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Each year hundreds of Adventist young people step away from their studies or work to volunteer full-time, for up to two years, around the world, through the church’s Adventist Volunteer Services (AVS) program. Among them, Helen Margaret Hall is unique. She is both the longest serving and oldest active AVS missionary for the Adventist denomination.

Hall, who turns 80 on February 16, will have served for 36 years as an AVS missionary on the Burma-Thailand border as of February 20.

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On February 14, 2018, a shooting occurred at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen were killed and 14 were injured when the gunman, a former student, opened fire on campus and entered a building.

Charles Scriven | Comments

If the spirit of the One Project feels like the dawn, can you stop it? After yesterday, some people will likely wish they could, and some will thank God for new hope.

Charles Scriven | Comments

Is Jesus all? Is Jesus the focus, the center, the foundation? Is Jesus the fundamental belief among all the others, the single criterion of every conviction the church holds dear?

Alisa Williams | Comments

Lifelong Worship, the music ministry at Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church in Orlando, has just released its debut album and first music video, “A Mighty Fortress.”

The album celebrates the diversity of God's people through the vehicle of music. Production for the second music video has already begun on a bossa nova rendition of the classic hymn "Take My Life and Let It Be." The album is available for preview and purchase on iTunes and Amazon Music.

Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

Avoiding difficult conversations about gender issues within a congregation can seem to be smart. Nobody gets their feelings hurt, or is put on the spot, or embarrassed by their own words. There are no shouting matches over church policies. Teenagers processing their identity are not put in a difficult position. Family members who disagree with each other can peaceably coexist. Pastoral careers are not jeopardized. However, neither is any progress made in understanding each other. People who feel ostracized, continue in that mode.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

In this week’s news round-up, an Adventist deacon in New Jersey who fled Indonesia is detained by immigration agents, a Colorado Adventist school creates Valentine’s Day activity for local community, and a volunteer coach at an Adventist school near Seattle is charged with voyeurism.

Alisa Williams | Comments

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Germany has adopted a declaration titled "The Audacity of Peacemaking" (“Mut zum Frieden”). It was first published in the February 2018 issue of the church magazine "Adventisten heute." In the statement, the leadership of the Adventist Church recommends its members not participate directly or indirectly in war.

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