Miracles of Grace Conference

The Second Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) Literature Evangelist Congress took place December 2 through 7, 2014, at the Birchwood Hotel near Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a vibrant and exciting meeting, attended by almost 1,000 delegates from throughout the Division. The conveners were Pastors Howard Faigao and Super Moesi, director of the General Conference (GC) and SID Publishing Ministries Departments respectively.

Spirituality and Health Congress of Adventist Health Professionals

Over 400 Adventist health professionals and students, from Brazil and surrounding countries met in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, eager to learn more on how to model Christ in their work place as well as to commit themselves to a life of service. Drs. Peter Landless and Viriato Ferreira encouraged the group to allow the love of God to be seen in them, whether they worked in clinical practice, lab work or in community service. The meeting was strongly supported by local Church leaders.

Missionary Book for 2015

You can join the global effort to share the Missionary Book for 2015, Health and Wellness: Secrets That Will Change Your Life. Edited by Mark Finley and Peter Landless, this book offers practical principles for living an abundant life. Contributors to this book include doctors Ben Carson, Neil Nedley, Duane McBride, Katia Reinert, Gary Fraser, Fred Hardinge and more. Topics on health and wellness include depression, resilience, healthy relationships, active living, wholesome eating, faith in God and much more.

The Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has captivated the attention of the world. It has spawned genuine concern as well as a huge amount of fear and paranoia. At present it is confined to countries in West Africa.

Watch a report from the front lines of the Ebola war as two physicians, Gillian Seton, MD and James Appel, MD , share what it is like to serve at Cooper Adventist Hospital in Libera.

What is it and will it spread to the rest of the world?

Amidst the Flames--Kiev Adventist Christian Medical Center

This recently opened institution is located a few kilometers from the heart of Kiev where more than 30 people have been killed in the civil unrest that is shaking Ukraine. While many have fled the city, the staff of our Center remain faithfully sharing the healing love of Jesus.

Yury Bondarenko, MD, MPH, medical director, shares this powerful testimony. In spite of the turmoil, 20 people attended an evening program on Healthy Sleep. Following the close of the last evening, a 39 year woman came to Dr. Yury to thank him and concluded “especially the spiritual part of the program.” He answered with a “praise the Lord.”

Long Thanh Health Expo in Vietnam

[Information provided by To Phuong, Health Ministries Director for Vietnam]  Long Thanh Health Expo was the first health event organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vietnam for the purpose of exposing the general public the Adventist lifestyle. This was held on 8-9 December 2013 in Phuoc Thai high school and clinic. This was the first time the church conducted a program in a government place.

No Good News to Report: Dr. Jay Sloop Still Missing

NOTE: For the most recent updates on this situation, please visit the Sloop Blog. Thank you.

Sadly, after more than a week of being missing in Kiev, Dr. Jay Sloop has not been found. The Sloop family is requesting that those who choose could fast and pray that this mystery can be solved. All that possibly can be done humanly is being done. Only God knows, and members of His family around the world are earnestly seeking His will. 

Update: Dr. Jay Sloop still missing in Kiev

NOTE: For the most recent updates on this situation, please visit the Sloop Blog. Thank you.

It is well past noon on Sabbath in Kiev. Yesterday, the largest group of searchers spent the entire day in the Zamkova gora park, the place where street surveillance cameras recorded Dr. Sloop entering last Tuesday morning but not leaving either of the two entrances.