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Growing Young Adventists meeting spring 2018

Growing Young Certified Speakers to Help Local Adventist Churches Love Next Generations Well

This spring, more than 30 Adventist church members, leaders, and innovators from across the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church convened at Fuller Youth Institute in Pasadena, California, to complete the Growing Young certified speaker training and participate in the Growing Young Adventists (#GYA) cohort summit.

The Telly Awards honored “A Lamp unto My Feet” with a silver award in the “General Biography” category. Photo courtesy of It Is Written

Television Ministry It Is Written Wins Six Telly Awards

The media evangelism ministry It Is Written received six Telly Awards last month. The awards honor excellence in video on all screens and devices, including social media videos, promotional videos, commercials, television programming, and more.

Roland Hegstad

Long-Time Religious Liberty Advocate, Author, and Editor Passes Away

Roland R. Hegstad, an Adventist minister, public speaker, author, and editor, passed to his rest on June 17, 2018. He was 92. Hegstad, a graduate of Walla Walla University, became an expert in international religious liberty. His work took him around the globe, to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, beginning in the mid-1960s. In 1959, at age 32, Hegstad accepted a call to the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as associate editor of Liberty magazine. Within months, he was promoted to editor. Hegstad edited Liberty for 35 years until his retirement in 1995.

Washington Johnson, II is the third African-American Seventh-day Adventist to hold the rank in the United States Navy Chaplain Corp, following Captain Herman Kibble and Admiral Barry Black.

NAD Leader Becomes Highest Ranking Seventh-day Adventist Chaplain in U.S. Navy Reserve

The associate director of the North American Division Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) was recently selected for promotion to captain for the United States Navy Reserve. Furthermore, Johnson is now the third African-American Seventh-day Adventist to hold the rank in the United States Navy Chaplain Corp, following Captain Herman Kibble and Admiral Barry Black.

NAD Headquarters building

“Suffer the Little Children …”

Recent events in the United States have brought the news of young children being separated from their parents as they cross our borders. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America joins other faith-based groups in expressing concern over these actions.

Derrick Lea, director of ACS DR (L) and David Franklin, pastor of Miracle City Seventh-day Adventist Church (R) pray with Dionne, a local resident whose home was significantly affected by flooding over Memorial Day weekend. Photo courtesy of ACS

ACS Coordinates Flood Relief in Baltimore

A team of 55 Adventists joined an area-wide response effort in Baltimore, Md., on June 10 in response to substantial flooding that affected an entire community. The Frederick Avenue Corridor in southwest Baltimore received 10 inches of rain on May 27 that caused severe road damage and affected approximately 100 homes.

Lake Union Conference representives

Lake Union Youth Distribute Petition Urging Fairness and Humanity in U.S. Immigration and Gun Control Policy

More than 300 participants attending last weekend's Hispanic youth congress on the campus of Andrews University signed petitions requesting fairness and humanity in policies pertaining to U.S. immigration and gun control.

Dan Jackson, NAD president, Alex Bryant, NAD executive secretary, and Ken Denslow, executive assistant to the president of NAD, unveil a portrait during the C.D. Brooks Prayer Chapel Dedication Ceremony.

NAD Leaders Dedicate the Headquarters’ Prayer Chapel to the Legacy of C.D. Brooks

On June 7, approximately 70 family members, NAD employees, and guests attended the C.D. Brooks Prayer Chapel dedication ceremony in the division’s headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. The renowned Adventist evangelist passed away June 5, 2016, at age 85.

State assemblywoman Jheanelle Wilkins presents Imad Madanat, vice president for programs at ADRA International, with an official citation for ADRA’s refugee work from the state of Maryland.

ADRA and Sligo Adventist Church Empower Community Members to Serve Local and International Refugees

To help raise awareness of the refugee crisis, which involves more than 65 million people worldwide, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) collaborated with Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, to co-host an information fair and film screening on May 20.

Andrews University Dairy

Andrews University Shifts Focus of Its Farm Operations

The Andrews University Board of Trustees voted in its June 4 meeting to shift the focus of its overall Andrews University Farm operations, including a decision to formally close the farm’s dairy operations by summer 2019. With this decision, the university's farm will expand its focus on the food crops grown on its 750 acres of land.