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Celebrating freedom through singing

Estonia is a small state by the Baltic Sea in north-eastern Europe with the population of 1.3 million. Right on the border between east and west it is a country squeezed between two mindsets – resulting in it being desired as well as possessed by different rules over centuries. Thus, while the Estonian nation is ancient, the republic is remarkably young at a mere 101 years. Inhabitants were first called Estonians in 1857; until then, they had been referred to as ‘slaves’ or ‘the country...

Lay-led evangelism yields over 370 baptisms in Southern Philippines

A group of Adventist lay people in the Southern Philippines teamed up to participate in the Total Member Involvement initiative by holding a public evangelistic meeting, which resulted in the baptism of 370 precious souls. The members of the team, who are all from a wide range of lay professional backgrounds, took turns preaching, singing, and giving lectures every night of the weeklong campaign held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte from June 31 to July 6, 2019. Most of the team members trace the...

Justice Prevails in Angola for Five Adventist Men

A full acquittal by the Supreme Court of Angola on May 15 has ended a two-year legal ordeal for four Seventh-day Adventist Church pastors and one layperson falsely accused in an abduction conspiracy. The false accusations of kidnapping against the men stemmed from an incident that took place in 2015, involving an elaborate staged abduction of a former Adventist conference president and a demand for money from the church. Those responsible for the fake kidnapping sought to cast blame elsewhere,...


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