News Briefs for December 29, 2022
29 December 2022 |
Mexico Inaugurates New Regional Office After Earthquake Recovery
Five years after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, killing nearly 100 people and damaging more than 110,000 houses and structures, the Isthmus Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church inaugurated a brand-new headquarters building to minister to the growing church and community during a special ceremony. Read more at: Adventist World.
Washington Adventist University Launches Certificate to Help Fill Worker Shortages
Washington Adventist University launched a new Professional Workforce Development initiative that delivers critical workforce programs to meet the needs of companies and individuals looking to fill the skills gaps for in-demand career fields including healthcare, information technology, and professional development. See the full story at: WAU’s website.
“Christmas Campaign” in Brazil Collects 43 Tons of Food
Blumenau Adventist College in Santa Catarina province held a “Christmas Campaign,” with some friendly competition for a good cause. School members were divided into five teams (green, purple, yellow, red, and blue) and told that their goal was to collect two tons of food each. Not only did they reach their goal but they exceeded it, gathering up to 43 tons of food for local families in need. Read the full story at: ANN News.
China’s Mantou (Steamed Bun) Ministry
Church pastors have started bringing mantou with them for visitations. It started with visiting church members, other denominations, the local government, and other organizations. Before that, the Adventist Church had no contact with the local authorities, and the relationship with other Sunday churches was very tense. However, the “mantou ministry” changed everything, and everyone has come to love the “mantou Church.” The local government employees even call it “gospel mantou.” Read this fun story at: ANN News.
Indigenous School Celebrates Graduates in Australia
Mamarapha College held its graduation on November 19, 2022, celebrating the achievements of nearly 30 students. The ceremony included a welcome to country by national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ministries (ATSIM) director Darren Garlett. “Our students come from diverse backgrounds and remote communities with constant challenges, and for some, even just getting to the college is an ordeal,” Mamarapha principal David Garrard said. “So, it’s really encouraging to see those students completing the course.” Read the rest of the story at: Adventist World.