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Inter-American Division President Announces Retirement

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Inter-American Division President Pastor Israel Leito announced his retirement from church service on Monday as the denomination’s regional business meetings commenced in Miami, Florida.

Adventist Pastor Admitted to the Jamaican Supreme Court Bar

Omar Oliphant created history in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica by becoming the first ordained minister to become an attorney-at-law. He was admitted to the Jamaican Bar on December 7, 2017, in a ceremony held at the Jamaican Supreme Court in Kingston. 

Church Relief and Rebuilding in Puerto Rico Continues

Amid continual bad circumstances, Church members in Puerto Rico help others by cleaning up debris and assisting the elderly.

Two months after Hurricane Maria shut down Puerto Rico, parts of the island are still without power and water, hundreds of buildings and homes still await repairs, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to provide food and other relief services.

Adventists in Mexico Assist in Aftermath of Latest Earthquake

Hours after a powerful 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City on Tuesday, September 19, toppling dozens of buildings and homes and killing hundreds, Seventh-day Adventists sprang into action to assist in the recovery effort.

Top church leaders said no loss of life among church members has been reported so far. The earthquake took place on the 32nd anniversary of the powerful earthquake that hit Mexico City in 1985, killing more than 10,000.

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Adventist Church in Puerto Rico Begins Recovery from Hurricane Maria

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Puerto Rico are finally beginning to connect with those around them after Hurricane Maria plowed through the island on September 20, 2017. The Category 4 storm brought winds of up to 155 mph that killed 10 people, knocked down power lines and cellphone towers, flooded streets, and disrupted the infrastructure of the entire island like never before.

Inter-American Church Strengthens Special Needs Ministries with First Territory-Wide Congress for the Hearing Impaired

More than two hundred deaf persons, interpreters, and special needs ministries directors from across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America gathered for the first territory-wide Congress for the Hearing Impaired.

The five-day event, held at Montemorelos University in North Mexico in July, sought to reassure deaf members and friends that they are valuable to God and the church, and provided training to church leaders on strengthening special needs ministries in churches and communities.

Five Adventist Students Killed in Papua New Guinea Crash

The South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists has released news on the Record Website of a fatal accident in Papua New Guinea that claimed the life of five students and injured at least 11 more. The news release follows in its entirety:

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