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December 23, 2009

HIV/AIDS Programs Support African Communities
AIDS International Ministry, ADRA teach prevention, provide livelihoods.

Adventist Mission Helps Siberians Find Hope
Church workers active in remote areas.

LLU Opens Geoinformatics Lab
New technology aids in solving health problems.

Longtime Religious Liberty Leader Adrian Westney Dies

He raised the profile of freedom issues.


December 16, 2009

Philanthropic Pioneer Milton Murray Dies
He died Dec. 9 in Loma Linda, California.

GC Keeps In-House Expenses Under Budget
GC hiring freeze begins to thaw.

Christian Record Gets New Press
Printing efficiency improves for large-print magazines.

Program Grooms Adventists Under 30 for Church Work

Participants eager for long-term leadership opportunities.

December 9, 2009

LLUMC Surgeon Leonard Bailey Reflects on "Baby Fae" Case
Baboon heart in infant created media storm.

AR Staff Contribute as Scholars
Review editors present research findings.

ARM Elects New President

Robert Kyte take the helm at Adventist Risk Management.


November 27, 2009

GC Ministerial Secretary James Cress Dies
A sudden illness claims life of a tireless Adventist leader and "pastor of pastors.

A GC Treasurer Dismisses Poverty Mind-set in West Africa
George Egwakhe encourages leaders to abandon the phrase "I'm poor."

AUC Nursing Exam Scores Among the Highest in the U.S.
All 25 passed board exams.

Adventist Student Missionary Murdered in Micronesia

Kirsten Wolcott, 20, a student missionary, was jogging when attacked, officials said.


November 19, 2009

Adventist Student Missionary Murdered in Micronesia
Kirsten Wolcott, 20, a student missionary, was jogging when attacked, officials said.

El Salvador: 30 Adventists Die Mudslides
More than 300 families displaced by storms.

Griggs U. in Danger of Closing?
GC Committee appoints a commission to study the church's distance-learning facility.

Women Gather in Dallas, Celebrate Christian Freedom

Convention brings 2,200 sisters in Christ together.


November 11, 2009

NAD Votes Draft of Procedural, Technical Issues
A necessary part of administrative business.

North American Tithe Declines
World mission offerings drop slightly.

North American Adventist Membership Reaches Nearly 1.1 Million
Churches and congregations number 6,005.


October 28, 2009

British Volunteer Stabbed Outside Anti-Crime Event
Police arrested a suspect on suspicion of attempted murder.


US Senator Commends Washington Adventist Hospital
WAH will start joing ventures with FDA.

Inter-America Youth Serve 1 Million Meals

Youth Adventist celebrate World Hunger Day.

October 21, 2009

Pakistan Adventist Seminary Under Attack
Students, staff evacuate campus.

A South Africa High Court Ruling Supports Adventist Church
SAU now has right to reorganize, court says.

Risk Mgt. President Suddenly Dies
Rob Sweezey was 52.

GC Women's Ministries, ADRA Launch Drive to End Violence Toward Women
One in 3 women are victims of physical or psychological repression.

Young Professional Talk Change With GC President

Paulsen speaks on politics, church involvement, race-based conferences.


October 14, 2009

Zambia Outreach Nets 1,600 Baptisms
Joint  effort fulfills reaping goals.

Approval for Adventist University Pending in Paraguayan Congress
School expected to quicken the pulse of nusring in a country with few nurses.

Canadian Evangelist Lawton Lowe Dies
Lowe was a missionary in India and Sri Lanka.


Annual Council 2009
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October 7, 2009

2 ADRA Workers Kidnapped, 1 Killed
Gunmen attack civilian convoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

First Adventist College in North Brazil Opens
Rapid growth makes school an imperative.

U.S. Adventists Slow to Adopt Technology
Conference shows benefits for church outreach.

Reject Defamation of Religion Laws, Advice Experts
Hate speech laws could be enforced unequally, they warn.



September 30, 2009

ADRA Responds to Three Asia-Pacific Disasters
The humanitarian agency offers help in Samoa, Indonesia, and Philippines.

Adventist Pastor Emerges as Spokesperson in Yale Tragedy
Pastor Dennis Smith aids the Le family.

Van Hurst to lead Indiana Conference
Mid-America Union Conference official becomes Indiana president.

Prophecy Seminar Slated for Maryland

Brian McMahon to hold series in Hagerstown.

September 23, 2009

Fire Severely Damages Bermuda Conference Community Service Center
No one was injured in the blaze.

Vietnamese MBA Students Graduate From Griggs University
Twenty-eight students receive degrees.

South Central Conference Elects New President
Conference executive committee elects Dana Edmond.

Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay Churches Move Toward Self Governance

New proposal would add two unions of churches.

September 16, 2009

Lightning Strikes Southwester Adventist University Radio Station
Fire takes KJCR off the air.

Returning Student Missionaries Experience "Reverse Culture Shock"
Most see after a year away, but the supermarket irks.

Popular ADRA Refugee Experience Hosts Thousands

Exhibit was among most popular at Pathfinder camporee.

September 9, 2009

Evangelist E.E. Cleveland Dies
He conducted 60 campaigns.

Washington Adventist University Awarded $4.3 Million in Grants
New funds will to bolster academic programs.

Typhoon Claims 100 Lives in Taiwan
Several Adventists likely included in death toll.

AUC Pastors, Teachers Meet in First Join Convention
More than 700 attend.

Peru Religious Liberty Festival Gets National Endorsement

Government officials address 40,000.


September 03, 2009

James Standish Returns to General Conference
The veteran religious liberty advocate represents the Adventist church at the UN.

Adventist Named as U.S. Ambassador to Suriname
John R. Nay was sworn in August 13.



August 31, 2009

Evangelist E. E. Cleveland Dies
He conducted 60 campaigns.

First Black Adventist Chaplain Dies
Joseph T. Powell was 85.



August 27, 2009

Oshkosh Day One: Setup Occupies Camporee Activities
One thousand volunteers run the city.

Pathfinder Drill Teams March to a Different Beat
250 teams compete in a variety of drills.

Pathfinder Honors, Off-site Fun Come Quickly at Oshkosh
More than 100 honors offered at the international camporee.

Adventist Golfer Puts Faith Ahead of On-course Success

U.S. amateur Louie Bishop set aside PGA tour ambitions.


August 20, 2009

Delegate Selection Begins For the 2010 General Conference Session
About 2,400 voting members expected.

LLU, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital Celebrate 15-year Partnerishp
The joint venture benefits China’s people.

Retired White Estate Director Paul Gordon Dies

Promoted Adventist Heritage, Church Ministry

August 13, 2009

International Camporee Opens With "Courage to Stand"
About 35,000 Pathfinders participate.

Uganda: Two Students Shot During Adventist School Riot
Five other students suffer minor injuries.

NY's Oldest Adventist Church Marks 150th Anniversary

The Roosevelt church was dedicated before GC was organized.

Washington DC Church Receives "Extreme Makeover" Award
The grant will boost the church's soup kitchen ministry.

$4.2 Million ADRA Project Serves Tuberculosis Victims in Peru
New initiative provides wider access to treatment.

July 24, 2009

Australia Gives Adventist Schools A$100 Million
Government grants spark building projects

Global Mission Gifts Up 13 Percent

Increase comes amid sagging economy.

Ontario Conference Elects New President, Secretary
Edwards, Linrud assume top 2 posts.

Heather Knight Becomes President at Pacific Union College

She is the first African-American woman to lead an Adventist college in North America.

Adventist Flock's Facility Fleeced During Baptism
Burglary nets guilty plea.

July 22, 2009

Adventists Join in Commending U.S. Antismoking Bill
New law seeks to curb underage smoking.

1,000 One-Day Churches Manufactured
Africa gains structures for growing congregations.

Pastors Hold 1st National Theological Symposium
Focus in on growing in Christ.

As He Retires, Principal Shares Memories and Buses

Dan Dodd completes 41 years in education.

July 15, 2009

Oregon: Adventist TV Netowrk to Purchase Portland Station
The new station could reach 2 million viewers.

Adventist Risk Management Appoints New Vice President
Sharon M. Mabena joined ARM in 2003.

Fundraising Should be Ongoing, Expert Says
Wagner speaks on the state of philanthropy in North America.


July 8, 2009

Activism Urged at Washington, D.C. Religious Liberty Dinner
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver addresses church and government leaders.

German Church Twitters Sermons Live
The twitter sermons are the first of their kind in Germany.

Paulson: Adventist Health Focus Can Help Heal the World
GC President urges church to form partnerships with world health organizations.

Fierce Storm Strikes AEC Campground

Conference complex incurs major damage.

June 25, 2009

Paulsen Speaks on Issue of Origins
Adventist position on creation affirmed by church president.

Former Northeastern Conference President Leonard Newton Dies

He served by the church for 47 years.

June 17, 2009

Oregon Passes Workplace Religious Freedom Bill
Governor to sign the legislation on June 26.

In Korea, Stop-Smoking Plan Gains Momentum
Adventists continue "with zeal" to make nation smoke-free.

Musical Pioneer Alma Blackmon Dies
She helped steer the Adventist Hymnal, led Oakwood choir.

Queen Knights Jamaica's Adventist Governor-General

Call him Sir Patrick Allen now.

June 11, 2009

New President at Rocky Mountain Conference
He replaces Jim Brauer who served for 14 years.

Former Division President Charles President Charles Watson Dies
He served the church for 47 years.

France, Ireland Shine Spotlight on Religious Liberty Issues

French "sect" report includes Adventists.

June 2, 2009

Mexico: Adventist Churches, Schools Resume Activities After Influenza Scare
No reported cases among members.

May 27, 2009

PUC President Head to WASC
Richard Osborn will serve in analyzing several major colleges and schools.

WGTS FM Connects Listeners With the Adventist Church
It's also rated among the Top 10 radio stations in Washington, D.C.

Evangelistic Effort Hits Hollywood
It Is Written stages meetings at the Shrine.



May 21, 2009

CUC to Get a New Name
Maryland school will become Washington Adventist University.

Interfaith Group Collaborating Efforts Against Malaria
Adventist project among initiatives.

Baptism Not the End of the Road Adventist Church Leaders Say

Pastor G.T. Ng emphasizes importance of growth statistics.


May 14, 2009

Adventist Review Captures 7 Awards
Adventist World gets one too.

Gerald Klingbeil Joins Adventist Review Staff

The scholar and researcher becomes associate editor.

April 29, 2009

Inter-America Division Cancels
Mid-Year Business Sessions

Flu epidemic rearranges church schedule.


Adventist Schools, Churches Close in Mexico
Church leaders exercise caution in wake of swine flu outbreak.

Adventist Joins White House Staff
Paul Monteiro becomes religious liaison.

Adventists Help Earthquake Victims

Some 300 were killed in Italy.

April 22, 2009

Maryland Church Breaks Ground for $17 Million Academy
The school will offer grades pre K-12

PREACH Seminar Moves 'Beyond Pulpit and Pews'
Speakers challenge global audience.

Student Riot Closes Ugandan School
Students angered by lack of national standards, negligent administration.

Walter Wright, Former Lake Union President Passes Away
Was interim pastor of boyhood church at his death.

"Defamation of Religions" Resolution Troubles Religious Liberty Experts

U.N.-sponsored measure could backfire against individual expression.


April 16, 2009

Pacific Union College President Resigns
Richard Osborn has served as president since 2001.

Wintley Phipps Appears on PBS TV
He sings for presidents and prisoners.


Tennessee Adventist Turns 100
Eloise Bullock has 11 grand-children and 24 great-grandchildren.

Hope Channel Breaks Ground for New Studio at World Headquarters
The new building will cost $5 million.


April 9, 2009

Former NPUC President Dies
Bruce Johnston was an administrator, evangelist, and visionary.

Karnik Doukmetzian Becomes Adventist General Counsel
Former GC Bob Kyte returns to Idaho.

Adventists Reaffirm Mission Focus
'Roadmap to Mission' document voted.



April 8, 2009

Adventist Pastor Loses House, Gains a Daughter, Appears on CNN
Pastor Jordan Peck has an incredible experience during the Dakota floods.

Romanian Adventist Schools Shape the Country's Educational Landscape
Church educators are pace setters in Romania.

Romanian Ambassador Visits Adventist World Headquarters

Some 100,000 members in Romania.

April 2, 2009

Oakwood is Repeat Champion at Honda Academic Challenge
The OU team competed with 64 schools.

Can I Get a Witness?
Adventist leaders take a serious look at evangelism and outreach.



March 31, 2009


Dakota Adventists Respond to Red River Floods
Flooded region is now covered with snow.

Venezuela: Missionary Plane Still Missing After 40 Days
As search continues, questions remain.

Southern Africa: NEW SID Treasurer an Experienced Church Executive
Goodwell Nthani leaves ARM after Seven years.



March 25, 2009

Minnesota Conference President Moves to Mid-America Union
Thomas Lemon will become vice president for administration.

Three Adventist Families Killed in Montana Plane Crash
In all, 14 victims died in the March 22 air crash.

Family, Friends Mourn Tragic Deaths
The LLU and PUC campuses are stunned by the air crash deaths.

British Adventist Headquarters Coming Back From Flames
Repair work continues until 2010.

First Adventist Woman in Philippines to Earn Doctorate in Ministry

Former civil engineer researched church growth among Chinese.


March 18, 2009

Birthplace of Seventh-day Adventist Church Turns 150
Battle Creek, Michigan, celebrates sesquicentennial.

Adventist Media Center Launched in Israel

A new radio station spreads the Adventist message in Jesus' earthly home.


March 11, 2009

Sweden Youth Practice Evangelism
Developing lay preachers is focus of new initiative.

Gunmen Kill Guatemalan Pastor

Violence strikes more than 100 Adventist families in past 10 years.


March 3, 2009

West Indies Union Gets New Leadership
Bignall, Samuels take office after Allen becomes Governor-General.

Hope Channel to Launch on DirecTV

Adventist network debuts April 29.


February 27, 2009

From Adventist Pastor to Chief of State
Patrick Allen, Jamaican of humble origin, now is Governor-General.



February 26, 2009

Patrick Allen Becomes Jamaica’s Governor-General Today
Local media takes note.

Day 9: Search Continues for Missing Adventist Aircraft
More than 100 searchers comb the territory.


February 25, 2009

New President at Oregon Conference
VP Al Reimche replaces Don Livesay.

German Hope Channel Launches
Broadcasts begin in March.

Adventist Promotes Rwandese Reconciliation in Genocide's Wake
Radio show aims at community healing.

New Broadcast Puts Church "Intersection" of Social Issues

The program airs on Hope Channel, Internet.


February 18, 2009

Venezuela: Search Continues for Missing Medical Missionary Plane
Pilot and six passengers were on board.

Adventist Church Controlling Costs During Global Financial Challenge
Hiring freeze continues, many projects hold.

Former GC VP Paul Eldridge Dies
The missionary was also a WWII prisoner.

How to Pastor 24 Churches--Nap on Boats
Shepherding to a scattered flock demands constant travel.

Adventist Youth Witness in Bay Area
"GYC" hits the mark in Northern California.

ADRA Aids Zimbabwe Cholera Cleanup

More than 16,000 were affected by the outbreak.


February 11, 2009

Data Breach Strikes Adventist Records
No I.D. theft reported yet.

Tornado Flattens Ardmore Adventist Academy

Two Adventist homes also destroyed.

Australian Brushfires Hit Adventists
Special offering taken, ADRA Australia aids community efforts.

CUC Board Pursues University Status
The college currently offers 33 majors and six masters degrees.

ADRA Helpfs Feed Refugees in D.R. Congo

Project Jenga to build homes.


January 21, 2009

Robert Folkenburg, Jr., to Lead Upper Columbia Conference
He replaces Max Torkelsen II

West Indies Union Elects New Leaders
Bignall, Samuels, move up in wake of Allen's departure.

Adventists Play Important Role in Obama Inaugural Events
U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black prays, Pastor Wintley Phipps sings.

Ben Carson Story Moves to TV
Cuba Gooding, Jr., to portray Adventist surgeon.

Cautious Growth at AU
Forty percent of students invovled in postgraduate programs.

Mission DVD Now in 4 Languages

English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish discs released.


January 14, 2009

Adventist Leader Becomes Jamaica's Governor General
Patrick Allen to hold the country's highest post.

Costa Rica: Earthquake Damages Adventist University in Costa Rica
Quake leaves dozens of people missing.

Central States Conference Elects New President
Charles Drake assumes top post.

ADRA Scores Charitable Recognition

Adventist agency gains wide acclaim.


January 7, 2009

Pioneer Missionary H. Carl Currie Dies
He served overseas for nearly 50 years.

Pioneer Adventist Leader Turns 100
H.D. Singleton was known as a church planter and administrator.

Fire Damages Minneapolis Church
Insurance helps congregation to move on.

Giving Stable Despite Touch Economy, ADRA President Says
Sandefur speaks on advocacy, building life-saving bridges

Graham, Torkelson to Lead Adventist Health Board

The health system serves four states.








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