Sharon Pittman, PhD – Malawi: “The Hardest, Yet Most Rewarding Job I’ve Ever Done!”

While some may opt for beach time with the grandkids, my retirement is anything but sand and sun!  Each day I leave for my Malawi Adventist University office as the Vice-Chancellor (President), to trek either the dusty (dry season) or the muddy path (rainy season) from my home to begin a new day.  The harmonious…

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…

8-28-14 Adventist schools in Pacific Islands outfitted with emergency communication equipment

Re-posted from: Seventh-day Adventist Church North American Division News NAD Office of Volunteers staff Silver Spring, Maryland, United States   Nine Pacific Islands in the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Guam-Micronesian Mission are each now outfitted with backup emergency communication equipment in the event that normal forms of communication are unavailable, such as cell phones and landlines. Leaders…