Dave Weigley, president of the Columbia Union Conference, presents a check to Dr. Seth Laryea with Samuel Larmie, Ghana Union Conference president; Seth Bardu, treasurer of Columbia Union; Frank Perez, president and chief executive officer for Kettering Adventist Healthcare.

A transatlantic partnership between several Seventh-day Adventist institutions in the United States has made possible a new academic building on the campus of Adventist-owned Valley View University (VVU) in Ghana. The university celebrated the completion of health-themed Columbia Union Hall, named for the region of the church where the funding came from, with an inaugural ceremony…

Geoffrey Mbwana, president of the Adventist Church for the East Central Africa region.

It’s booming—the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Africa, that is. Church leaders on that continent are thrilled with the growth, but it also brings a concern—and a challenge—as to where all the members will meet for their Sabbath worship services. The challenge of financing the construction of church buildings to keep up with rapid membership growth…

Pastors uniting in the water after baptizing 2,309 people in the Indian Ocean in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Saturday, February 7.

Thousands of people have joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church across East Africa, including 2,309 in a mass baptism in the Indian Ocean following three weeks of evangelistic meetings. The baptisms, held on Saturday, February 7, capped the evangelistic meetings at scores of sites, including about 100 in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam. To celebrate, 40,000…

Cooper Adventist Hospital is located in Monrovia, Liberia. More Adventist Church organization's are partnering to send needed supplies to administrators and staff as the region grapples with a massive Ebola outbreak. [file photo by Becky Carlton Dice]

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is partnering with other Adventist organizations to provide needed medical supplies in West Africa as the region grapples with an ongoing Ebola outbreak. In a release today, ADRA announced it is partnering with GlobalMedic to airlift $50,000 worth of supplies to Waterloo Adventist Hospital located in Freetown, Sierra Leone….

School in Nigeria

A new Seventh-day Adventist School of Medicine in Nigeria is the denomination’s first in Africa. The Benjamin S. Carson Sr. School of Medicine and Babcock University Teaching Hospital was inaugurated this month during commencement services at church-run Babcock University in Lagos, Nigeria. Adventist Education and Health Ministries officials say the new school signals a growing…

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