PIONEER: Early Adventist pioneer Albin Mocnik baptizes a new believer. Mocnik and others introduced central Europeans to Adventism in the early twentieth century.undreds of Seventh-day Adventists in Slovenia gathered in their country’s second largest city, Maribor, last autumn to mark 100 years of Adventism in the central European country.
EXHIBIT CELEBRATES 100 YEARS: Slovenians file through an exhibition presenting the Adventist Church’s beliefs and history at the City Museum of Ljubljana. The display, which began in January 2008, kicked off a year commemorating the church’s presence in the central European country.Bertil Wiklander, president of the church’s Trans-European region, also spoke at the event, cautioning those gathered not to let busyness obliterate time for God. A “time-consuming lifestyle” can lead Adventists to “neglect our spiritual growth and our mission,” he said.