The Seventh-day Adventist Church raised $US4 million for youth evangelism and saved nearly $3 million at the General Conference Session in San Antonio, but an economic storm fueled by restive global markets may cost the church millions of dollars.
“It is now time to collect the offering for today, will the deacons please come forward to collect the offering.” It's not really motivating is it? We need to do a better job in encouraging people to give freely and cheerfully.
Think of a globe. Divide its circumference into thirds in your mind. And then imagine a division so immense it stretches one-third of the circumference of that globe. That is the South Pacific Division.
Mount Diamond Adventist school in Papua New Guinea recently held the nation's first online exam. It's ironic—a place that can be hard to get to physically when it rains, may have better internet access than many locations in Australia.