More Than 4,100,000 Ukrainian Refugees Cross Polish-Ukrainian Border; and other world news

31 Jul 2022

ANN this week:

First in the news, More than four million 100 thousand refugees from Ukraine have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border since the beginning of the conflict. Adventist Disaster and Relief Agency (ADRA) helps them with shelter, food, and mental health support.

In Bangkok, Thailand, the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists held its first Communication Advisory Meeting after two years of lockdown. Communication leaders from all thirteen unions, as well as world church leaders from the General Conference and Hope Channel International, convened to discuss opportunities of expanding the Adventist brand to evangelize and share the gospel with people who want to know Jesus.

On Sabbath morning, July 23rd, Daniel R. Jackson, former president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, passed to his rest after several months of battling cancer. Jackson, who served the Adventist Church for 49 years, retired in July of 2020 after serving as the North American Division president for a decade.

Week of Prayer inspires young people in South America to serve through social and spiritual activities. During the month of July, the Adventist Church throughout the territorya holds several Youth Week of Prayer events.

After waiting three years, due to Covid-19 restrictions, young adults in Sweden were finally able to meet in person and spend a weekend at Västeräng Camp. The camp motivated the youth to be followers of Jesus, and not just be fans.