Saturday, August 27, 2011

"The Adventists" documentary sequel in the works

A sequel is being planned for "The Adventists," the 2010 health care documentary that aired on PBS.

The sequel will be about the Adventist Church's "medical missions around the world," said Martin Doblmeier, the film's director.

Doblmeier said that the reason he is making a sequel is because he kept hearing from people about how proud they were of the Adventist medical missions around the world. He hopes his films are a positive influence on viewers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Committed releases "Break Free" music video

Committed, a six-man Adventist a cappella group, has released its first music video since winning NBC's The Sing-Off.

"Break Free" is written by Therry Thomas, Committed's third tenor. The song talks about breaking free from the temptations of the devil by giving God control of your life.

The a cappella group's debut album, "Committed," will be released on August 30, 2011.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Reality show contestant refuses to compete on Sabbath

Wasthi Lauers de Castro wipes a tear from her eye as she drops out of the reality show. (a sabbath blog /

Remember those stories from way back in time about people who went through hard times but still chose to keep the Sabbath, and lived happily ever after? Does that even happen anymore?

Oh, yes it does.

A few days ago, a reality TV show contestant told the show’s host (and the world) that she couldn’t participate in the Saturday-scheduled challenges because she is a Seventh-day Adventist.

The host told the contestant that things would get complicated if she didn't participate in those challenges.

With tears in her eyes, and as cameras rolled, the young Adventist woman decided to drop out of the show.

And boom! She became an overnight celebrity ….but we're getting ahead of ourselves. Here's how it all began:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Adventist teens share God during TV talent show

Above: Adventist teens competing on TV talent show

A group of Adventist teens in Chile recently competed on a TV talent show called "Talento Chileno." This is literally the Chilean version of "America's Got Talent."

But here's the cool part: They didn't just compete on the show. No, they straight up witnessed for God!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Memphis Junior Academy principal killed in classroom

Suzette York, principal (left). Eduardo Marmolejo, student (right).

A school principal was stabbed to death Aug. 10 at a Seventh-day Adventist school in Memphis, Tenn.

Memphis police say Suzette York, 49, was found dead inside a classroom that morning at Memphis Junior Academy just three days into the new school year.

Eduardo Marmolejo, 16, has been arrested and is being charged with first-degree murder. He was the school’s first and only 11th grade student.

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