1. The first Adventist church in Europe, a small chapel in Tramelan, Switzerland, that was used until the congregation moved to a larger building in 1968, has been purchased by the Inter-European Divison.
[On Monday] Adventist General Conference President Ted Wilson told a conference on The Bible and Science, “Scientists: Continue to do good scientific research.
Alberto and I met at an Adventist boarding school 20 years ago. We were in the same class, but didn’t know each other very well. Alberto was actively involved in a variety of sports and student leadership; I was in band, choir and editor of the newspaper. Our interests didn’t overlap much. But then in college we realized that we had one, very important, thing in common.
As summer flows into fall, what could be a better way to spend a weekend than at the beach in San Diego? That’s what Adventist Forum will be doing October 3-5, and we’ll be staying at the San Diego Sheraton Marina Hotel. I tell you this because the deadline for hotel reservations at the special conference rate is September 3. It’s time to make that reservation.
1. Two Loma Linda University graduates are keeping Cooper Adventist Hospital in Liberia operational, while most other hospitals have closed because of the threat of Ebola in that region of West Africa.
If I could rewind back to July 31, 1985, it would place me in the middle of a mountainous valley in Colorado called Camp Hale where 16,129 Pathfinders gathered like the many Israelites in the wilderness. Being the first North American Division Pathfinder Camporee, it took a bit of organizing to pull it off. I’m relieved that we had Moses-ian leaders who knew what they were doing.
The International Conference on the Bible and Science opened with a big bang on Friday August 15 in Las Vegas, when General Conference President Ted Wilson told the assembled professors, scientists, administrators and pastors from around the world that, “If one does not accept the recent six-day creation understanding of origins then that person is actually not a 'Seventh-day' Adventist.”
The International Pathfinder Camporee, held every five years, is a memorable event for young Pathfinders who come from all over the world. The last four Camporees have been held at the Experimental Aircraft Associations AirVenture Campgrounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This year, about 47,000 Pathfinders are attending the five-day extravaganza, organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church's North American Division and Center for Youth Evanglism in Berrien Springs, Michigan.