29 May 2021
ANN brings you the latest events from the Adventist community:
Heroes 2 has a new world champion from the Philippines—Ian Segui, 14 years old. Segui beat more than 300 competitors, including his father, who tried to qualify for the championship. The Heroes 2 World Championship was held in conjunction with the Global Virtual Campmeeting from May 19 through May 22. The players went through different rounds, including a semi-final round, before 16 players from other parts of the world came together to compete in the Heroes World Championship on May 23.
In North America, a special symposium called “ Is the COVID Vaccine Trustworthy? A Biblical Conversation About Science” was held on May 15 and sponsored by the North American Division. The symposium was hosted by Breath of Life director Carlton Byrd and speaker and director for Faith for Today, Roy Ice. The special symposium included healthcare professionals, communication experts, and church theologians discussing the interconnectedness of the Bible and science. It aired on Hope Channel, the NAD Facebook page, and the NAD YouTube channel.
In Papua New Guinea, small groups have flourished in a year when most of the world came to a halt due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Eastern Highlands Simbu Mission experienced tremendous growth in new members, with more than 5,100 small groups starting in 2019 - 2020. Nearly 100,000 people were involved in these groups, and there were more than 13,000 baptisms in 2020.
AdventHealth Orlando organized a moving tribute to organ donors with spinning pinwheels across its campus lawn as a way to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation. There are 217 pinwheels displayed at the AdventHealth Orlando lawn, representing 217 organ donors in East Central Florida last year.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Canada works to help refugees in Myanmar with sanitation supplies and education during COVID-19. Refugees from Myanmar have been living in camps along the Thailand border for over 30 years.
Adventist Mission shares a story about a tour guide from Siem Reap, Cambodia, who has a unique story of his Christian faith journey. It is another testimony that proves that we can share God’s love through almost any job, hobby, or talent that God has entrusted to everyone.
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