Where in the World Is This?
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153 Years Ago
On May 3, 1861, the Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association was incorporated in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States, predating the organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by two years.
Although the Seventh-day Adventist publishing work began in 1849, the first press was not acquired until 1852. The first steps toward incorporation took place in 1860. But until 1861 no laws existed in Michigan to implement such a corporation.
The first article of the proposed corporation read: “This Association shall be denominated The Advent Review Publishing Association, the object of which shall be the publication of periodicals, books, and tracts, calculated to convey instruction on Bible truth, especially the fulfillment of prophecy, the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
When the publishing house moved to Washington, D.C., in 1903, the Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association was dissolved, and its stock and assets transferred to the Review and Herald Publishing Association, incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.
More than 60 Adventist publishing houses throughout the world now print books, magazines, and other literature to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Q: What is the world’s most popular invented language?
A: More than 125 years ago, a Pole, L. L. Zamenhof, invented Esperanto, a language he hoped would break down global barriers of communication.Today an estimated 2 million people speak Esperanto, although only a few thousand consider themselves fluent.
Eat Like a Genius
Cognitive diseases affect millions of people each year. Protect your gray matter by eating these foods:
To protect brain cells from free radicals, eat foods rich in antioxidants, such as apples, onions, citrus, and orange and green vegetables.
Beat back inflammation (and dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s) with blackberries, apricots, and strawberries. Increased blood flow helps with learning, memory, and reaction time. Fuel up with grape juice, avocados, nuts, olive oil.
Make more neurons with dark-blue or purple fruit, such as blackberries, blueberries, cherries, and plums.
Did you know that ADRA
- served more than 12.5 million people in 2012?
- was active in more than 100 countries around the globe in the same period?
- had 4,603 employees worldwide?
- included 5,917 volunteers in their programs?
- invested a total of US$72,274,368 in programs designed to elevate those who are suffering and need empowerment?
- partnered with 229 international NGOs and government agencies, ranging from Aktion Deutschland Hilft, via the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, to the World Health Organization (WHO)?
* Numbers are based on the latest annual report of ADRA, covering the calendar year 2012.
Adventists in Mauritius stand in front of a building they used as a place of worship for five years. The other photo shows the building they now use for Sabbath services. Richard (left), a Global Mission pioneer, provides spiritual leadership for the group.