In the Amazon, thousands celebrate religious freedom

Advocates emphasize the importance of expressing gratitude for the right to worship freely

New documentary traces global impact of Adventist medical, mission outreach

Sustainable healthcare, medical schools set denomination apart, filmmaker Doblmeier says May 21, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN A documentary exploring the philosophy and legacy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s international health and humanitarian outreach is scheduled to air on Public Broadcasting Stations across the United States beginning in September. Martin Doblmeier, left, founder and president of Journey Films, with Nathan DeWild, director of Photography at Journey Films and a graduate of Southern Adventist University, on location in Brazil. The production team was filming along the Amazon River, where for 80 years the medical mission boat “Luzeiro” has brought healthcare to isolated communities

Remembering our elders

We are building on the foundation of what our elders established. Let's not forget them, just as the ministry of Christ favored the "forgotten ones." Some Sabbaths ago, I visited an old widow who had lost most of her family members and, due to a hip problem, couldn't go to church.

In South America, continent-wide outreach takes message, magazine to community

Church members in Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil march to promote the Day of Hope initiative. [photo courtesy South American Divison] Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists in South America took to the streets Saturday in the latest continent-wide outreach campaign, promoting health initiatives, distributing malaria-control kits and collecting food for community services centers. Church leaders said the event and the accompanying distribution of 30 million evangelistic magazines were to highlight the seventh-day Sabbath as a day of hope for families, for physical and mental health and better contact with God
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