Saturday, November 28, 2009

"The Adventists" Documentary to Air on PBS

Image Credit: Journey Films

The Adventists,” is a new documentary film that will air on PBS. Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier explorers the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s health care system. The film comes at a time when the United States Congress debates over health care reform in the U.S.

The documentary re-enacts important events in how the Adventist Church was founded and includes scenes about the Adventist-created Battle Creek Sanitarium. The film highlights Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Dr. Leonard Bailey, who became famous for the transplant of a baboon’s heart to “Baby Fae.” It also follows one family’s fight to keep their 5-month old son alive.

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Doblmeier compared The Adventists to one of his previous films (The Power of Forgiveness) in which it was able to start thousand of conversations around the country on the topic of forgiveness.

“I think the same thing can happen with ‘The Adventists’ film, because it speaks to the wider community issues, it speaks to basic human issues of health and holistic living,” said Doblmeier. “Our hope is that maybe over the course of the next couple of years, plenty of conversations will happen around the film and the issues that are raised in the film.”

“The Adventists” is expected to be released on DVD in January 2010 and is scheduled to air on PBS in April 2010.

Below, you can watch the trailer and several clips of the new documentary.

Watch more clips from the film by clicking the link below.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

2014 Forever Faithful Camporee Ticket Sales Open Today

Today (November 26), ticket sales open for the 2014 Forever Faithful International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The previous international Pathfinder camporee (Courage to Stand) had over 36,000 people in attendance. Forever Faithful is expected to have over 40,000 people from over 60 countries.

Forever Faithful Website

Monday, November 23, 2009

Watch "Courage to Stand" Camporee This Week on TV

You can watch the Courage to Stand International Pathfinder Camporee night time programs on the Hope Channel this week.

Air times:

Hope Channel
• November 22-26 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST.
• November 26 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. EST
• If you are a DirecTV customer, you can view on channel 368.

Hope Channel International
• November 22-26 from 10:00-11:00 and again from 18:00-19:00

Hope Channel Europe
• November 22-26 from 23:00-00:00 (November 27)

You can also watch it online:

More posts about the 2009 Camporee.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

SAU Student Missionary Murdered in Micronesia

Kirsten Wolcott, Photo source: Southern Adventist University
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Kirsten Elisabeth Wolcott was murdered yesterday (Nov. 18, 2009) in Yap, Micronesia. Kirsten was a student missionary from Southern Adventist Univeristy, teaching at the Yap SDA School. The American went missing after reportedly going on an early morning jog before classes. She was found dead, away from the school’s campus.

Local police have now begun an investigation. Leaders from the church's regional administrative headquarters, the Guam-Micronesia Mission, took the one-hour commercial flight from Guam to Yap Wednesday evening to assess the tragedy affecting the school and provide grief support for other teachers.

Kirsten, 20, was a junior education major from Southern Adventist University. She had taken a year off to participate in the university’s student missions program. Ten other student missionaries are also serving in Yap, Micronesia.

Southern Adventist University’s student missions program gives students the opportunity take a year off from school to be student missionary in either a foreign country or in the U.S. Job assignments are diverse such as teaching, doing construction work, working as a youth pastor, etc…

SAU has set up a memorial page about Kirsten. You can post messages of hope and memories of Kirsten on that page.

UPDATE (11/23/09): According to the university, the FBI has made an arrest in connection to the murder. Reports say that there is a lot of anger among the islanders at what happened and that they are supporting the Adventist school and the student missionaries. University administrators are on their way to Micronesia to comfort the other student missionaries.

Sources: Adventist News Network, Southern Adventist University

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

VIDEO: Woman falls onto subway tracks, barely survives!

A woman fell onto the subway tracks just as the subway was coming! The woman, who was very drunk and had been smoking, fell over the edge when she went to put out her cigarette. Bystanders waved their hands frantically as they tried to stop the subway from running over her! Thankfully, the train was able slow down and stopped just inches from her body!

Another example as to why we should never smoke or drink! It seriously messes you up both mentally and physically (as shown in the video).

You can watch the miracle in the video below. It's too bad the video doesn't show the woman's guardian angel. Now that would have been something!

If you are having trouble watching the video, try watching it here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Finding Adventists on Twitter

By now, there are quite a few Seventh-day Adventists on Twitter. So we've created a list of some notable Adventist Twitter accounts. Click on the one of the categories to jump to that list.

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