Friday, March 18, 2011

2,000 young people pray with strangers on the streets

Looking for something to do this weekend? Try doing what more than 2,000 young people did on the streets of Medellin, Columbia. They spent the day praying with passersby and motorists.

Groups of youths gathered at different places where there are lots of people, such as malls, stores, parks and streets offering to pray for their worries and troubles.

You can read more about the event and what people thought of the kids praying for them on the Inter-American Division website.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Behind the scenes video of SAU President getting his hair dyed purple, flash mob appears

Southern Adventist University president Gordon Bietz getting his hair dyed purple

The president of Southern Adventist University, Gordon Bietz, dyed his hair purple on Feb. 10 for a good cause.

Bietz, whose normal hair color is white, had a deal with Southern students: If the students could raise more than $5,000 for a literacy project, he would let his hair be dyed a different color.

But there were more surprises than just a new hair color.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Minor damage to churches, no reports of member casualties after Japan Quake/Tsunami

A tsunami wave comes a shore in Japan. Updates on Adventists in Japan during earthquake and tsunami.
Image from NHK via CNN

The most recent updates on Adventists in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami:

March 13 Update: There are no reports of casualties among church members, according to Adventist News Network.

Four institutional building received minor damage, despite a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that wiped through Japan on Friday.

ANN also reports that an Adventist high school was also damaged.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Youth in South America share Jesus by making movies, sharing books

Youth in South America share Jesus by making videos. Amigos da esperança.

Youth in South America are making short videos illustrating how they share Jesus for a chance to have their video shown on TV.

Young people living in the South American Division have until April 3 to upload a video illustrating an ongoing campaign's theme: “Friends of Hope."

But there is much more to this event than just a video contest.

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