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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Southwestern Adventist University Students Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

This past Labor Day weekend, 26 Southwestern Adventist University students, faculty, staff, spent several days with Lillian Fire Chief Keith Fleming at The Oaks Adventist Christian School located in Cypress, Texas, just outside of Houston.


Andrews University Continues Campus Health Initiative

During New Student Orientation, August 20–25, all incoming freshmen at Andrews University participated in mental/emotional, spiritual and physical wellness checks and were invited to actively join the mission of University Health & Wellness to become FULLY ALIVE by balancing all dimensions of wellness as part of their educational journey.

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Southwestern Adventist University Biology Professor Helps in Hurricane Rescue Efforts with Boat

When the world woke up Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2017, to news about a raging Hurricane Harvey, many dropped to their knees to pray. Many wanted to help. But how do you help in such a situation?

NAD Asks Members to Give Next Sabbath to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

On Sept. 9, 2017, churches across the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will collect a special offering to support the relief efforts of Adventist Community Services (ACS) after millions in Texas and Louisiana were impacted by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey.

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers ...

A young woman is dead in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her name is Heather Heyer. She was killed while protesting against a gross corruption of the American vision.

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Condolences, Prayers Offered as Wife of Former NAD Assistant to the President for Communication Passes Away

On Sabbath morning, Aug. 19, 2017, Ronnalee Netteburg passed to her rest after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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UPDATE: Adventists in North America Respond to Hate, Violence in Virginia

Tragedy struck the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 2017, when demonstrators at a white nationalist rally, after a day of protests and clashes, were hit by the car of an Ohio man whom authorities claim held radical views.


These Stones Tell Stories

Being a guardian and preservationist of Adventist heritage is not easy, but it is rewarding. This is certainly true for Ken and Marsha Brummel, site coordinators for the Washington Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Hampshire.

I'm Not OK: A Commentary on Aftermath of Charlottesville Violence

A lot of you have been calling, texting, and checking in to see if Andrea, Max, and I are OK, and in all honesty I’m not OK.

North American Division President Issues Statement on Guam, Calls for Prayer

Aug. 12, 2017, Silver Spring, Md.: On behalf of the entire North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, I would like to let our members and the citizens on the island of Guam know that our concern and prayers are with you. We take solace in the words of Mark 13:7: “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed"; and Matthew 28:20: “And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."