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Missionaries

A message to share

Jesus said: “Go and make followers of all people in the world” (Matthew 28:19). Known as “the Great Commission,” these words motivate Seventh-day Adventists.

In 1874, John Nevins Andrews left for Europe as the first official Adventist missionary. He organized a group of believers in Switzerland and helped start a publishing house.

Today the Seventh-day Adventist Church has a presence in more than 200 countries. Its commitment includes satellite television and shortwave radio blanketing the globe, a huge publishing program, thousands of schools, a large network of hospitals and clinics, and hundreds of missionaries. It also includes a worldwide humanitarian work through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Adventist Community Services (ACS).

Mission work encompasses not only sharing the story of Jesus but relieving suffering. Jesus explained that when He returns He will say to His followers: “I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was alone and away from home, and you invited me into your house. I was without clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. . . . Anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me” (Matthew 25:35-40).

Seventh-day Adventists generously support mission work through their tithes and offerings. As the church’s mission website states: “As long as there is even one person who doesn’t know God’s love, we will still need missionaries.”

Power of a testimony

Power of a testimony

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Australian children write letters to mission story heroes

Australian children write letters to mission story heroes

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Adopted at a funeral

Adopted at a funeral

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Commentary: Golden Angels 14 last mission trip in Taiwan

Commentary: Golden Angels 14 last mission trip in Taiwan

“But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. So, Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of...

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Myanmar villagers opposed Christians. Then student missionaries gave them water

Myanmar villagers opposed Christians. Then student missionaries gave them water

This is the story of how a small act of kindness paved the way for the opening of a Seventh-day Adventist school in a hostile village in Myanmar.  A group of 32 student missionaries arrived on the...

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Vegan Café gets slice of $1.4 million in mission grant money

Vegan Café gets slice of $1.4 million in mission grant money

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