Adventist News

In Haiti, Adventist Church launches Hope Channel Inter-America in major cities

After nearly two years of making the proper connections in the cable company business, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Haiti recently launched Hope Channel Inter-America in an effort to spread the gospel message to the millions of people on the island.  Local church leaders consider it a true blessing and milestone to have been able to launch the television channel through two special live church services held on Nov. 10, 2018, from Port-au-Prince. “This has been several years in the...

Nuevo Tiempo TV Comes to Smart TVs through Global App

On June 1, 2017, Nuevo Tiempo signed a contract with Foxxum, the German international company that provides the app ecosystem (App Store) for certain brands of smart TVs. The company was tasked with creating  an app for Nuevo Tiempo to include TV signal, radio Nuevo Tiempo Chile signal, and videos content produced by Nuevo Tiempo Chile. After months of development and testing, the app is available for smart TVs. "For us, as a team, it is a great joy and privilege to work with Foxxum, which...

Adventist voices speak for Australian aid

Four representatives and supporters of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia raised their voices for Australian aid as part of Micah Australia’s “Voices for Justice” gathering in Canberra, December 1–4. They joined more than 200 Christians, with representatives of Christian justice and development agencies, from across Australia for two days of worship, advocacy training and policy briefing, followed by two days in Australia’s Parliament House. “Micah lobby groups met...

Mobile Shower Van to serve New York City’s homeless is dedicated

The Showers of Blessings van, an outreach ministry of the Greater New York Conference’s (GNYC) Adventist Community Services (ACS), was dedicated on Sept. 15, 2018. Officials from the conference, Atlantic Union Conference, and the North American Division (NAD) gathered at United Camp Meeting for the dedication. The mobile showers will serve the homeless in New York City, providing clean towels, washcloths, and new undergarments, as well as an outpouring of God’s love. The ministry, partly funded...

TED providing the key for the future of mission

He started with the word ‘amazed’ on day 1 and concluded with ‘encouraged’ on day 5 -- the final day of Trans-European Division Year End meetings in Bečići, Montenegro, 21 – 25 November 21-25. Artur Stele, joined the annual gathering of TED Executive Committee members as a representative of the General Conference.  He expressed amazement that, in a context where thousands of young people are leaving some of the struggling economies in eastern and central Europe, where the church is aging in...

Seventh-day Adventist Church adopts new brand promise

“We can help you understand the Bible to find freedom, healing and hope in Jesus.” The Adventist Promise sets a clear expectation of what the worldwide public can expect from all Adventist entities and members.  The Adventist Promise aims to deliver a clear message about what the movement stands for, and seeks to leave a lasting impression on people in the 21st century.  It is framed as a brand promise which is used by organizations worldwide to clearly explain what they offer to customers,...

Former drug addicts make decisions for Christ

Former drug addicts were among 23 people who were baptized on November 25 at Kita Kore Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dei District of Western Highlights, Papua New Guinea. The baptisms followed a two-week evangelistic series conducted by district director Pastor Andrew Jacob. Solomon Paul, communication director for the Western Highlands Mission, said local minister Joe Aki had significantly influenced the lives of the drug-addicted men, who were despised in their community. He reached out to...

Young woman with cancer travels halfway across Brazil to participate in Reset camp

Rosangela Cardoso is a youth leader and physical education teacher at an Adventist school in Tucurui, southern Para, Brazil. “Two years ago it became painful for me to breathe. At first, doctors said it was a temporary pain, a side effect of a pneumonia I had,” says Cardoso. Last year, in greater pain, she returned to the hospital. After running several tests, the doctors diagnosed her symptoms as emotionally related and gave her some medication. Her health only worsened.  A new reality In May...

Hope Radio goes to air in Kirbati

The South Pacific’s newest Adventist Hope radio station has hit the airwaves, aimed at sharing the good news about Jesus to the residents of Kiribati. The new station is located at the Kiribati Mission headquarters at Korobu, South Tarawa. On Monday, November 12, it went to air for the first time. Radio announcer Tarataake Angirio made the first transmission, later saying that it was an historic day for the Church. “It was something to be happy about and to be proud of as Seventh-day Adventist...

Unprecedented numbers of migrants and refugees means new religious freedom challenges, say scholars

As the number of migrants and refugees worldwide continues to surge, a panel of scholars convened last month by the International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) says more must be done to deal with related religious freedom challenges.  The IRLA’s 19thMeeting of Experts, held in Cordoba, Spain, brought together renowned scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to explore this issue. But the topics discussed were anything but academic for the many millions of men, women and children...