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Adventist appointed as Chief of Police in Sulawesi province, Indonesia

February 24, 2014

The new North Sulawesi Province chief of police was inaugurated on February 14 at the National Police School at Karombasan, Manado. Based on the official Telegram released by the Indonesian…

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Loving and keeping religious freedom, our commitment

February 12, 2014

Religious liberty has never been valued by people as much as those who live in countries where freedom doesn't exist or hardly felt. At the Festivals of Religious Freedom held at the Traders…

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Festival of Religious Freedom celebrated in south Philippines

February 10, 2014

“It’s great to be free!” This is the sentiment of more than 3,500 advocates for religious freedom who came to celebrate the event, February 1, at Davao City’s CAP…

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North Sumatra Volcano erupts affecting Adventist churches

January 28, 2014

Since September 2013, Mount Sinabang in north Sumatra has sporadically erupted, causing damage to homes and livelihood and prompting villagers to temporarily move to safer areas. However, the…

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Torrential rains in Manado, Indonesia cause widespread flooding

January 20, 2014

Torrential rains fell in northeastern Indonesia for four days beginning January 14, causing floods that have devastated houses, claimed lives and destroyed livelihood. The National Disaster…

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Adventist members spend Sabbath amid debris and damage from typhoon Haiyan

November 19, 2013

This past Saturday, typically a day of worship for Seventh-day Adventists, church members in the typhoon-affected areas of Leyte province gathered together to praise the Lord for protection while…

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Adventists making slow but steady progress after super typhoon Haiyan

November 19, 2013

Over a week has passed since 15 ft high tidal surges from typhoon Haiyan knocked the city of Tacloban, Leyte to its knees, claiming thousands of lives and leaving survivors in dire need of food,…

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Church leader in earthquake-affected central Philippines calls for special prayer during annual meeting

November 7, 2013

It was an emotional introduction to a call for prayer as Elmer Manatad, treasurer for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the central Philippines, related survivor stories from the…

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Adventist Church responds to central-Philippine Quake

October 21, 2013

After taking the direct hit of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on October 15, the central Philippines island of Bohol struggles to restore normalcy amid a death toll of 185 and the rubble of what…

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