23 November 2023 |
Adventist University in Brazil Opens First Museum of Biblical Archaeology in South America
“Brazil Adventist University (Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo—UNASP), Engenheiro Coelho campus, inaugurated the Museum of Biblical Archaeology (MAB), the first museum of its kind in South America. The event was attended by the donors, authorities, and guests, as well as Dr. Rodrigo Silva, the creator of the project.” Full story at ANN site.
Church Member Survey Shows Uncertainty About Beliefs Surrounding “State of the Dead”
“Seventh-day Adventists in the South Pacific Division (SPD) are grappling with theological uncertainties around the state of the dead and other key beliefs, according to data from the latest Global Church Member Survey. Dr David Trim, director of the Office of Archives, Statistics. and Research at the General Conference, presented some of the survey findings for the South Pacific region to the Division Executive Committee at the year-end meetings.” Full story at the Adventist Record site.
La Carlota Hospital in Montemorelos Helps Community with Its Free Eye Surgery Program
“Seventy people with problems due to cataract and retinopathy regained their vision and increased their quality of life significantly as a result of a recent free ophthalmological surgery campaign offered by La Carlota Hospital (HLC) at Montemorelos University, in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico.” Full story at Adventist Review site.
Church Is Reorganized in Western Visayas to Increase Efficiency of Local Mission
“In a strategic move aimed at enhancing organizational efficiency, the West Visayan Conference (WVC) of Seventh-day Adventists has undergone a significant reorganization, resulting in the establishment of the Northwestern Panay Mission (NPM). This brand-new mission is the main hub for Seventh-day Adventist projects in the Philippine provinces of Aklan and Antique, promoting a more localized, focused way of witnessing, discipleship, fellowship, business, and leadership.” Full story at ANN site.
Adventist Church in Fiji Partners with Civil Leadership to Address Growing Diabetes Concerns
“Seventh-day Adventists teamed up with Fiji government efforts to bring attention to an escalating health issue during the country’s National Diabetes Awareness Week. ‘In Fiji, diabetes alone causes one-fourth of deaths, which is very significant and is about 1,500 per year—the highest rate in the world. This is very alarming!’ exclaimed Biman Prasad, deputy prime minister, during the launch event, held at the Adventist-owned Deuba Campground on October 30, 2023.” Full story at ANN site.