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The Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee may turn Atlantic Union College into an evangelistic training school.

NETS or Northeast Evangelism Training School is envisioned as a non-accredited diploma pastoral and lay training institute conducted on the campus of Atlantic Union College to equip each student to become an effective soul-winning witness for Jesus.

NETS will offer short-term intensives for pastors during each calendar year by the most outstanding soul winners and church growth specialists in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. NETS will offer a six- and nine-month evangelistic medical missionary training course for lay people who desire further instruction on how to win souls in their local churches

Speaking of the medical, Rick Rawson, an Adventist Health vice president makes the jump to Loma Linda University Health System becoming CEO of the new Murrieta facility and senior VP for strategy for the Southern California-based network.

And in Florida, the Adventist Health System is to start constructing a new $39.8 million dollar headquarters. 

Adventist Church president, Ted Wilson spoke in Rwanda over the weekend. All Africa reports: 

Wilson also called upon pastors to work together in a dynamic manner so as to draw people to Christ, instead of holding grudges with one another.


He commended the Rwandan government for allowing freedom of worship and being tolerant with Adventists by allowing them to carry out community service (Umuganda) on Sunday, since their faith doesn’t permit them to work on Saturday.


The Minister of Local Government, James Musoni, who was part of the big gathering, thanked the Seventh Day Adventists for their contribution towards national development.


“There is good partnership between the church and the government which we are grateful for. The church has contributed to the country’s development especially in the health, education and information sectors,” Musoni said.

On a related note, Adventist University of Central Africa will be expanding. 

Wilson said the university will help advance technology in the country.


“The establishment of this university is important and it’s for all Rwandans, not only those who are Adventists. We hope that it will help advance God’s work in technology,” he said.

David Trim aims to add facts to the statistics that the Adventist Church cites about itself.

Jamaican Adventists get local press for helping their communities as a part of the Vision One Million evangelism push by the Inter-American Division. As a part of Vision One Million, recently 50,000 copies of The Great Controversy were given away in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

The Associated Press reports that the Tennessee teen who stabbed the Memphis Junior Academy principal will face a first degree murder charge.

And finally, Illinois’ Broadview Academy, which closed in 2007 due to declining enrollment and financial difficulties might become a worship center for followers of a Hindu spiritual leader.

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