Month: November 2012

Adventist President Calls for December 1 “Day of Prayer, Fasting” to Support Falsely Accused Members

Seventh-day Adventist world church President Ted N. C. Wilson today called for an International Day of Prayer and Fasting on December 1 to rally support for the release of two Adventists currently imprisoned in the West African country of Togo. Wilson and top church executives who voted the emphasis day at a November 20 morning business meeting […]

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New President for South-Western Angola Union Mission

Pastor Manuel Filipe Pacheco was elected and introduced to the Executive Committee of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) as the new President of South-Western Angola Union.  In his remarks to the committee, Pastor Pacheco said: “If I had a choice, I know that there are others who are more experienced than myself.  I plead […]

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Seventh-day Adventists stand against child abuse

Leaders of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division have reaffirmed their position against child abuse.   We need to be constantly sensitized to the plight of children who are victims and potential victims.  Pastor Busi Khumalo, SID Youth Ministries Director added to the discussion.  He said: “we need to implement stringent screening processes before appointing employees or […]

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Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division Affirms Biblical Understanding of Marriage

As the SID Executive Committee resumed their year-end meetings, one of the first items discussed was the response of the SDA church to same-sex unions and the reaffirmation of Christian marriage.   Dr Pardon Mwansa, General Vice President of the General Conference presented the recently voted statements on the Seventh-day Adventist Response to same-sex unions/marriages – […]

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SID EXCOM Adopts Statement on Church Polity

In a recent action of the SID Executive committee, members of the SID EXCOM adopted and affirmed one important document as adopted by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The document was the Statement on church polity, procedures, and the resolution of disagreements in the light of recent Union actions on Ministerial Ordination. After careful reading of […]

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Hope For Luanda

The Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division has chosen the city of Luanda in Angola to be the focus of an integrated evangelism initiative in 2013.   While members of the SID EXCOM watched a DVD Presentation of motivation for the initiative, excitement filled the auditorium as support, for the initiative was unanimous. Dr Pardon Mwansa speaking […]

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2012 year-end Meetings focus on Mission of the Church

Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division (SID) of the General Conference met in Pretoria for their 2012 year-end Executive Committee meetings.  In his opening message Dr Paul Ratsara, (SID President) said:  “… it is a blessing and privilege to serve the Lord as members of the Southern Africa […]

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Revived By His Word

Seventh-day Adventists have been taking the lead in a daily Bible reading plan (Revived by His Word) under the initiative Revival and Reformation since April 17, 2012.  By reading one chapter each day, and two chapters during the General Conference Session in San Antonio Texas, the Bible Study Plan will conclude by the end of the session […]

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