The Seventh-day Adventist Church Produced a Document in Response to COVID-19; and other news

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Published on October 29, 2021 by
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The Seventh-day Adventist Church has produced a new document entitled “ Reaffirming the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s response to COVID-19.” The document has been produced by the General Conference Administration, Biblical Research Institute, General Conference Health Ministries, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, General Conference Office of General Counsel, and Loma Linda University Health. The document reaffirms the church’s commitment to the health message and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to increase longevity and quality of life.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) have stepped in to help after a recent fire blazed across one of the largest marketplaces in El Salvador. The San Miguelito market fire destroyed hundreds of family-owned businesses as hundreds of vendors and customers ran for their lives. Flames destroyed the entire marketplace, but no casualties were reported.

The tiny image of the Baghdad Seventh-day Adventist Church on an Iraqi postage stamp is in itself remarkable even to a casual observer. The image, an unexpected gesture of the current Iraqi government, is to honor the presence of Christian churches in the country and promote diversity. The set of eight stamps, which came out in 2020 and were recently presented to leaders of the Middle East and North Africa Union Mission in Beirut, Lebanon, includes the Baghdad Seventh-day Adventist Church as one of the most beautiful churches in the city.

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, used the Bible and a quote from Ellen White during his speech on Saturday, October 16, 2021, in Kumasi, Ghana. The speech came after the state leader attended the 100-year celebration of the Ashtown Seventh-day Adventist Church. A crowd of more than 5,000 gathered at the Wesley College of Education in Kumasi gave the Ghanaian head of state several rounds of applause during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Ashanti New Town Church, or Ashtown. At the outset, Akufo-Addo praised the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its contribution to the nation’s development.

The Women’s Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church will hold a global, virtual conference on October 29 and 30. The conference will be set around the Adventist Church’s strategic plan for the quinquennium: “Reach the World: I Will Go.” The “I Will Go Virtual World Conference” is free, and it will stream live on the Women’s Ministries Department Facebook page and YouTube channel. It will also stream on the official Facebook and YouTube channels of the Adventist Church.

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