News Briefs for December 8, 2022
8 December 2022 |
Adventist Motorcyclists Share Faith Through a Three-Day Caravan
SABAH, MALAYSIA – The church in Sabah organized a three-day motorcycle convoy from October 28-30, 2022, to do mission work in some of the more unreachable regions of their community. Adventist riders conducted “various services, including distributing the missionary book of the year, community service, food distribution, and health screenings,” according to Adventist World.
Diabetes Campaign Keeps Changing Lives Across Pacific Islands
COOK ISLANDS – The launch of the 10,000 Toes Campaign in the Cook Islands and French Polynesia Missions has seen much activity and excitement in 2022, according to Adrielle Carrasco, Adventist Health Ministries director for the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference. The 10,000 Toes Campaign to stamp out diabetes across the Pacific will continue to become more relevant as more mission volunteers join the cause and are trained as 10,000 Toes ambassadors.
Center for Adventist-Muslim Relations Will Open in Thailand
SARABURI, THAILAND – According to Adventist World, Asia-Pacific International University (AIU) is planning to open a chapter of the church’s Global Center for Adventist Muslim Relations (AMR) to better understand Islamic ideas, culture, and customs. They enroll a large number of students from around Southeast Asia, 25% of whom belong to the Muslim faith.
ADRA Initiative Brings Literacy to Brazilian Community
CACHOEIRINHA, BRAZIL – A story on Adventist News Network (ANN) reports that the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has created a literacy project within a therapeutic community, called Pró-Vida, which offers specialized and multidisciplinary treatment to drug addicts in Brazil. According to data from the 2019 Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNAD), Brazil has approximately 11 million people who can neither read nor write. Some of the beneficiaries are learning the alphabet, while others are in stages of developing writing and reading skills.
Newbold College Offers Gap Year for Mission and Service
BRACKNELL, UNITED KINGDOM – Newbold College supports an initiative by the Trans-European Division (TED) of Seventh-day Adventists encouraging people between the ages of 18-30 to do “One Year in Mission and Service,” funded by a TED scholarship. The first part of the experience includes class attendance and participation in voluntary work, workshops, and seminars on campus, while the second part includes a mission trip experience of their choice.