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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.

classrooms calling it “the best job in the world.” In the year 2000, he was sent to Toronto, Canada as a delegate to the General Conference Session — an official world meeting that Seventh-day Adventist leaders [...] 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 up in Singapore, where he [...] Ng he was making a foolish decision. Being the eldest in the family, they said to him, “Why in the world? You are the locomotive of a train. If the locomotive does not move, the train stops. You have to

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Europe in history, etymology and mythology

According to the Greek mythology Europe, daughter of a Phoenician king, was born at Tyre in Lebanon.

peace, source of civilization, but also of barbarism and inhuman slaughter. It is difficult to tell the story of Europe, as it is very ancient and varied. It is difficult to trace the birth of this [...] Miletus (d. 480 BC), the Earth comprised two continents divided by the Mediterranean, the center of the world: on the one hand, Europe confined to the north by the unknown Hyperborean regions; on the other, Asia [...] the city of Tyrus, a Mediterranean merchant city 60km north of Nazareth. At the time Tyrus was the world's main harbour city, being at the height of its power. (Ezekiel, chapter 26) Was Europe

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A Global Children’s Day during a pandemic

World Children's Day was celebrated on 20 March. What does it mean to celebrate children during a pandemic?

running to greet their friends, I have to make a quick dash to stop them. With tears in my eyes, I tell them to keep their distance...no hugging. I see their sad and bewildered eyes and that look pierces [...] : ‘Jesus called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven

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Let’s Not Waste the Pandemic

One year into our current world health crisis, it may be the time to ask “what,” not “why.”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year that the world as we knew it literally came to a screeching halt. It still seems surreal. Millions of people sheltered in place, hoping and believing that if [...] our fears is rational and transcendent. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which [...] perhaps it resonates now more than ever. As of mid-March 2021, 2.6 million people had died around the world in one year. We knew these people: they were our family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, grocery

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My Ministry: Live family worship goes global

The weekly livestream has reached 155 countries and each video averages around 70,000 views a week.

humbling to know how something so simple is so helpful and healing to so many. People tell us from other parts of the world that they set their alarm clocks for crazy early hours of the morning so as to not [...] hovers between 800 and 1000 single accounts while, after the stream, as Sabbath comes in around the world, the views go up steadily, averaging around 70,000 views a week. Growing up with morning and

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A CENSOR’S GLOWING COALS

In the novel, in a civilization damaged by war and conflict, a totalitarian superstate rules the world under the mysterious and all-seeing eye of Big Brother. With hidden cameras and microphones to watch [...] their existence. Seventeen years earlier, Aldous Huxley had published his novel Brave New World, in which citizens, awash in a society of luxury and consumerism, are coddled and perfected through [...] they lead are threatened with banishment. That future, Huxley added in the foreword of a Brave New World Revisited (1958),was arriving much more quickly than he had expected. 1 And let’s not forget

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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.

ritual of female genital cutting. 8,000 little girls share this fate every day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are some 150 million mutilated women and girls worldwide. FGM does [...] necessary for half of them,” she shared. A few testimonies "I am from Eritrea. I want to tell you that it is good to have such an opportunity. In our homelands there are still no such possibilities

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New hope for Nyaluak

The story of a girl determined to get her studies’ goal and become the first female doctor in her village.

“ I hope to be able to finish school so that I can follow my dream of becoming a doctor,” she tells ADRA. Nyaluak (13) has a goal of becoming the village's first female doctor. After [...] the state of Upper Nile in South Sudan in February 2020. The country is one of the poorest in the world and has for years been hit by a civil war that has sent the store parts of the population on the run

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“Tell ‘Em About the Dream”

50 Years after the March on Washington

woman’s voice rang out from fifty feet below the podium. “'Tell 'em about the dream, Martin,” gospel singer Mahalia Jackson urged King. “Tell 'em about the dream!” Jackson, whose moving rendition [...] of the words that remind us of our duty and our privilege. So go out now, and “tell ‘em about the dream.” Tell the rising generation of Seventh-day Adventists that the day King envisioned still requires [...] that once stirred the world still stir a remnant people to redouble their commitment to hear—truly hear—the gospel’s clarion call to equality, compassion, and racial harmony. “Tell ‘em about the dream

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CHRISTIANS AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES

to the world being a world. The first conspiracy was inspired by Lucifer in heaven, accusing God of being a liar and unjust ( Isaiah 14:12-14 ). This deception was introduced into our world (Genesis [...] predictable; they simplify world events to the extreme in order to find a scapegoat. Everything that happens is "part of the conspiracy" and that's it. On the contrary, the Bible tells us: "do not call everything [...] revolutions, crises and pandemics are always shaking up our lives. However, if I believe in some kind of World Clique theory, I enjoy the peace of mind of feeling that I understand everything”. In addition

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