Adventist Church launches digital evangelism app called ‘Adventist Teams’; and other world news

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Published on November 5, 2021 by
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The Seventh-day Adventist World Church launched a new app called Adventist Teams to grow the church’s presence in the digital world on November 1. The app will allow members worldwide to source and distribute quality biblical content for friends and family in the digital space. Adventist Teams is a result of the worldwide Adventist Church’s focus on Total Member Involvement. For more information and to get involved, you can download the Adventist Teams app for Apple and Android phones. You can also visit https://adventistteams.org/ for more details.

A group of Adventist chaplains from the Inter-American Division’s French territory ministered to victims of the recent earthquake that devastated the southern peninsula of Haiti. The chaplains offered emotional and psychosocial support to more than 400 people from September 9 to 17. Director of Pastor Care and Education at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and Adventist Chaplaincy Instructor Ansel Valcin invited a handful of Adventist chaplains from the French Antilles Guiana region and Haiti. Eight chaplains from Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana flew to Haiti to pair up with eight chaplains from the Haitian Union.

The Adventist Community Services (ACS) of the Nkoldongo Adventist Church in Cameroon distributed donations estimated at around 3 million CFA Francs to needy families and children through a free market held in September. About 500 people took part in this exercise. Each participant could purchase at least five items for free, presenting tickets offered by the organizers. They all benefited from school kits, clothing, shoes, bags, suitcases, mats, seals, foodstuffs, and even soap. The ACS Department of the Nkoldongo Adventist Community initiative was launched in July 2021 by fundraising from church members, organizations, and individuals.

Dean of the School of Theology at Brazil Adventist University, Reinaldo W. Siqueira, has been named the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s new chief liaison to the Jewish community. The General Conference Administrative Committee voted Siqueira as the director of the World Jewish-Adventist Friendship Center, which operates under the auspices of Adventist mission and oversees the World Church’s relations with the Jewish people. You can find out more about this one of six Global Mission Centers under the support of Adventist Mission at https://www.adventistmission.org/.

An earthquake caused significant damage to the Bekabeka Adventist Community High School on October 15 in the Solomon Islands western province. Bekabeka is a Seventh-day Adventist boarding high school with 249 students, 18 teaching staff, and 9 support staff. The earthquake’s epicenter was between 25 and 30 kilometers, or roughly 18 miles, from the closest point of land and communities, which happened to be the boarding school. Twenty-three out of 28 homes on the campus were damaged. Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Solomon and a team from nearby Batuna Vocational College went to assess the damage and help with some building, plumbing, and electrical repairs.

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