Adventist Health and World Vision Donate Bicycles to Students in North Mexico; and other world news

19 Feb 2022

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Adventist Health and World Vision International recently donated dozens of bicycles to help middle school and high school students in North Mexico. The project called “Bicycles That Change Lives” aims to reduce school dropout rates and encourage physical activity. Adventist Health facilitated the delivery of more than 110 bicycles in coordinated efforts with leaders of Montemorelos University, an Adventist university in Mexico and municipal leaders of General Terán, Allende and Montemorelos districts in the Nuevo Leon State in December 2021. An additional 250 bicycles will be delivered this month with five more deliveries planned throughout the year.

An Australian-produced children’s show that has brought the story of Jesus into the homes of thousands of families around the world is celebrating its 100th episode. The King’s Kids will celebrate the milestone with a special premiere of the 100th episode next Friday evening February 18. Notching 100 episodes is a significant achievement for The King’s Kids, which is a collaboration between Adventist Media, Abide Family Ministries, and the South Pacific Division. The program was launched in 2020 to assist and minister to families during the first extended COVID-19 lockdown. Since then, it has become an international hit, broadcast in more than 70 countries worldwide, filling a gap in quality Christian TV content for children.

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta and Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 - 2022 “Best Hospitals for Maternity” list. The report highlighted their national ranking with low rates of newborn complications, early deliveries, and C-section rates.

In the US state of Florida, elementary school teacher Terry Greer had a COVID battle that caught national attention. Coach Greer, as his students call him, came back to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at AdventHealth for their care for him during his time in the hospital.

A Filipino filmmaker Jasper Ivan Iturriaga has a passion for reaching the unreached. He is also a missionary, pastor, landscape photographer, and content creator. He goes around the world capturing great moments and imparting inspiration through the content he shares. Iturriaga went to Brooke’s Point, Palawan, to visit some missionary friends who work for the Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services. It extends medical help to people living in remote communities in the Philippines. After a few days of immersing himself in the culture, Iturriaga realized the great need for education in the community that is to build a jungle school funded entirely by society hit him. Adventist Medical Aviation Servies airlifted the construction materials, fathers worked together at the school site, and everyone played a role in building the school. In three months, the school was established. The jungle school in Palawan, Philippines is now running.

The church continues to extend help and support in places that needed immediate response the most. For more remarkable news and current affairs within the Adventist community, visit: Adventist News Network