Friday, March 30, 2012

20,000 young people witness for Jesus in Peru

About 20,000 young people witnessed for Jesus through service projects and evangelistic meetings in Lima, Peru last month.

The outreach was part of a program called Mission Caleb. Each summer, the Mission Caleb program hosts outreach events throughout South America in places where there aren't a lot of Adventists.

After the event, more than 5,000 people joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

What these young people have done to spread God's love is outstanding —and so are the numbers:

  • 400,000 copies of "The Great Hope" distributed
  • 12,000 trees planted
  • 3,000 evangelistic meetings held
  • 1,500 units of blood donated
  • 60 housing modules built

Source: Adventist News Network. You can read more about this event on the Adventist News Network website.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Oakwood University student drowns in rock quarry [UPDATED]

An Oakwood University freshman drowned at a rock quarry near the university on March 23.

Justin Hanna, 18, of Florence, S.C., was found unresponsive when rescue workers arrived.

According to local Huntsville news stations, Hanna was rushed to the Hunstville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Several Adventist students, Walla Walla missionaries injured in bridge collapse

A March 20, 2001 satellite image of the site where the bridge collapsed. Image: Google Earth.

In India, about 20 Adventist students and two Walla Walla university missionaries were injured when a suspension bridge collapsed March 18.

About 70 people were on the bridge even though it can only support 30 people, reported several Indian news agencies.

Among those injured were a nursing graduate and a current nursing student from Walla Walla University. They have been in India as part of Walla Walla University's India Immunizations spring break mission trip.

The two missionaries were hospitalized along with about 20 students from Riverside Adventist Academy in Meghalaya, India.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Watch the Just Claim It 3 newscasts

A short newscast, called JCI Today, has been airing during the nightly General Sessions of this year's NAD/World Youth Prayer Congress. If you've missed any of them, don't worry… we've got you covered.

The newscasts are hosted by George Johnson and Suzanne Ocsai. They are joined by a Enie, a puppet voiced by James Black Jr.

You can watch the videos below:

Watch Just Claim It 3 live online

The third annual NAD/World Youth Prayer Congress is happening now in Greensboro, N.C.

The prayer congress, also known as "Just Claim It 3," runs March 7-11 and is being streamed live online (see video below).

About 2,500 people are attending the prayer congress, according to Manny Cruz, associate director for youth ministries in the North American Division.

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