Where in the world is this?
Look for the answer bellow.
This magazine reveals how our church and its residents are moving forward and upward.
—C. T. Do Khaw Tuan, Tedim Myo, Chin State, Myanmar
I was much encouraged by Ted N. C. Wilson’s article “The Battle” (August 2014), in which he sets out so clearly the answer to the often asked question: “Should Adventists serve in the military?”
I was 23 years old, and married, when the Japanese threatened Australia and military service was made compulsory. At the local barracks I expressed my desire for noncombatancy, and I was granted an appointment to “give reason” with the court magistrate. When asked if I’d use gunfire to protect my family if 100 enemy soldiers were bearing down on us, I answered that I couldn’t say exactly how I’d act under such a threat, and then I shared 1 Corinthians 10:12, 13 with him. My petition was granted.
Wilson has written well—I hope his message is widely received! And thank you for your diligent ministry. May the Captain of our salvation [army] guide your staff and associates at all times!
W. F. Taylor
Kings Langley, New South Wales, Australia
Breast Cancer in Men
The health column article “Breast Cancer, Diagnosis” in the June 2014 Adventist World was very well done and informative.; However, as in other publications with regard to this subject, no mention is made of the fact that men can also get breast cancer. Admittedly the numbers are small in comparison, but it should still be made known. In New Zealand it includes 1 to 2 percent of all breast cancers, and men can die from it.
I had breast cancer in 2012, and because it was diagnosed early I have recovered well from the mastectomy and follow-up radiation treatment.
It may be worthwhile for authors Peter N. Landless and Allan R.. Handysides to make mention of this in the next article on this subject.
Paeroa, New Zealand
The Human Voice
The August 2014 Adventist World is popping with incredible gems. But lest I send a thesis, I find in Wilhelmina Dunbar’s “The Human Voice” such a beautiful treatment of our “precious gift” of speech. Who would think of the contribution of sinuses, for example, and all the other things that permit us to turn thoughts into communication? Dunbar has given us such nice reminders of our privilege to develop this talent. Some of our “wound-up” speakers could benefit from this and the pointed statements from Ellen White on the use, development, and preservation of the voice by our public speakers. All of us who wish to be heard, take note.
Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
I’m thankful that I’ve received Adventist World regularly. When I get it, I always start by reading Bill Knott’s editorial. Then I read page by page. My favorite items are Angel Manuel Rodr?guez’ column, Bible Questions Answered, and the World Report news. I hope these items are useful for our mission worldwide.
I also recently enjoyed Dr. Peter N. Landless’ feature “A New Reformation in Geneva” (July 2014). He wrote, “Every church can become a community health center, and each church member can be a health promoter.” This magazine reveals how our church and its residents are moving forward and upward. May God bless you.
C. T. Do Khaw Tuan
Tedim Myo, Chin State, Myanmar
Route to Roots
Gerald A. Klingbeil’s article “Route to Roots” (March 2014) is interesting and resourceful—in a “nutshell” kind of way. This story causes me to realize that the Great Disappointment day of October 22, 1844, was an eye-opener event for the second coming of Christ.
The Promise of Delight
Afia Donkor’s article “The Promise of Delight” (March 2014) has enabled me to understand the meaning of calling the Sabbath a delight. The question “Does one particular day really matter?” and answer Donkor supplies gives me a great insight into the Sabbath. My thanks to her and Adventist World.
Rex O’Neal Nabahel
Where In The World Is This?
ANSWER: In Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, a toddler girl navigates her way through the Heart Education Obstacle Course, during the community Fun & Fit Health Fair on the General Conference grounds.