Faces, Facts, and Fun From the Dome
How much the Georgia Dome’s Teflon-coated fiberglass fabric roof weighs. It’s strong enough to support a fully loaded pickup truck.
Part of the pageantry of General Conference sessions are the division reports presented each evening. Adventists from each division, often dressed in their native costumes, share reports of church growth in their territories. To view archived streaming video of each division report, click on “Audio/Video Feeds.”
Members of the Adventist Review staff assembled the youngest delegates from each division for a roundtable interview at the Omni Hotel Friday afternoon, June 25. They ranged in age from 23 to 34, and represented the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. To view a video segment, in which they described their local ministries and what they see as the greatest challenges facing their churches, click on “A Conversation With Peers.”
The new one-hour documentary film now airing on Public Broadcasting stations in the United States will have a special showing on Wednes- day, June 30, at 4 p.m. in the Georgia Dome. Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier will be present to discuss the film before its presentation. The film explores the history and contemporary story of Seventh-day Adventists, whose members are some of the healthiest, longest-living people on the planet.
Ted Wilson, General Conference president just over 24 hours, is the first to sign the enditnow petition circulated at the Atlanta General Conference ses- sion on Sabbath afternoon, June 26. Enditnow is a global initiative jointly sponsored by General Conference Women’s Ministries and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). To sign a digital edition of the petition, visit www.enditnow.org.
Get 'em While They're Hot
Sanitarium, the health food company owned and operated by the South Pacific Division, is handing out an estimated 5,000 free breakfasts every day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon at their exhibit in Building C.
Julie Praestiin, corporate communications director, says, “Sanitarium has done really well in the past 12 months—exceeding our budget. We now own number one and number two in the breakfast category in Australia and New Zealand. So we want to share those blessings and show the Adventist community just how successful the health food business can be.”
Sanitarium plans to distribute more than 60,000 food samples during the session.
Just before going onstage to sing with the Oregon Men’s Chorus, Bill Nickless’ mother, Lynne, pointed out that he still had on his white running shoes. After a quick change of footwear with his father in the hallway, he was able to join his colleagues in an appearance more in accord with their standards.