This is an official e-publication of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.January 20, 2021Students and faculty in the WallaWalla University School ofTo deeply engage our students inthe three angels’ messages, theNursing received the first of twoNAD Office of Education is excitedPfizer COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday,to offer a new, distinctly AdventistJan. 13, 2021. The vaccination clinic wasresource for our grade K-12 schools.held at Providence St. Mary MedicalSandy Doran, Ph.D., has authored ThreeCenter in Walla Walla and includedAngels for Kids (K-8) and Three Angels fornursing students and faculty from WallaToday (9-12), a two- to four-weekWalla Community College. MOREcurriculum available for Adventistschools. MOREClaudio and Pamela Consuegra,NAD Family Ministries directors,took full advantage of the COVID-19pandemic quarantine from home, not onlyRandy Haffner has been namedpresident/CEO for AdventHealth’sCentral Florida Division, effective

by having hundreds of virtual speakingFeb. 1. In his new role, Haffner willappointments via Zoom, but also byoversee the strategic direction,researching and authoring six newdevelopment and expansion of the entireresources. Three of these resources havedivision, which includes 18 campusesbeen released by AdventSource. MOREacross seven counties. MOREADVENTISTS IN THE NEWSFortuna Community Garden to Have a New Home (Calif.)Adventist Health Bakersfield Asks for Colorful "Thank You" Messages for its HealthcareHeroes (Calif.)New Year, New Challenges: Food Bank of Nevada County Scales Back Food Distributionsto Twice a Month (Calif.)OPINION: Refugee's Wildest Dreams Come True. College, Then Dental School (Ga.)Faith Comes First: Cox Mill's Raven Gray Keeps Sabbath While Recruiting, PlayoffParticipation Affected (N.C.)Students at Myrtle Beach Seventh-day Adventist Church March for MLK Jr. "To Make theWorld a Better Place" (S.C)Templeton Hills Community Farm Is a Place To Gather, Learn, Nourish the Land, and BeNourished by Its Bounty (Calif.)Ground Breaking: Keene Independent School District to Begin Football 2021 (Tex.)ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCESA new episode of the podcast NADNewsPoints ON THE AIR is now available! Inthis week's episode host Mylon Medley interviewsSteven Smith, senior vice president/chief scientificofficer of AdventHealth. The doctor walks listenersthrough vaccine development 101 and the efficacy of theCOVID-19 vaccines — and he addresses whether thesevaccines should be trusted. NAD NewsPoints ON THEAIR is available on popular podcast platforms, includingApple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google. We're alsoon Facebook.Religious Liberty Emphasis Sabbath is Jan.23, 2021. In this moment of national crisis we mustuphold religious freedom like never before. For thoseworshipping in person, our print resources are availablefor DOWNLOAD. For those worshipping virtually, we’veproduced an entire religious freedom-themed virtualchurch service for your convenience. WATCH ONLINE.

Also, REGISTER for our Jan. 23, LIVE “Religious Libertyand Current Events” panel from 5-6 p.m. EST. LEARNMORE about Religious Liberty Emphasis Sabbath.Learn health coaching skills with an onlinecourse from NAD Health Ministries on Jan. 24and 31. By using key concepts of health coaching, youcan help individuals make a plan for their own health,supporting and mentoring them along the way. In thistwo-session course, you will learn the value of healthcoaching, its uses and applications, and key techniquesfor effective coaching. CEs available for nurses andhealth coaches. LEARN MORE and REGISTER.Part 2 of NAD Adult Ministries' FREE six-partwebinar series, "Digital Discipleship andEvangelism," featuring Digital Strategist Jamie Domm,will stream on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. EST on YouTube andFacebook. This presentation, "The Role of Creatives,"will discuss content as mission, following Jesus'example, and the basics of content creation andstrategy. LEARN MOREJump-start your faith in the new year with theIt Is Written online series No Limits: A Life ofPower. Starting Jan. 24, Pastor John Bradshaw willshare practical Bible messages to help you experience arevival in your heart, home, and church. Register andwatch at Download sharing resourcesat 101 has just released The ExodusJourney book by Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, publishedby Pacific Press. The Exodus Journey is about choosingtrust over anxiety, and dives into Israel’s journey to thePromised Land, inviting readers to consider their owndaily walk towards the heavenly Canaan, trusting God tobe the Redeemer, Provider, and Guide. To get yourFREE copy, download the Jesus 101 mobile app, clickon “Book Offers”, and enter code “NAD-EJ”. Or to request your book today! (Free inthe U.S. and Canada, one per household.) Code validthrough Jan 31.YOU MATTER TO GOD! Share encouragementwith free ecards and Bible promise sharing cardsfrom LifeTalk Radio. It’s a fast and easy way to shareGod’s Word and show someone you care. It only takes aminute to choose from the beautiful designsat, or order printed cards. Great forbirthdays, anniversaries, thank you's, and get-well

wishes, too. Another gift from LifeTalk Radio to brightenyour day and help you to share God’s love.EVENTS CALENDARJanuaryJanuary Focus:FriendshipEvangelism17-22 Religious Liberty Week232330Religious Liberty SabbathOffering: Religious Liberty (NAD)Offering: Local Church BudgetCamp MeetingCalendarFebruaryFebruary Focus:Family Life1-28 Black History Month6Christian Parenting Sabbath6Offering: Local Church Budget6-13 Christian Family Week13Offering: Adventist Television Ministries2027Camp MeetingCalendarAdventist MissionEvangelismOffering: Local Church BudgetOffering: Local Conference AdvanceADVENTIST JOURNEYFeature: "Why Don't We Ask?," by G.Alexander Bryant, pp. 04-07NAD Year-End Meeting Report: "GodLeads, God Provides, God Grows," byKimberly Luste Maran and Mylon Medley,pp. 08-10News Briefs: "Virtual Breakout SessionsPrompt Productive Engagement at YearEnd Meeting," by Mylon Medley, p. 11Perspective: "Fulfilling the GreatCommission in the Right Order," by TonyCover: Kleyton Feitosa, cross-culturalmissionary and pastor; WATCH theinterview.Anobile, p. 13This magazine is mailed to Adventists inNorth America; click HERE to view theJanuary issue online.

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