30 November 2023 |
South American Division Launches Virtual Reality Worship Services in the Metaverse
“The Adventist space in the Metaverse offers an immersive experience for people from all over the world. With the use of custom avatars, anyone can participate in worship services, Bible studies, and community activities in a three-dimensional virtual environment.” Full story at the Adventist Review website. More information about the Metaverse experience can be found here. (Website in Portuguese.)
ADRA Philippines Prepares for Disaster Response After Severe Flooding
“’ADRA Philippines is activating a scaled-up National Emergency Management Plan to respond to the needs of Northern Samar, which was declared in a State of Calamity due to heavy rains and flooding resulting in damage to properties, agriculture, lifeline, and support services,’ ADRA Philippines country director Hope Sarsaga-Aperocho said.” Full story at the Adventist Review website.
Indigenous Australians Share Faith Stories Through New Radio Station at Mamarapha College
“During the past few months, Mamarapha students have worked on creating and broadcasting a new program called Australian Stories. Airing once a week, the show aims to share the various stories from Indigenous people all over Australia.” Full story at the Adventist Record website.
Band Festival in El Salvador Promotes Christian Values and Care for the Environment
“Nearly 1,000 students from Seventh-day Adventist schools in El Salvador took part in promoting Christian music, spiritual values, and environmental awareness during a band festival event held recently in Cojutepeque. Members of 15 bands representing their schools marched and played through the streets while fellow students carried banners and signs and distributed literature to onlookers and businesses.” Full story at the Adventist Review website.
Loma Linda University Cancer Center Receives Grant to Help Patients with Transportation
“Loma Linda University Cancer Center received a $5,000 grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to provide eligible patients with gas cards. The funds will help sustain patients’ access to transportation for treatment and essential wellness services at the Cancer Center.” Full story at Loma Linda University Health website.