Stories & Commentaries

About Stories & Commentaries

From time to time, the North American Division shares commentaries on issues and/or events important to Adventists in this division. We also publish stories, which sometimes include interviews and features, to inspire our leaders and members.

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Mission-Driven Approach Emphasized in NAD President’s Year-End Meeting Report

Daniel R. Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, during the first business session of the 2017 North American Division (NAD) Year-End Meeting, declared that the church’s education and health care systems are the number one outreach, after acknowledging all the college and university students in the audience.

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NAD Welcomes More Than 600 Guests to Grand Opening of New Headquarters

Early morning clouds gave way to bright sunshine on Oct. 26, 2017, as the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD) welcomed guests to the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.

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Adventist Communicators "Build Bridges" at Portland Convention

Although a cool fall rain streamed outside for most of the event, spirits were bright, minds were eager, and conversations were lively at the 2017 Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) convention held in the Portland, Oregon, area on Oct. 19-21.

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Geoscience Research Institute Releases New Documentary, Fourth in Series, on X-Ray Scientist, Researcher

Creation Sabbath is Oct. 28, 2017, and the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) has released a documentary about Isabel de Moraes' research, life, and faith.

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Sending Leaders to God's Harvest

Pastor Vinh Nguyen has a burden. “There are two million Vietnamese living in the United States, yet there are only three full time pastors. How can we reach all these people?” He and his southern California church are trying to fill this need.

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Adventist Leaders Attend Growing Young Cohort Summits

From across the North American Division (NAD), more than 80 Adventist church members, leaders, and innovators convened at Fuller Youth Institute [FYI] in Pasadena, California, to join in the Growing Young Cohort Summit on Oct. 5-6 and 12-13, 2017.

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Care for Cuba Sends the First Adventist Long-Term Missionaries to Cuba in 50 Years

For the first time in 50 years, the Seventh-day Adventist Church will send long-term missionaries to Cuba.

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Oh, To Be Like a Kitten!

I was traveling for work when I received the text message from my wife. “Daddy Please??!!” appeared on my phone’s screen, along with a photo of my daughters wearing big grins.

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Pacific Union College Resumes Classes After Wildfire Concerns

Students returned to the Pacific Union College campus in Angwin, California, on Oct. 17, 2017, after a week-long hiatus.

Finding Her Way: Profile on Kristy D. Childs, Human Trafficking Survivor

Fleeing an abusive home, Kristy was well into “the life” by age 12. Desperate for food, she did what she could — what she thought she had to do — to survive.