The late 1950s was a crucial time in Pacific island missions and also marked the moment when rock'n'roll star "Little Richard" decided to leave his successful career for a spiritual calling.
Category: Record Rewind
In the early 1950s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church navigated the challenges of post-war mission work in the Pacific Islands. The expansion of Adventist communities during this period was marked by severe weather, geographic hurdles and unforgettable "romantic cruises under tropic skies."
The post-war era saw Adventists in Australasia helping war-stricken communities, aiding in rescue operations and demonstrating faith amidst hardship, underlining the Church's resilience and unity during challenging times.
Between 1940-1945, Adventist Record it not only charts the changing tides of World War II, but also documents the challenges, faith and resilience of Adventists during this tumultuous period.
Witness the courage and resilience of Adventists during global turmoil in 1935-1940. Read about their experiences, decisions and sacrifices, demonstrating an unselfish spirit in the face of adversity.
In 1931 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the eastern coast of North New Zealand. Of the 200 Adventist members located in the Hawkes Bay area, there was one death and multiple miraculous escapes.
The years after World War I saw an increase in mission work in the Pacific Islands. Here is an example of the commitment and dedication that one missionary had in his efforts to share Jesus with those in Vanuatu.