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Member of Loma Linda University Health Team PossAbilities named to U.S. National Team

A Loma Linda University Health Team PossAbilities member, Shawn Morelli, road and track cycling two-time gold medalist in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, has been named to the 2019 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team. Morelli, who was first named to the U.S. National Team in 2014, says it’s always an honor to be selected. “I love wearing our country’s colors on my back and competing for not just myself but for everyone,” she says. Morelli will be headlining the team after winning three world...

NCU achieves institutional accreditation status from the Government of Jamaica

Seventh-day Adventist-owned and operated Northern Caribbean University (NCU) recently has achieved institutional accreditation status from the University Council of Jamaica. This was announced by Dr. Lincoln Edwards during a press conference held on the main campus of the university in Mandeville last month. The status is effective as of February 17, 2019, and is for a period of seven years. “The major significance of gaining institutional accreditation status is that NCU now has the...

Managing stress can be as easy as 1,2, 3

With all of life’s responsibilities, deadlines and appointments, stress can be almost unavoidable. It can come from moments of frustration, or long-term problems. Chronic stress can suppress immune, digestive, sleep, and reproductive systems, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. For optimal health, it’s important to know how to deal with the stresses in life, and to know when it’s time to seek help. David J. Puder, MD, medical director of the MEND partial and intensive...

Polish Church issues statement on murder of Gdańsk mayor, Powel Adamowicz

Following the Sunday evening stabbing and subsequent death of Gdańsk mayor, Mr Paweł Adamowicz at the climax of a charity concert, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Poland has issued the following statement: The crime committed on 13 January 2019 in Gdańsk shook not only Gdańsk, but the entire community of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Republic of Poland. On behalf of the entire church family, the Administrative Committee of the Adventist Church in Poland wishes to express...

Granddaughter of first Seventh-day Adventist in The Bahamas celebrates 100th birthday

Elizabeth Moses, affectionately known as Betty, was recently honored on her 100th birthday during a celebration that saw the Governor General of The Bahamas, local Seventh-day Adventist leaders and members at the Johnson Park Adventist Church in Nassau, Jan 5, 2019. Moses is the grandchild of the first Seventh-day Adventist in The Bahamas. Governor General of the Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, congratulated Moses for her achievement and praised her publicly giving so much to...

Pathfinders shine for Jesus in New Zealand

After lots of preparation, fundraising and travel, 1300 excited Pathfinders and leaders from around the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) gathered for five days of activities and worship in the White Rock hills. Fifty-nine Pathfinder clubs, representing New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Cook Islands and the north and south islands of New Zealand, took part in the NZPUC Pathfinder Camporee held near Christchurch, South New Zealand.  Surrounded by natural beauty and changeable weather,...

Korean girl finds Sabbath in Paraguay

Sung Hye Choi is South Korean, but she has never lived in South Korea. Sung Hye was born in the South American country of Paraguay. Her parents were among a wave of some 120,000 South Korean workers who immigrated to Paraguay from 1975 to 1990. Even though Sung Hye didn’t live in South Korea, her life was surrounded by Koreans in Paraguay’s capital, Asunción. She studied at a Korean-speaking school, where her mother was the president of the parent-student association. On Sundays, Mother took...

In Jamaica, Adventist Church joins the Ministry of Health to impact through Adopt-A-Clinic Initiative

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, known for its belief and strong emphasis in wholistic health, has joined forces with the Ministry of Health to impact Jamaica in its fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Through the church’s Mission Project 2019 initiative themed “Wholistic Health for Personal and National Transformation,” the church gave its undertaking to adopt 100 government clinics under its adopt-a-clinics program to see to the upgrade of physical infrastructures where necessary...

 

 

 

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