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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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Southern Asia-Pacific Division Leads World in Membership Growth Rate

October 17, 2013

During the October 15, 2013 Annual Council, a yearly gathering of world-wide Seventh-day Adventist church leaders, church growth and the evangelistic efforts within the Southern Asia-Pacific…

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7.2 quake hits central Philippines

October 16, 2013

While the Philippine nation observed the Feast of Sacrifice holiday with its Islam brethren on October 15, a 7.2 earthquake struck the islands of Bohol at twelve past eight in the morning…

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ADRA Philippines and Adventist volunteers respond to those impacted by devastating floods in the Philippines
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