October 12, 2019 Annual Council Report (Sabbath Sermon)

October 12, 2019 Annual Council Report (Sabbath Sermon)

Ted N. C. Wilson, General Conference President, spoke for the divine service. He noted that October 12 is pastor’s appreciation day and encouraged people to appreciate their pastors. Then he read Ephesians 2:8-10: “8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should

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

GC President Ted Wilson Answers Questions at Andrews University

GC President Ted Wilson Answers Questions at Andrews University

The following is a report on Ted Wilson’s interview at Andrews University, held on March 2, 2019 and conducted by the university’s president, Andrea Luxton. The questions were submitted during the week preceding the interview and were grouped and selected so as to cover the major areas of interest expressed in the submissions. The questions are rep

Landmark Evangelistic Meetings Transform Adventist Church in Japan

Landmark Evangelistic Meetings Transform Adventist Church in Japan

Top leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Japan were shocked when Masumi Shimada, president of the Japan Union Conference, told them in 2016 that the church’s world headquarters had asked them to hold nationwide evangelistic meetings in two years. The leaders looked at one another and asked, “Why us?” Surprise gave way to fear as leaders c

Fifteen Seventh-day Adventist Church Members Die After Lightning Hits Rwanda Congregation During Sabbath Worship

Fifteen Seventh-day Adventist Church Members Die After Lightning Hits Rwanda Congregation During Sabbath Worship

Lighting struck a Rwandan Seventh-day Adventist congregation during Sabbath worship on March 10, killing 15 members. More than 130 others attending services at the Gihemvu Seventh-day Adventist Church were taken to an area hospital and other health centers. Some of those treated have since been released. Church leaders and government officials, inc

The Compass Headlines 11-4-2016

The Compass Headlines 11-4-2016

Dr. Raoul Dederen Passes Away Dr. Dederen’s funeral service took place last week Friday, October 28, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He will be remembered as a devoted husband who took care of his wife through her five year battle with Alzheimers.  He will be remembered by his lectures and popular Sabbath School Class at Andrews University—He was a

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Lift HIM Up: ASI Convention Day 3

Day 3 of ASI brought a truly high Sabbath, starting with a powerful message from General Conference President Ted Wilson and capped off by outgoing ASI president Frank Fournier. Elder Wilson praised the members of ASI for their tireless dedication to sharing Jesus in the marketplace and beyond, stating that “ASI is everywhere, and it is building Go