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Southern Asia-Pacific Division President Leonard Asoy Succumbs to Rare Bone Marrow Disease

The Adventist News Network has reported that Leonard Asoy, 56, the recently-elected president of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, has passed away. The ANN report follows in full:

Former General Conference President Robert Folkenberg Memorial will be January 10

Robert S. Folkenberg, former president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, passed away during the week before Christmas, according to his family. He was 74. A memorial service is planned for January 10, at 4pm at the Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Florida, United States.

How Delegates Are Selected for General Conference Sessions

The world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is abuzz with preparations for the upcoming General Conference Session. The 60th meeting of its kind in the 152-year history of the denomination will take place in San Antonio, Texas and will see as many as 60,000 people from more than 170 countries gather in the Alamodome. 

Review May Close in Hagerstown, Maryland, Under Restructuring Plan

Today the General Conference published the following press release - the latest news in the saga of trying to find a way to salvage the floundering publishing houses in the North American Division:

Devastating Typhoon Sparks Outpouring of Support in Philippines

In the Philippines, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is growing more quickly than anywhere else in the world, according to a report at the recent Annual Council. 80,000 baptisms have been recorded since 2011, and there are more than 700,000 Adventist church members there, as well as several colleges and universities, a publishing house, and a medical center.

General Conference Statement on Sandra Roberts' Election as Conference President

Seventh-day Adventist world church officials today released a statement regarding a local conference that recently elected as president a person who is not recognized by the world church as an ordained minister. Ordination is one of the criteria for being a conference president. The statement, in its entirety, follows:

Moving Forward Together

A response from the General Conference to recent actions in North America

Annual Council Has a Lighter Side

Ansel Oliver wrote this piece for ANN, published October 16, about the jokes shared from the podium during Annual Council - both deliberate and accidental - that kept delegates laughing.

Business Consultant Hamel to Present at Annual Council

Seventh-day Adventist Church officials from around the world gather at the General Conference this week for their annual business session. A proposed amendment to the fundamental belief on creation is one of the agenda items. Spectrum Editor Bonnie Dwyer will be reporting from the Council, and her exclusive stories will be available here on the Spectrum blog. This story was published today by ANN.

Mob Destroys Adventist Church in Egypt

The burning of a Seventh-day Adventist Church in the city of Assiut during rioting August 15 was not part of a wider, organized political movement, local church officials said.

First Adventist App Features Bible Heroes

The first SDA app, called Heroes, has been released. Adventist News Network published this story today about the app:

The first Seventh-day Adventist game for iPhone and iPad was downloaded 3,000 times in the first 48 hours of its release, tripling the benchmark analysts say a mobile app should meet in its first week to be considered successful.

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