Adventist Christmas production in the Arabian Peninsula receives praise from visitors of various faiths

“Journey to Bethlehem” also served as a way to dispel myths in the region about the Adventist Church.

In Jamaica, local Adventist ministry presents senior citizen with new home

Woman lived in dilapidated structure that leaked during rain

ADRA’s holiday gift catalog features life-changing presents

Christmas presents include animals, clean water, rescuing girls from trafficking

In Kenya, eight Adventists among 28 killed in attack

Militant group killed bus passengers based on religion

Card-writing campaign latest move in effort to release imprisoned Adventists

Church leaders hope to encourage two members detained in Togo since March Dec 7, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff Seventh-day Adventist human rights advocates are encouraging church members worldwide to send Christmas cards to two Adventists imprisoned in the West African country of Togo. Adventist Church leaders are urging members worldwide to send Christmas greeting cards to two church members detained in Togo on what they say are false charges. They say holiday greetings will encourage the men as they spend the holiday season awaiting release.

Adventist Burrill, 92, likely sets marathon record

Gladys Burrill says life is like a marathon. She would know -- she's 92 and believed to be the world's oldest woman to have completed an official 26.2-mile race. Church member Gladys Burrill, 92, set a world record on December 12 as the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Is Christmas pagan, Christian or just convenient?

Is the celebration of Christmas on December 25 really a pagan custom that early Christians borrowed? Atheists often mock Christians for celebrating a "pagan" festival and some Christians decline to celebrate Christmas, while others argue that regardless of its origins, Christmas is a good evangelistic opportunity.

Bradshaw is new ‘It Is Written’ speaker/director

John Bradshaw, the New Zealand-born pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist congregation in College Place, Washington, is the new speaker/director of It Is Written, a pioneering Adventist television ministry. He succeeds Shawn Boonstra, who stepped aside earlier this month over health concerns. In an e-mail message to the ministry's supporters, Boonstra described Bradshaw as "a man with a deep commitment to the cause of Christ and an obvious passion for soul-winning." He added, "Our backgrounds and approaches to the work are remarkably similar, and yet [John] brings new insights and abilities to It Is Written that will expand our impact and help us become even more effective in leading people to Christ." Earlier, in discussing his departure from day-to-day responsibilities for It Is Written, Boonstra wrote, "Due to health issues, I am relinquishing my duties as speaker/director of It Is Written.

Adventist Church leadership urges focus on prayer, spiritual renewal this Christmas, New Year’s

Amid all the gifts given and gotten during the holiday season, Seventh-day Adventist world church leadership is inviting membership to focus on the gift of God's spirit. The world church's Revival and Reformation initiative is gearing up for several televised events this month, meant to join membership in prayer and seeking spiritual renewal

Church Chat: New Year, new budget – Lemon on spending $150 million during recession

Robert Lemon is treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. [ANN file photo] By approving a US$151.3-million budget for this year, Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders are continuing a worldwide emphasis on mission
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