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Community leaders got a preliminary look inside the new Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) – San Bernardino Campus Tuesday, Jan. 19. Organization president, Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, and Brandon Bergener, superintendent, Layton Construction, led attendees on a guided tour through the 150,000 sq. ft. building that will house the new San Manuel Gateway College and an expanded Social Action Community Health System (SACHS) clinic. MORE

Michael Price, Emmy Award-winning composer of the hit BBC series Sherlock, has been confirmed as one of the judges for the upcoming Brain Games 48-hour film challenge “South by Southwestern,” hosted by Southwestern Adventist University. Brain Games is an annual event that Southwestern Adventist University hosts that is designed to challenge academy students in a variety of ways. The 2016 Brain Games is a 48-hour film challenge scheduled for March 30 to April 1. MORE

Southern Adventist University came in at #5 in a ranking of the top ten of most affordable Top Ranked Online MBA Entrepreneurship. The editors wrote that, "Southern Adventist University offers an affordable online entrepreneurship MBA degree programs that is fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education."   MORE

A brilliant new stained glass window depicting the second coming of Jesus has been installed at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office in Ridgefield, Wash. The one-inch-thick window was designed by Clinton Conley, who has designed and installed original stained glass windows in churches across the U.S. The three shafts of yellow rays represent the Trinity. The 12 shafts of green light rays represent the ministry of Christ’s 12 disciples. Also depicted are the seven trumpets of the book of Revelation. The five conferences in the union are represented with the big dipper stars at the top.
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Join Prayer Call, Feb. 4/5 – with the NAD Prayer Ministry team anytime, for as long or briefly as you wish, during the February  all-night prayer call which runs from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. ET. Dial 404-891-6338, and when prompted, use access code 772937#. Email your prayer requests. They will be prayed over by a team of prayer warriors each week. Learn more and download bulletin inserts.


Breath of Life's Easter Special, to be recorded at the Oakwood University Church in Huntsville, Ala., on Sabbath, Jan. 30, will be shown on ABC affiliates throughout the United States on Sunday, Mar. 27. Featured will be Grammy award-winning vocalist Cece Winans, violinist Jaime Jorge, and Oakwood's own internationally-acclaimed Aeolians Concert Choir. The message, "The Rising," will be presented by Breath of LifeSpeaker/Director Dr. Carlton P. Byrd.



February is Family Life Month. In addition, there are three special Sabbaths in February that are planned around the theme of family and home: Feb. 13, Christian Marriage Sabbath; Feb. 13-20, Christian Home and Marriage Week; Feb. 20, Christian Parenting Sabbath. Get the 2016 Family Ministries Planbook, Healthy Families for Eternity, for pastors and ministry leaders in their work with families in and out of the church. It has leadership resources including sermons, children's stories, seminars, and MORE.  


Health Ministries Sabbath will be on Feb. 13, with an emphasis on heart health. A special issue of Vibrant Lifemagazine is available in bulk. Get enough for your entire congregation, plus more to share with friends and neighbors. Regularly $3.99 each, on sale for $.59 each, plus shipping. Order in time for Health Ministries Sabbath. Price expires on Feb. 28. MORE



The 2016 Women's Day of Prayer program packet is now available on the NAD Women's Ministries website. This year's packet, entitled "Daring to Ask for More: Four Divine Keys to Abundant Spiritual Blessings," was written by Melody Mason. It challenges each of us to ask God for a better prayer life and to boldly ask for His blessings in our lives in areas of need. Download the sermon and related resources




"Jesus suffered, and He didn't always communicate with God as though they were having a pleasant walk on a beautiful day! NO! NO! My Bible informs me that:

  • He prayed with, '...strong crying and tears.'
  • He relied upon the Father to provide Him with the daily energy to  face  that  which faced Him.
  • He sweat, '...as it were great drops  of  blood,' when He was wrestling with the question of human destiny.
  • He learned obedience through the things which He suffered."
 – NAD President Daniel R. Jackson, in his devotional Friday night at the 2016 Emotional Wellness Summit in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 13-17.

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Did you know death is a temporary state of unconsciousness?



"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.... 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14. Learn more.

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People want to know what Seventh-day Adventists believe.  Each topic on the My Way to Jesus website links to a video, an invitation to study the Bible, the Find-a-Church Directory, a link for kids to My Place with Jesus, a place to send prayer requests, and more. You can easily post the videos and information on your church website and/or share the updates from the My Way to Jesus Facebook pageLearn how.

January 28, 2016

Special Days:
Feb. 6-27, Black History Month
Feb. 13, Christian Marriage Sabbath
Feb. 13, Health Ministries Sabbath
Feb. 13-20, Christian Home and Marriage Week
Feb. 20, Christian Parenting Sabbath

March Focus: Women in the Church
Mar. 5, Women's Day of Prayer
Mar. 6-12, Adventist Youth Week of Prayer
Mar. 19, Disabilities Awareness Sabbath
Mar. 26, ARM Safety Sabbath


February Offerings
Feb. 13, Adventist Television Ministries

March Offerings
Mar. 12, Adventist World Radio

Helpful Special Day Websites and Resources

Sample Offertory Readings (in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French)


Upcoming Events

Feb. 12, Marriage Vows: Living the Commitment 

Feb. 17-20, Just Claim It Youth Prayer Conference

Feb. 19-20, Making Love Last - Married Couples' Retreat

Feb. 24-28, GAiN - Global Adventist Internet Network Conference

Apr. 2-4, SONscreen Film Festival

Apr. 2-9, La Voz de la Esperanza NET via  Esperanza TV (in Spanish)

Apr. 3-8, Tour de Youth, "The Big Easy"

Apr. 16, 17, Day of Hope and Compassion

Apr. 18-21, Nonprofit Leadership Convention, Session 1

Apr. 24-27, HR Conference & Secretariat Council, Minneapolis, Minn.

Apr. 27-30, Your Best Pathway to Health/Los Angeles  

Apr. 29 - May 1, Oregon Men's Summit

May 13-16, World Congress for Deaf & Deaf-Blind

July 21-23, Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice

Aug. 3-6, ASI 2016 Convention

Sept. 7-10, Adventist Community Services Convention

Sept. 28-Oct., Health Summit Canada

Oct. 10-13, Nonprofit Leadership Convention, Session 2

Oct. 13-15, Society of Adventist Communicators Convention

Nov. 18-19, HE SAID GO Missions Conference


Jan. 8-11, 2017 - Adventist Ministries Convention, Tucson, AZ



NAD Feature: From Karachi to California, by Jane Allen Quevedo, p. 36

NAD News: Adventist Conducts Community Benefit Concert, Community Joins to Support Syrian Refugees, Craving God on Campus, p. 10

NAD Update: Called to Collaborate - Catching the vision of cooperative action, p. 14

NAD Perspective: The Path Ahead, by Daniel R. Jackson p.17





Month of February, 2016:

Pray for the Columbia Union, in which there are 711 churches and 144,207 members. 
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6 – This week, please pray for the Allegheny East Conference with 119 churches and 38,958 members. 


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12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Dan Weber, communication director, 
Julio Muñoz, associate director
Lynetta Murdoch, sr. editorial assistant
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