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Seventh-day Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson released the following statement regarding the passing of statesman Nelson Mandela:
“The global Seventh-day Adventist Church joins the people of South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela. His life of forgiveness and reconciliation served as a light in a world that too often lives in the shadow of reprisal, anger and malice.
“May all reflect on his important efforts to bring people together in peace. What a joy that we can also be part of that process as we are reconciled to God and each other by the grace of Jesus Christ, the Prince of peace. We offer our sympathy and condolences to the Mandela family and the citizens of South Africa.”
The 2014 Conference Calendar will be mailed to every IA-MO member home around the middle of December. The 2014 Sunset/Offering Calendar is in the printed calendar and is also online via the link on the right.
North American Division Television Christmas Special
The 2013 Christmas Special, "Miracle at Gate 213," will be a great outreach opportunity. It is a heartwarming holiday story about travelers stranded at the airport on Christmas Eve. The personal journey of each will unfold throughout the story of miracles happening for them at Gate 213. Adventist PSAs will be airing in commercial spots.
Please contact your local NBC station for dates and times and let the programming department know how much you would like for them to air “Miracle at Gate 213” during the Christmas holidays. This full-hour program is FREE to NBC stations nationwide this year. Tell them to "check the APT pre-feed." Adventist Media Services will continue to get the word out to the networks, but by having people calling and/or emailing local stations about wanting to see Miracle at Gate 213, the stations can decide to move it to a better time slot and/or decide to air it a second or third time. It also helps for next year's time slots. Your calls will make a difference! Watch the 30-second promo on the "Miracle at Gate 213" Facebook page or on YouTube.
Midwest Tornado Relief
Pray for the thousands of individuals who have been affected by and will be responding to this tragedy and consider giving a financial donation through ACS to support disaster response efforts.
To donate: Visit www.communityservices.org
Make checks payable to ACS and mail to:
12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Or place your donation in a tithe envelope marked “ACS Disaster Response”
Download the bulletin insert:
English color and English b/w
Spanish color and Spanish b/w
PHILIPPINES Update: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is listed on CNN's website as one of several relief organizations who are providing emergency assistance to families and individuals whose lives have been devastated by #TyphoonHaiyan also locally known as #Yolanda.