Thursday, February 24, 2011

Funny Video: 9 annoying things about Walla Walla University

Check out this funny rant from the Associated Students of Walla Walla University.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

"It looked and felt like a scene straight out of the Second Coming."

-David Asscherick

Update: Feb. 25 ― About seven Seventh-day Adventist churches in Christchurch, New Zealand are damaged due to the earthquake.

According to Record, the South New Zealand Conference "hasn't received any reports of church members being seriously injured."

Church members are encouraged not to formally meet for worship on Sabbath, but to meet at each other's homes instead. Three churches (Ashburton, Oxford and Rangiora) will be open on Saturday for worship, according to Record.

113 people have died in New Zealand, and more than 200 people are missing, CNN reported.

The Sanitarium Health Food Company's property is being used as a triage center. The Sanitarium and ADRA provided food to 1100 people at two evacuation centers.

American pastor David Asscherick was in Christchurch, New Zealand when a deadly 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Feb. 21.

For the past month, Asscherick had been speaking at an evangelistic campaign called "What Does the Future Hold?"

According to ARISE Institute, the meetings were "built, in part, around the September 4th, 7.1 earthquake."

See photos and read about the earthquake, as told by David Asscherick.

Monday, February 14, 2011

All student missionaries in Egypt leave the country

Photo by monasosh (Creative Commons)

UPDATE: Nile Union Academy plans to reopen Feb. 21

Feb. 8 — Adventists living in Egypt's big cities found themselves in an uncertain situation due to massive and often violent protests in Egypt.

All Adventist student missionaries working in Egypt have left the country. They were told to leave by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. All foreign staff members at Nile Union Academy have also left Egypt, said one student missionary, whose name is omitted for her safety.

Llewellyn Edwards, president of the Egypt Field of Seventh-day Adventists told A Sabbath Blog of the courage of a number of Sudanese students and Egyptian staff, who are guarding Nile Union Academy, with teams patrolling the compound 24/7.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Adventists Safe in Egypt, according to tedNEWS

Editor's note: On Jan. 31, 2011 the following news bulletin was posted by the communication department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Trans-European Division. Since then, the protests have become even more violent.

Source: tedNEWS ― Jan. 31, 2011

The Egypt standoff intensifies as the unrest goes into the seventh day of anti-government protests. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a number of denominational schools and congregations there.

Pastor Llewellyn R. Edwards, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Egypt, shared with us what the situation is regarding members, church properties and the work of the church:

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