‘inter america’

In Inter-America, Adventist elders authorized to baptize during historic event

Region’s 50,000 elders are crucial part of church life, growth Oct 2, 2013 Miami, Florida, United States Libna Stevens/ANN Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist elders—or lay pastors—across the church’s Inter-America Division were temporarily authorized to baptize new believers this week during the culmination of nine months of lay-led evangelism across the region. Church elders stand beside their candidate before a massive baptism in the pool at the Adventist Traininga School in west El Salvador.

In Venezuela, Adventists conduct massive community outreach in Caracas

After week-long series of activities, more than 6,000 celebrate in capital plaza Aug 20, 2013 Caracas, Venezuela Yarlis Gonzalez/IAD Staff/ANN Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders in Caracas, Venezuela, say a week-long series of service activities had the largest community impact in the history of the Adventist Church here. More than 6,000 Seventh-day Adventists gathered at Plaza Caracas on August 10 to celebrate after a week-long series of community outreach activities throughout the city.

Videoconferences gaining popularity in the Americas

Inter-America connects with elders; South America promotes creation belief Feb 26, 2013 Miami, Florida, United States Libna Stevens/ASN staff/ANN staff In a move signaling growing commitment to conferencing technology, Seventh-day Adventist leaders at the church’s Inter-American Division headquarters last week connected with thousands of church elders during the region’s largest virtual council.

First religious liberty symposium in Guadeloupe spurs civic engagement

Leaders urge more local dialogue with government, religious groups Jan 22, 2013 Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe ANN staff Seventh-day Adventist public affairs leaders heralded the church’s first religious liberty symposium here in Guadeloupe as a model for more civic engagement at local regions worldwide. Ganoune Diop, left, associate public affairs director for the Adventist world church, offers a gift to Victorin Lurel, president of the Regional Council of Guadaloupe, at a religious liberty symposium earlier this month. Earlier this month, some 800 people attended a three-day symposium in this Caribbean island, with Adventist leaders continuing to urge local pastors and administrators to deliberately pursue dialogue with government officials and other religious groups.

In Haiti, Adventist Church president encourages membership

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen commended the resilience of Haitian Adventists last week during a visit and urged for a continued humanitarian response to the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation earlier this year.

Relief workers face challenges distributing deluge of supplies

More than two weeks after the earthquake, relief agencies are fighting blocked roads and lack of centralized organization while attempting to distribute food and fresh water to Haitians around the capital of Port-au-Prince, workers said.
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