In Germany, all Adventist households to receive church magazine free

Publishers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's magazine in Germany announced they will provide the monthly publication free to all members in the country, a move amid declining subscriptions they say will help better connect church members. Starting in January, the magazine AdventEcho will be available to the approximately 24,000 Adventist households in Germany. Current circulation is about 5,000.

In Paraguay, approval for first Adventist university pending in congress

Seventh-day Adventists in Paraguay hope the forthcoming launch of their country's first church-run university will help alleviate a nursing shortage in the South American nation while strengthening the church's ministry there. The school -- currently awaiting approval in Paraguay's National Congress -- would help staff the country's two church-run hospitals and offer Paraguayan students the option of a local education, advocates say. At more than 600 miles away, the Adventist university closest to Paraguay is located in neighboring Argentina

Adventist Church in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay moves toward self-administration

Graphic by Megan Brauner The Austral region of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, covering the countries of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, is moving to split into three individual sections of church leadership. The arrangement would allow each of the three countries to better reach their full potential for growth, church leaders said. "When you have three different countries under one administration, although you may try to be equally supportive to all three, it is difficult to do it because of customs and distance," said Magdiel Perez Shulz, assistant to the president of the church in South America.
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