HE SAID GO Missions Conference – Nov. 18-20, 2016

The following was originally published in NAD NewsPoints by NAD Communications. The North American Division (NAD) is sponsoring its first He Said Go Missions Conference on November 18-20, 2016. Several Adventist universities have held missions conferences in the past but, according to Elden Ramirez, Office of Volunteer Ministries director, this is the first NAD sponsored and organized conference focusing…

Adventist Volunteer Service Coordinators Collaborate in Silver Spring, MD

March 30, 2016 I  Silver Spring, MD I NAD-OVM Staff Coordinators and colleagues from Adventist Volunteer Service gathered at the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference in Silver Spring, Maryland for Advisory meetings on March 7-9, 2016. Coordinators came from various divisions around the world, including North American Division, South American Division, Inter-American Division, East-Central Africa Division, West-Central Africa…

Life After Typhoon Soudelor – Missionary Reports from Saipan

There are currently six long-term volunteer missionaries processed through the North American Division Office of Volunteer Ministries on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, near Guam. Three of those volunteer missionaries were on the island when Super Typhoon Soudelor (the largest storm this year so far) hit Saipan on August 2. Melanie Stroud shares about her experience…

Urgent Need for Teachers!

Summer is here, and students around the world are celebrating a few months break. But several mission schools and their students are already praying for volunteer teachers for next school year. Maybe they’re praying for you, maybe for someone else, but please pray with them for their schools below… Nile Union Academy, Egypt – 9…

Who Started Student Missions?

Ever wondered who started student missions? It all began when Pastor William (Bill) Loveless, in partnership with Washington Adventist University, sent one student missionary to Mexico for three months in 1959. Pastor Loveless passed away recently at age 86. Find out more starting at minute 9:34 of the September 26, 2014 episode from Adventist News Network (ANN).…

Student Missionaries Choose to Serve

A large population of our long-term volunteer missionaries are from Adventist colleges and universities around North America.  During missions weeks on Adventist university campuses, a common reaction from students is, “You mean, take a whole year off?!  Why would I want to do that?”  It’s hard for many college students to imagine setting aside plans and…