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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"Hear Their Voices" Event Unites Community Against Human Sex Trafficking

embers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and representatives from Veronica’s Voice and other community organizations hosted Hear Their Voices on Sept. 9-10, 2017, in Kansas City, Kansas, to offer education for prevention of human sex trafficking and raise support for trafficking survivors.

Adventists in Kansas City Work to Stop Human Trafficking

Ivona Bernard was late, but managed to hear the tale end of the Veronica’s Voice presentation at her local church. She wasn’t even aware of Veronica’s Voice, whose Magdalene KC home in Kansas City, Kansas, is providing safety for survivors of sex trafficking to heal and thrive.

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Andrews University Shares No. 1 National Ranking for Campus Ethnic Diversity in 2018 U.S. News Best Colleges

Earlier this week, the 2018 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings were released, which included Andrews University as one of the country’s most ethnically diverse national universities.


Southern Adventist University Students Plan Hurricane Relief Event

Rain or shine, students of Southern Adventist University will be holding an event on Sept., 17, 2017, from 4-7 p.m., to raise funds and collect cleanup supplies for hurricane victims.

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Pacific Northwest ACS Disaster Response Prepares to Help in Oregon Fires, Assists in Texas

During the past week, Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) volunteers throughout the Northwest have been torn between ongoing storm devastation needs far to the east and the potential of wildfire recovery efforts close to home.

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Elden Ramirez, NAD Office of Volunteer Services Director, Says "Yes" to Montana Conference Presidency

Elden Ramirez has accepted the invitation of the Montana Conference board of directors to serve as conference president.

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NAD Votes in Chaplain for New Headquarters, Prayer and Reconnecting Ministries Leader

On Sept. 12, 2017, James L. Black, Sr. was voted to provide leadership for Prayer and Reconnecting [with missing members] ministries, and serve as chaplain for the office staff of the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, after being recommended for the position by NAD administration.

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NAD Elects New Youth & Young Adult Ministries Director

On Sept. 12, 2017, Tracy Wood was elected director for Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church after being recommended for the position by NAD administration. Wood has been serving as associate director for the department since July 2015.

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Hundreds Participate in the NAD's enditnow Pastors' Summit on Abuse

On Sept. 11 and 12, 2017, the North American Division (NAD) live streamed the enditnow Pastors' Summit on Abuse from the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland.

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North Pacific Union Opens Creation Study Center

Christians believe in the biblical creation described throughout the Bible. But many need to be better educated about the creation.