News Updates

Mauro Báez
April 18, 2016
On April 16, 2016, Ecuador suffered a massive 7.8 earthquake. As of the latest news received by the General Conference, none of our church members have perished or been seriously injured.

A huge 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador on Saturday evening, April 16, when most of our church members were at church closing the Sabbath. Miraculously, none of the church structures were affected, but several felt the impact. Members exited the churches shaken but safe. Unfortunately, some members' homes did not endure the quake and many relatives of church members were even more seriously affetcted. 


John Bosco
April 18, 2016
Photos and updates from the work in Northern Africa

Brother John Bosco, the Regional Secretary for the Northern Africa Region, has been traveling in Africa the past couple of months, visiting brethren from various countries in Northern Africa. Below are a few photos from three of his most recent trips.


Photos 1 and 2: The work in North Kivu, DR-Congo is growing rapidly. However, the region has been devasted by a recent civil war, and the people are in dire need of help. ​In the photos, the brethren stand behind a banner thanking brethren who have sent them assistance.


App Store Description
April 17, 2016
On April 12, 2016, the SDARM Mobile App was launched. Get to know more about the app, and download it today. Android versions also available.


On April 12, 2016, the SDARM Mobile App for iPhone and iPad was launched. The SDARM Mobile app contains the adult Sabbath School Bible Lessons in a variety of languages including, but not limited to, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian. The app also features a daily devotional (available only in English at this time), and hymnals in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Romanian. The app also supports public domain Bibles in several languages.

Ophelia Gherman, M.D.
April 17, 2016
Let's learn more about the amazing way our Creator designed our adrenal glands

Although located in the center of the body, right above the kidneys, the adrenal glands orchestrate numerous activities through the stress hormones they release, which in turn affect areas of our body like the brain, heart, respiratory system, liver, and intestines.


Ophelia Gherman, M.D.
April 14, 2016
Did you know that your adrenal glands have a vital role in your well-being? We don’t always hear about them, but they are very important for our daily physical and mental health. That is why over the next couple of weeks we will be addressing the health of the adrenal glands.


The adrenal glands are grape-sized glands that sit above our kidneys and are essential to life and vitality. They release specific hormones in times of stress that cause us to be aware, awake, and aroused. They also have an important part in the functioning of our metabolism.


Our body has four major stress hormones: Cortisol, DHEA, Adrenaline (Epinephrine) and Norepinephrine.


Cortisol is involved in the function of carbohydrate metabolism as well as in stress regulation.