Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seventh-day Adventists in the News│December 2013

Adventist Report bring some of the references to the Seventh-day Adventists in the Anglophone World Media, during December 2013
• updated 12.31.2013│updates in progress

The Ark, a new Adventist vegan cafe in Lewiston, Maine, is located inside a former Pizza Hut building. The Washington PostRNS photo by G. Jeffrey MacDonald│Dec 19

Missing Canadian Adventist missionary confirmed dead, media reports say. Brian Townsend went missing in Belize late on December 24, 2013

A Seventh-day Adventist missionary missing in Belize for a week has been confirmed deceased, media reports indicate. Brian Townsend, a missionary living in the Valley of Peace area of Belize, went missing on December 24th, 2013. A body found in neighboring Guatemala has been identified as Townsend, who was 64, according to a report by CBC Edmonton ... ► Read the entire post in Missing Adventist Missionary Murdered in Belize

 Finding Teleka Patrick. The first month news reports in the investigation of the Teleka Patrick mysterious disappearance. A 30-year-old Adventist young medical resident, who disappeared Dec. 5 after working a shift at Borgess Medical Center, in Kalamazoo, MI ...

This photo shows Teleka Patrick, 30, at the front desk of the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites on Dec. 5, 2013, the night she went missing. MLiveView full size

At Adventist restaurants, meals are good for the body and the planet. "The Ark, operated by the Northern New England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists." Lewinston, Maine. RNS Religion News ServiceThe Washington PostUSA, Dec 19

• Adventist Settles Mega-Fraud Suit. "Adventist Health System/Sunbelt Inc., the parent company of Orlando-based Florida Hospital, has settled a whistleblower suit that alleged seven of its hospitals systematically overbilled federal programs Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare for more than a decade, the Orlando Business Journal reports. The amount of the settlement was not available, but the Orlando Sentinel quoted plaintiffs' attorney Marlan Wilbanks as saying in August that Adventist faced up to $100 million in penalties if the case went to court, given the length of time the fraud continued. The settlement was likely substantially less than that ..." Health News Florida│USA, Dec 20

Ghana SDA Church creates new union. Ghana Web│Ghana, Dec 18

City considers Seventh Day Adventist’s site plan. Edmonds SDA Church & Oklahoma Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church. Edmonds Sun│USA, Dec 16

Ablakwa Commends Adventist Church For Its Educational Prowess.  "Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of tertiary education, has commended the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church for its laudable contribution to education.   He said Adventist education imparted more than knowledge, as it also fostered the total development of a beneficiary’s being, such as his or her spirituality, intellect and relationship with the society.   “It seeks to develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of all human beings, and it nurtures thinkers, promotes loving services, embraces all that is true good and beautiful”, he added." Goverment of Ghana│Ghana, Dec 13

• Insouciance Abroad Partners with Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to Organize Mission Trip. Members of the Minnesota Conference travel to India on a Mission Trip. PRWebUSA, Dec 12

• Adventist Church Saved My Life. "The Member of Parliament (MP) for Salaga South, Alhassan Mumuni, has disclosed to the surprise of members of Parliament that he was still alive because of numerous social intervention projects undertaken by the Seventh Day Adventist Church." AllAfricaGhana, Dec 6

• Some Seventh-day Adventists forge ahead on women clergy. "First, three U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted in 2012 for women to be ordained. Then, the church’s Southeastern California Conference elected its first female president, a historic move for the global church." RNS Religion News Service│USA, Dec 3

• Fire destroys Tamworth's Seventh-Day Adventist Church. ABC│Australia, Dec 1

• U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black to preach at Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist Church. AL.com│USA, Dec 1

• Compilation & research: Taato│Ojo Adventista


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