St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

St. Maarten, members rededicate church building destroyed by Hurricane Irma

  Twenty-one months after the Ephesus Adventist Church on St. Maarten was destroyed by Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the church opened its doors to members and friends for a special celebration on June 2, 2019. More than 300 members were seated in the newly refurbished church building for the rededication service, which was led by Pastor Desmond

Nathaniel Gibbs: A Personal Testimony, Part 2 “How I Met God”

Nathaniel Gibbs: A Personal Testimony, Part 2 “How I Met God”

After getting nothing from the sermon, praying for God to reveal himself, and in serious doubt that he would answer, the church service was finished. However, after letting out my frustrations to God in prayer, I felt oddly at peace. I brought my mom back home and moved on with my life. I really felt that I needed help, but it seemed that God was n

Ted Wilson Prays and Meets with Influential Pakistani Leader

Ted Wilson Prays and Meets with Influential Pakistani Leader

Seventh-day Adventist Church president Ted N. C. Wilson prayed and shared biblical advice with an influential Pakistani leader even as he encouraged church members to shine as a light in Pakistan. Wilson, who was making his first visit to Pakistan, and an accompanying delegation were warmly welcomed by the leader of Pakistan’s Sindh province to his

Are Inauthentic Christians Responsible for the Rise of Atheism?

Are Inauthentic Christians Responsible for the Rise of Atheism?

Let me do a critical take on an old chestnut. Maybe it's not that old, but it's been around as long as I can remember. It has to do with “religion” being the main reason why people don't believe in God.   Brennan Manning (1934–2013) put it like this:   The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge J

How to Redeem the Time Before It’s Too Late

How to Redeem the Time Before It’s Too Late

The gospel of Christ has little to fear from its open opponents. Its most dangerous foes are the pretended friends of Christ, who say, “I go,” but do not go. They profess to love the Lord Jesus, but through the deceptions of Satan, they work against Christ, because they are not doers of the word. He who is a friend of Christ studies the word of God

Unexpected Ways Health Actually Reaches the Soul in Russia

Unexpected Ways Health Actually Reaches the Soul in Russia

Yoshkar-Ola, Russia – Recently, in the Yoshkar-Ola Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Yoshkar-Ola Russia, nine people were baptized. Most of those baptized first attended the “Ecological and Soul Ecology” program run by the Adventist Church’s health food store and café Lentil. A little more than a year ago, the Health and Education Centers "Keys to H

What Happens When a Church in Minnesota Reaches India

What Happens When a Church in Minnesota Reaches India

Andhra Pradesh, India – The Minnesota Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church helped sponsor a trip to Andhra Pradesh, India, in February 2019. The mission trip was organized by retired pastor Larry Milliken, who has dedicated his life to the mission field, and especially to India. Through this mission trip 8,200 miles (about 13,200 kilomete