITTA' (translated, HAPPY CITY). Their intention is to implement social projects in this centrally-located area of Italy. These people folks found a location at with a subsidized rent [...] Hromis testified. Here are some of the stories: There is a boy fellow who lives under a tin shack near the railway tracks; he is a middle-aged bricklayer, he who fell down and hitting his head, in [...] now, he has a small job that allows him to find a meaning in his life; and soon, he will also find accommodation. In the meantime, ADRA often brings him food and clothes. There is also a building in

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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.

would be advantageous if a Special GC Session was called for the sole purpose of amending the Constitution which would provide for a virtual or hybrid GC Session. In 2020, a meeting of the GC EXCOM [...] postponing a GC Session should not “exceed two years” beyond a regularly scheduled date. Moorooven then explained that amendments to the GC Constitution and Bylaws can only be done by the delegates at a regular [...] virtually, in person, or a hybrid of the two. Based on the authority granted to it in Article V of the Constitution to reduce the total number of delegates to a GC Session for reasons of a “major crisis within

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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.

the hunt for a partner. What followed was a series of heartbreaks. Finding a partner, he recalls, was his business, not God’s. After a series of unsuccessful relationships, Ng fell into a state of depression [...] letters that represent his name. But behind those three things is a man with a great sense of humor and a backlog of stories to tell of how God faithfully leads from one adventure to the next. Ng grew [...] didn’t turn out to be a doctor, an architect or an engineer, it’s safe to say that Ng’s life has been anything but wasted. Rather, he has embraced a life of adventure God called him to. Through war and

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WECARE – A CALL TO CARE

The WECARE campaign, conducted by the Health Ministries department of the Inter-European Division of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, is aimed at raising our awareness for the suffering around us.

Isn’t it what the world most needs, in a time where losses, fears, stresses, illnesses, economic challenges and social disconnection are at such levels? – A CALL TO CARE References: [...] 6 God’s unchanging call throughout history has been for the practice of fairness, altruism, solidarity, sensitivity, empathy, compassion and benevolence. His call is for the brokenhearted to be

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Italy: Adventist Retirement Home with two novelties for 2021

Casa Mia, the retirement home of the Adventist Church in Forlì, is expanding its offerings to better achieve its goal of caring for the elderly in a welcoming environment.

such as looking after a therapeutic doll, or preparing a meal, the so-called 'therapeutic kitchen'," conclude Nikolaus. About 'Casa Mia' Retirement Home 'Casa Mia' is a social mission set up [...] administration, we have decided to dedicate a green area for the exclusive use of our users, until 31 December of this year. Alzheimer's Centre A bigger project will be ready in October [...] October. Some spaces inside the rest home will be used as a centre to accommodate people suffering from senile dementia and Alzheimer's, so they can receive specialised care. "Currently, these diseases

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Women’s Breakfast - Baking together via Zoom

Report from Hanse (5)

by mail and so we were all set on Sunday. We could choose from a vegan cake with Rabea or a normal cake with Frieda. We started with a devotion and then got down to baking. Every step was exactly explained [...] Verse 16: “In that day,” declares the Lord, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’ Or in Hosea 2:20 "I will make a covenant with the wild beasts, the birds and the creeping [...] On Sunday, March 21, we were invited by Petra Lolk and her team to experience a women's breakfast of a special kind. Baking cakes together was the order of the day. We received the shopping list in advance

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Women’s Week of Prayer in the Hamburg Ghanaian Church

Report from Hanse Conference (1)

(Hanse 1) We have a wonderful women's group in Hamburg at the Ghanaian SDA Church who are doing many missionary projects under the leadership of Janet Boachie. They organized a week of prayer in March [...] March. From February 28 to March 6, they had a Zoom meeting every evening. There was a speaker for each evening, some from Hamburg, others from Ghana and even from the United Kingdom. The topics were [...] us participate in this. In this challenging time, let's encourage one another, perhaps with a phone call, and let "I WILL GO" be our motto. Thank you Dan Owusu and Ashie Okai for translating the sermon

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CHURCH PLANTING IN SEGOVIA, SPAIN

Rome on the Iberian Peninsula. Segovia, a city with a strong Catholic tradition, is 95 kilometres from Madrid and has a population of 155,000 inhabitants, a city with a strong Catholic tradition. Despite [...] making each meeting place a revival centre, a centre of fellowship, and a mission centre. With God's help, where there was no Adventist presence, this summer, we are going to have a beautiful baptismal [...] period was to plant churches in the provincial capitals where we do not have a presence. In 2020, we started out with a couple of missionaries who started began their work just at the beginning of

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SPECIAL PROMOTION OF THE BOOK “STEPS TO CHRIST”

home by postmail. A Bible study for postmodern people Together with the book that is sent, a short note is enclosed with a presentation of the book and the offer of a special Bible course for [...] activated. In just three weeks, we already have a thousand people who have requested the book. Each person who requests the book receives a phone call from our customer service team (15 volunteer brothers [...] Thanks to the initiative of a young entrepreneur in digital marketing and the synergies of some ministries in the UAE, on March 03, March 2021, we started a campaign through social networks to offer the

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Adventist Women of the Past (8)

Women’s History Month

33, she was in Basel where, during a period of illness, she met Adventist believers. Following a passionate study of the Bible, she was baptized in 1896 and became a member of the Seventh-day Adventist [...] Luisa Chiellini, who was a pioneer of the Adventist church in Italy. Luisa Chiellini Luisa, daughter of Ulisse Chiellini and Fanny Varé, was born in Genoa in 1864 into a family of noble origins [...] the legislation of the so-called "admitted cults" was issued, created to better control the confessions outside of the Catholic church, but, in some way, it also gave them a certain legal statute and some

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