Adventists around the world have responded with shock and sadness at the sudden passing of Pastor Stenio Gungadoo, a recently retired pastor from the Victorian Conference who collapsed on Sabbath, August 20, in the Kenyan city of Kisumu.
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed concerns about growing religious intolerance worldwide during a private meeting with Adventist Church leader Dr Ted Wilson, and he invited the Church to work with the UN in helping people.
On August 7, 1998, the United States embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, was bombed. 213 people were killed and more than 4000 injured. Adventist Media Network CEO Neale Schofield and his wife Coralie were in Nairobi that very day.
Kenya’s president has praised the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a major force in improving the African country and donated $US22,000 toward a new health science building at the Adventist University of Africa.
November 3, 2013, was a good day for 29-year-old Priscah Jeptoo. Jeptoo, an Adventist marathon runner from Kenya, not only participated in her first New York City Marathon, but finished first, with a time of 2:25:07.