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Southern Asia-Pacific Division makes statement about the attacks in Sri Lanka

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Southern Asia-Pacific expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and friends troubled by the horrifying incident in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. 290 were reported killed and more than 450 individuals injured as random blasts destroyed four hotels and three churches around Sri Lanka’s city’s capital. While the number of casualties continue to rise, our hearts and prayers go out to the families who lost their love ones, and to...

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church reacts to the tragedy in Sri Lanka.

Our hearts go out to the grieving families of those killed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in a terrible, senseless tragedy of killing this morning.  Churches and other areas were targeted.  Let us pray for the families and for the Prince of Peace to reign in the hearts of all including those who perpetrate such horrific acts.  They need the grace and love of God in their hearts to bring them to Christ and His forgiveness.  Soon Jesus will come to take us to heaven where there will be no more pain,...

ADRA’s President urges support for disaster efforts

In the month of March, numerous disasters occurred, including the worst tropical storm on record to affect the southern African regions of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. During that same month, Nepal and Indonesia were also hardest hit by heavy rain and floods.  With these countries combined, thousands of lives were lost and hundreds of thousands more were displaced and forced to seek refuge in shelters. Ongoing needs assessments are being put in place by ADRA to help all people affected,...

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The Steward Department of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church is launching a video series targeted at millennials. The series is part of a broader initiative entitled “GodFirst” which aims to help members understand the principles of tithe and offering. “The act of tithing develops allegiance, commitment, love, and relationship with God”, says Marcos Bomfim, Stewardship Department director, “If you put your treasure with God, your heart will also be there.” A desire to reach out to members...