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"I enjoy very much Adventist World, with its reports, commentaries, reflection, and creative ideas."
During the last week of July 2014 we received a mutilated copy of Adventist World. I was able to tape the back page, but the corners of pages 5 through 44 were chewed up as if caught in a machine. We were still able to read it.
Several other times, at least three or four times, over the past couple of years our Adventist Review has arrived damaged, and we thought maybe it happened at our post office, but we now wonder if it happens at the press. None of our other mail has been damaged. Not sure what anyone can do about it; just thought I would pass this information on to you.
We have subscribed to the Review for more than 50 years and are thankful to be receiving it—and Adventist World—as it keeps us in touch with Adventist brothers and sisters around the world.
Texas, United States
We do not know of any issues with our press that would have caused what you describe; however, the weight (thickness) of the paper may have something to do with torn edges, as the magazine is sorted at postal facilities. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but glad you’ve been able to read the content!
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
Thanks; and a Request
As a lifelong Adventist I enjoy very much Adventist World, with its reports, commentaries, reflection, and creative ideas. I also enjoy reading the prayer requests and thanksgiving from fellow believers all around the world. I pray for them.
I am very concerned about my family and ask that you pray that my children may reconcile and that my grandson’s grades will improve. Please also pray that my youngest grandchild will participate in the religion classes in our local Adventist church.
I praise the Lord from the bottom of my heart for this circle of prayer that blesses many people all around the world.
More Information Needed
I am glad to be able to contact you at Adventist World magazine. I met an Adventist volunteer through a prison ministry—she is doing a wonderful service, and I would like to know more about your magazine and the Adventist Church.
The volunteer shared a copy of the magazine with me, and in it I read an article from Kenya, my country. Please send me more information about your organization.
Adventist World is produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and distributed to members free of charge. We are also on the Internet at www.adventistworld.org We are gratified that the magazine is filling this need.
ANSWER: This Adventist church, in the village of Malagaya, Philippines, was rebuilt in the aftermath of Typhoon Hayan. Notice the concrete foundation and altar.
86 Years Ago
On October 16, 1928, Henry M. Porter, and his daughter, Dora Porter Mason, donated US$330,000 toward the construction of what became known as Porter Sanitarium and Hospital in Denver, Colorado, United States. It was, at the time, the largest single donation to a Seventh-day Adventist institution.
Porter, a patient at Glendale Sanitarium earlier that year, had been impressed by the treatment he received, and by the fact that an attendant had refused to accept a tip. Later, after being a patient at Paradise Valley Sanitarium, Porter received a check for 45 cents, an amount he had been overcharged because of a bookkeeping error.
Porter’s donation purchased a 15-hectare (40-acre) plot and paid for the construction of a 75-bed hospital. The hospital, opened in 1930, continued to benefit from the Porter family’s generosity. When Porter’s son, William, died in 1959, part of his estate, valued at US$1 million went to the hospital. The hospital is now known as Porter Adventist Hospital.
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Poem of Faith
Dry. Thirsty for rain.
So is my heart, yearning for faith.
I have been yearning for the rain.
I am dry.
My soul has been crying for a raindrop.
A raindrop of faith.
I do not need much,
Just small, like a mustard seed.
Oh, look—I can see rain coming.
I can smell it.
Little flowers are opening their petals.
Yes, it has rained a little.
I can see the rainbow glowing.
I have faith.
George, South Africa
Prayer W Praise
Please pray for me. I am a graduate from Solusi University with a B.B.A. in marketing. I’ve been looking for a job for eight years.
I was looking for a job, and God gave me one. The problem is that I’m working in another state, and from Sunday to Friday I am alone. Please pray for my wife and me.
Please pray for my friend who has incredibly painful headaches. Pray for healing.
Please pray for my uncle, who was shot accidentally by his friend. Pray for his spiritual and physical healing.
I have been asked to send out a special prayer request for the Mission to the Cities program planned for Iceland. Please pray!
Pray for me as I look for a job—all the jobs I’ve gotten end up requiring me to work on Sabbath. I haven’t been working since 2012.
Paul, South Africa
Please pray for peace and security in our country.