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Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center

By Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, and Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani

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Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho

Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani

First Published: June 10, 2021

The Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center is an institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church overseen by Ellen G. White Estate Incorporated, which is headquartered in the city of Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.1

It is located in the territory of Central Brazil Union Conference (União Central Basileira) and operates in facilities at Brazil Adventist University, the Engenheiro Coelho campus (Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo – Engenheiro Coelho campus or Unasp-EC), located on Estrada Municipal Pastor Walter Boger, km 3.5, Zip Code 13448-900, at the Lagoa Bonita neighborhood in the city of Engenheiro Coelho, state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Background

The White Estate emerged due to Ellen G. White’s desire as expressed in her last will and testament. She entrusted her published and unpublished writings to the care of a committee, the Ellen G. White Board of Trustees, which was made responsible for protecting them, promoting the publication of materials, and preparing new compilations of her writings in all major languages. This custody committee works in collaboration with the General Conference Executive Board, serving as the posthumous representative of the author in all matters related to her published or unpublished writings, whether or not under the domain of copyright laws.2

The White Estate maintains four branches, two of which are in the United States: one at Andrews University in the city of Berrien Springs, Michigan, and another at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. The other two are established at Africa Adventist University in Nairobi, Kenya, and at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in Cavite, Philippines. However, as of 1974, the White Estate also established credential research centers on the campuses of 19 Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities around the world.3

Founding

The Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center’s history begins September 20, 1979,4 when it was inaugurated as the Ellen G. White Study Center in the Theology College building of Brazil Adventist University (Instituto Adventista de Ensino – IAE, now Unasp-SP), in São Paulo city.5 Pastor Paul Gordon, Spirit of Prophecy director of the General Conference, and Pastor João Wolff, president of the South Brazil Union, among other representatives of the General Conference, South American Division, and Brazil Unions attended the inauguration ceremony.6

The original idea came from Pastor Joel Sarli, Brazil Adventist University Theology Seminary’s director. However, the General Conference had determined not to establish more than one Ellen G. White Research Center for each division. In a letter from Pastor Elbio Pereyra, the White Estate’s associate secretary, Sarli was informed the financial aid for this means had already been delegated to River Plate Adventist University’s White Research Center in Argentina, which was inaugurated on September 9 of the same year.7

Enoch de Oliveira, then serving as president of the South American Division, became interested in supporting that initiative and took the idea personally to Pastor Dwight Arthur Delafield, then White Estate associate director, who donated the first materials to compose the study center. They consisted of two microfiche collections (one about the Millerite movement and the other about denominational periodicals), one microfiche reading device and other materials. However, the authorization process as a research center would happen seven years later.

The study center’s first director was Margarida Sarli, with Rosângela Lira as assistant. The initial work consisted of public service, receiving students and church members, the translation of books and documents by Ellen White, exhibitions of materials on the Millerite movement, and denominational periodicals.8 In addition, correspondence Bible studies were developed and delivered.9 Among the materials translated in that period are the booklets 101 Respostas a Perguntas do Dr. Ford [101 Answers to Dr. Ford’s Questions] and the series O Espírito de Profecia e a Igreja [The Spirit of Prophecy and the Church], produced by the White Estate, as well as the books Adultério, Divórcio e Casamento [Ellen G. White Counsels Relating to Adultery, Divorce and Remarriage] by Ellen G. White, and Ômega [Omega], by Lewis R. Walton.

Amid so many activities, there was a common understanding that the Ellen G. White Study Center should be officially recognized as a research center certified by the White Estate, operating in the Spirit of Prophecy area among Portuguese speakers. Pastor Mário Veloso, then leader of the South American Division Spirit of Prophecy department, urged that a White Center be established in Brazil to serve Portuguese-speakers. In 1984 the South American Division sent an official request to the White Estate asking for accreditation of the research center.10 While the process was taking place, on October 16, 1986, by the Division vote no. 86-535, the creation of the National Center of Adventist History (Centro Nacional da Memória Adventista) was made official, in connection with the Ellen G. White Study Center. The initiative was intended to reconstruct Adventist history in Brazil and to administer the custody of historical objects, photographs, and publications associated with Adventist history in the country.11

History (1980s)

In 1987, after a period of negotiations and analysis, the Brazil White Research Center achieved the desired accreditation with the White Estate and became the Church’s 10th research center in the world, and the second in South America. For this reason, it was called Ellen G. White Research Center. It started operating on December 6, 1987, with Pastor Alberto R. Timm as its first director (post-accreditation).

The following people attended the inauguration: Élbio Pereyra and Tim Poirier, White Estate secretaries; Kenneth J. Mittleider, General Conference vice president; João Wolff and Mario Veloso, South American Division president and secretary, respectively; Roberto C. Azevedo, Unasp-SP general director;12 Rodolpho Gorski, South Brazil Union president; Darci Borba, Central Brazil Union president; Ítalo Manzolli, São Paulo Conference president;13 and João Bork, retired pastor from the Central Brazil Union; and others.14 The White Estate donated three original manuscripts by Ellen White, along with 50,000 pages in copies of letters and typewritten manuscripts and a question and answer file, among other documents.15

At that time, under the coordination of Pastor Alberto Timm, a series of initiatives were planned for the development of the National Center of Adventist History. One of them involved supporting theology and history students in researching and preparing monographs to preserve the history of Adventist churches, institutions, and pioneers. Forms were also mailed to many churches and groups in Brazil to gather information about Adventist history.16

In August 1989, Alberto Timm went to Andrews University to pursue a Ph.D. in Theology. Sônia Maria Mastrocola, who worked as the office secretary, took over the Brazil White Center as interim director (1989-1996). During her term, projects gathering the Brazilian Adventist historical collection continued. The Center contacted pastors, family members, and institutions such as churches, schools, health clinics, and conferences. Through this work, important historical dates were recovered, as well as photos, documents, and artifacts, some of which were exhibited in a small display window of the center.

The Center developed a Portuguese version of the White Estate’s “Questions and Answers” book, which responded to questions sent by pastors, church members, or even non-Adventists about Ellen White.17 In this period, the Center released three books: Origem e Desenvolvimento da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo [Origin and Development of the Adventist Church in Espírito Santo], by Mizael Lüdtke; John Boehm: educador pioneiro [John Boehm: a pioneer educator], by Pastor João Rabello; and Memorial do Instituto Adventista Cruzeiro do Sul [Cruzeiro do Sul Adventist Academy Memorial], by André Pasini. All of them were printed by Brazil Adventist University’s printing office.18

History (1990s)

In January 1992,19 the Theological Seminary and Brazil White Center transferred to the new Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo campus (present Unasp-EC).20 Its office was established at the Communication Center building, where a vault was established to preserve three original Ellen White manuscripts and other rare materials. The new space permitted the enlargement of the White Center’s museum, which received as donations many significant objects for Adventist history in Brazil, and archeological objects from Dr. Milton Afonso, an Adventist entrepreneur. The White Center was also upgraded with the purchase of its first computer.21

As an initiative for wider divulgation of Spirit of Prophecy related themes, Brazil Adventist University added Spirit of Prophecy Week to its annual school calendar, when sermons and role-plays about the Adventist Church history and its pioneers were presented. This increased the White Center’s visibility among students and church members, resulting in a greater number of visits.22 In commemoration of the Great Disappointment’s sesquicentenary, in 1994, students and visitors were able to walk a trail, among tents, wagons and horses, in which they met characters dressed like the Adventist pioneers.

Still under Sônia Mastrocola’s leadership, many materials were translated into the Portuguese language, such as the books Liderança Cristã [Christian Leadership] and Conselhos Sobre a Música [Music: Its Role, Qualities, and Influence] by Ellen White; 101 Questões Sobre o Santuário e Sobre E. G. White [101 Questions on the Sanctuary and on Ellen G. White], by Robert W. Olson, and leaflets written by the White Estate. A compilation of Ellen White’s writings was also made, entitled Justificação pela Fé [Justification by Faith]. In 1992 Mastrocola authored the book A nova era e os últimos eventos da história do mundo [The New Age and the World History’s Last Events]. These materials were printed by the college’s printing office.23

At the end of 1996, Alberto Timm returned to Brazil to again lead the Brazil White Center, having Débora Siqueira as secretary.24 Under his renewed leadership the Center published numerous articles related to Church history in Brazil and the prophetic role of Ellen White.25 The Center held three symposiums on Adventist history in Brazil, which resulted in the publishing of the following books: Instituto Adventista de Ensino Campus 2: 15 anos de história [Brazil Adventist University’s 2nd Campus: 15 Years of History] (November 22-23, 1998), A Colportagem Adventista no Brasil: uma breve história [Adventist Canvassing in Brazil: a Brief History] (October 17-23, 1999) and A Educação Adventista no Brasil: uma história de aventuras e milagres [Adventist Education in Brazil: a History of Adventures and Miracles] (September 10-16, 2000), in partnership with the school’s printing office (present Unaspress). Other symposiums happened studied such issues such as the Brazilian Adventist Health System, Brazilian Adventist Communication System, The South American Adventist Administrative System, and The Development of the Adventist Music in the SDA Church in Brazil.26

In addition, the book A Mensageira do Senhor [Messenger of the Lord] was published in partnership with the Brazilian Adventist Publishing House. The book A Igreja Adventista de Campos dos Quevedos 1905-2005 [The Campos dos Quevedos Adventist Church 1905-2005], by Alberto Timm, was also published by Unaspress.27

History (2000s)

In the early 1990s, at the initiative of Pastor Roberto Azevedo, director of the South American Division Department of Education, a project began to establish a “White Minicenter” in each Adventist school in South America. The project was made official in November 2000 during the Annual Council of the South American Division, held in the city of Foz do Iguaçu in the state of Paraná. That same year, the Brazil White Research Center established the Ellen G. White Minicenter Network, responsible for the accreditation and monitoring of these small centers established in institutions and churches throughout Brazil. In December 2000, the Revista Adventista [the Portuguese-language Adventist Review] published the guidelines for the project to make it better known and to encourage its implementation.28

In 2003, with the departure of Débora Siqueira, Rita de Cássia Timóteo Soares became the department’s secretary. In the same year, the first White Center’s website was created.29 In 2004 the National Adventist History Center’s Encyclopedia was organized online, with hundreds of articles on Adventist pioneers, churches, schools, and institutions made available to the public and researchers in general.30

In late 2006, Dr. Timm was called to serve at the South American Division. In July 2007, Pastor Renato Stencel was called as the new director of the Brazil White Center and he stands in this position until today.31 In the first years of his administration, the research center’s website migrated to a new platform, with updated tools to meet the Adventist Church’s needs. The new platform featured a database of questions and answers on the Spirit of Prophecy, Bible, and related themes was inserted. The Center translated and adapted the magazine Ellen White Visionary for Kids, published by the White Estate, into a Portuguese version (Visionário Teen), targeted to reach teens and youth. The Center digitized archival materials for preservation and greater accessibility to researchers.32

The Research Center’s website is one of the largest online databases of Ellen White material. It stands out because it offers materials in Portuguese. According to analysis carried out from December 2018 to February 2019, the site hosted an average 200,000 visitors each month. Sixty percent of visits are made on mobile devices. Outside Brazil, the highest number of users are from the United States, Angola, the Philippines, and India. More than 70 percent of users search for Ellen White writings in e-books.33

In late 2007, Milenna Vieira da Silva became the office’s secretary.34 In June 2008, the Brazil White Center organized a symposium in partnership with the Adventist Theological Seminary, titled “The Righteousness by Faith Message in the SDA Church: Minneapolis, 120 years Later”. The event was planned to study the major facts, messages and the most significant outcomes concerning to the Adventist Church’s history.35

With the constant development of the research center and the help of the Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo administration, in 2008 and 2009 its physical structure was remodeled and modernized. It was reinaugurated November 14, 2009. Representatives of the White Estate and some church leaders were present in that occasion, such as William Fagal, White Estate vice-director from the General Conference; Alberto Timm, dean of the Theological Seminary and Spirit of Prophecy leader for the South American Division; Mario Riveros, Peruvian Ellen G. White Research Center director; Márcio Dias Guarda, Brazilian Adventist Publishing House editor for books by Ellen White; Moysés Nigri, retired pastor from the General Conference, and others.36

In 2009, Cristiane Sartorti was called to be the office’s secretary. That same year, the Brazil White Center launched the Adventist Memory Radio online, which operated 24 hours a day in a looping system. The audience could access old messages from Voice of Prophecy pastors such as Roberto Rabello, Neumoel Stina, and Assad Bechara, as well as musical messages by the Arautos do Rei [The King’s Heralds] quartet from the decades between 1940 and 2000. The radio was made available until 2018 and will resume in 2021.37

In 2012, Janaína Xavier became the department’s secretary, while teaching in the higher education undergraduate program on a part-time basis. She is a museologist and is the present National Center of Adventist History museum trustee. Uriel Vidal was called to be the White Center’s secretary in mid-2012.38

The White Center has increased its participation in the digital environment. This was made possible with the development of “Wikiasd,” the first Adventist online collaborative encyclopedia in Brazil. Ellen White’s writings, e-books, and audios in Portuguese, and e-books on Adventist pioneers, were also included on the Brazil White Center website.39 In that same year, the book Espírito de Profecia: orientações para a igreja remanescente [Spirit of Prophecy: Orientations to the Remnant Church], organized by Renato Stencel, was published by Unaspress.40 In 2013, the White Center headquarters opened an exhibition wing about Adventism in Brazil. The celebration of the 30th anniversary of Centro Universitário Adventista de São Paulo was the theme of the first exhibition. The following year, there were two more exhibits: one about the 140th anniversary of John Andrews’ commission as the first overseas missionary, and another one about the Great Disappointment of 1844.

In 2015, Bruno Ferreira became the new assistant department secretary. In that same year, a new exposition took place, about the philosophy of Adventist education.41 These exhibitions are part of the program of monitored visits offered by the White Center, aiming to bring to the visiting public information on important historical landmarks of Adventism both in Brazil and in the rest of the world.42

The year 2015 was marked by two important events. The Brazil White Center promoted a commemoration of the Brazil Adventist University centenary. The history was recalled by Pastor Renato Stencel in a worship service at the campus’ church on November 23, followed by an exhibit referring to this event. The second one commemorated the 100th anniversary of Ellen White’s death. Ellen White: Life and Ministry, under Pastor Jean Zukowski’s coordination, relied on the participation of pastors from Latin-American Adventist Seminary and the South American Division. That same year A Bíblia, o Espírito de Profecia e a Igreja [The Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and the Church] by W.E. Read, was published in a translation made by the White Center together with Unaspress.43

In 2015 the Brazil White Center began a new challenge, to write hundreds of articles for the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (ESDA) project, approved at the General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, USA, in July 2015. On that occasion, the Brazil White Center’s leadership, along with South American Division vice president Bruno Alberto Raso, and the General Conference ESDA editors held their first planning meeting for ESDA’s work in South America.

After the meeting, it was decided that the Brazil White Center would be responsible for the operation of the Brazilian section of the project.44 Pastors Renato Stencel, Carlos Flávio Teixeira, and Bruno Sales Ferreira established editorial strategies for the accomplishment of the Encyclopedia project, which included: research, writing, review, and the translation and proofreading of article translations both institutional and biographical. The department counted on the participation of a team of collaborating students assisting in this operation.45 At present, the Brazil White Center is committed to translating all the biographical and institutional ESDA articles related to Brazil, which will be made available to the Portuguese-speaking public on ESDA’s official website.46

In 2017 the White Center began to lead the Culture and Adventism Research Group of the Faculty of Theology, which has been credentialed by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. This group works along four research lines: (1) construction of Adventist thinking; (2) Adventist historical development; (3) process and management of historical archives; and (4) demographic and socioeconomic studies of Adventists in Brazil. This and other ongoing projects constitute the many work fronts that contribute to the promotion of Adventist studies within and outside the Adventist Church in Brazil.

In 2018 Julio Cesar Ribeiro became the new assistant departmental secretary.47 That same year, celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Minneapolis General Conference Session, a new exhibition opened recalling the Session’s discussion of topics such as justification by faith. This exhibition remains open to the public in the White Center.48

In addition to thematic expositions, the Brazil White Center maintains two museums permanently open to the visiting public. The first wing covers the history of Christianity and the rise of Adventism, and the second wing features an exhibit about Adventism in Brazil. In the safe room, preserved in controlled temperature and humidity, three original manuscripts by Ellen White and copies of letters and manuscripts are on display.49

In this same place, a considerable portion of the historical heritage of the Adventist Church in Brazil is on file to be consulted by researchers. This collection includes part of the Adventist academic production in Brazil, in addition to preserving audiovisual materials, publications, and personal objects of pioneers. This department is under the responsibility of a museologist, with the collaboration of scholarship students who assist in the classification and conservation of historical, artistic, and cultural items.50

In March 2020, a book that was translated by the White Center was released, Ellen White e Seus Críticos [Ellen White and Her Critics], by Francis D. Nichol, published by the Brazilian Adventist Publishing House. Another book, Um Profeta Entre Nós [A Prophet Among You], by T. Housel Jemison, will soon be published by Unaspress.

In order to connect to the digital generation, the Brazil White Center began to develop new ways to communicate through social media. The department is publishing relevant material on the Spirit of Prophecy and the Adventist Church via YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Spotify. With the purpose of promoting Bible reading together with Ellen White’s writings, a new application called Bible Plan was developed and launched on July 7, 2020. The app is available for free to Android and IOS systems. Through an interactive platform, the user can read the Bible in parallel with six books by the Spirit of Prophecy in a one-year period. As of 2021 more than 10,000 people have downloaded the app.51

Outlook

Over more than four decades the Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center has maintained an important and active role in spreading the life, ministry, and writings of Ellen White, as well as in preserving Adventist history in Brazil.

For this legacy to continue, the Brazil White Center has as a priority to encourage and support research of the Bible and Ellen White writings in Brazil. Part of this work consists of carrying on the translation and preparation of materials and exhibitions in Portuguese, as well as responding to queries and coordinating symposia on the Spirit of Prophecy in Brazil. Through these and other initiatives, the White Center aims to keep the study of Adventist Church history alive for new generations, seeking to clarify and confirm the historical-prophetic identity of the Seventh-day Adventist movement.52

Official Names

Centro de Estudos Ellen G. White [Ellen G. White Study Center] (1979-1987); Centro de Pesquisas Ellen G. White Brasil [Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center] (1987-Present).

Directors

Margarida Sarli (1979-1987); Alberto R. Timm (1987-1988); Sônia Gazeta (1989-1996); Alberto R. Timm (1996-2006); Renato Stencel (2007-Present).53

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Notes

  1. Renato Stencel, “Divulgando o dom profético” [“Spreading the prophetic gift”], Revista Adventista 103, no. 1199 (April 2008): 6.

  2. Igreja Adventista do Sétimo Dia [Seventh-Day Adventist Church], Regulamentos Eclesiástico-Administrativos da Divisão Sul-Americana da Associação Geral dos Adventistas do Sétimo Dia 2016 [Ecclesiastical-Administrative Regulations of the South American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 2016], (Brasília, DF: SAD Executive Secretariat, 2016), 411-412.

  3. Ellen G. White Estate, About the White Estate,” accessed October 31, 2019, https://bit.ly/2q8TDkH.

  4. “Centro de Pesquisa Ellen G. White” [“Ellen G. White Research Center”], Revista Adventista, November 1979, 17.

  5. Milena Vieira da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], Term Paper, UNASP-EC, 2007, 20.

  6. “IAE Inaugura Centro Ellen G. White” [“IAE inaugurates Ellen G. White Center”], Revista Adventista, November 1979, 28.

  7. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 19; “Preservação e custódia dos manuscritos de Ellen White – II” [“Preservation and custody of Ellen White's manuscripts – II”], Revista Adventista, September 1979, 10.

  8. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 20-29; Milenna Vieira, “Centro White Brasil completa 20 anos” [Brazil White Center celebrates its 20th anniversary], Revista Adventista 103, no. 1198 (March 2008): 19, 20-29.

  9. “Centro de Pesquisas White: à disposição da Igreja” [White Research Center: at the disposal of the Church], Revista Adventista [Adventist Review], June 1983, 19.

  10. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 20, 21.

  11. “Para preservar a história: Oficializada a criação do Centro Nacional da Memória Adventista” [“To preserve history: the creation of the National Center of Adventist History is made official”], Revista Adventista, May 1987, 26.

  12. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 21-23.

  13. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 18, 2021.

  14. Alberto R. Timm (White Estate Inc. associate director), interviewed by Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 18, 2021.

  15. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 21-23.

  16. “Para preservar a história: Oficializada a criação do Centro Nacional da Memória Adventista” [“To preserve history: the creation of the National Center of Adventist History is made official”], Revista Adventista, May 1987, 26.

  17. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 23-24; Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 18, 2021; Sônia Mastrocola (Brazil White Center former director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 24, 2021.

  18. Sônia Mastrocola (Brazil White Center former director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 24, 2021; João Rabello, John Boehm: educador pioneiro [John Boehm: a Pioneer Educator] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1990); Mizael Lüdtke, Origem e Desenvolvimento da Igreja Adventista no Espírito Santo [Origin and Development of the SDA Church in Espírito Santo] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1989); André Pasini, Memorial do Instituto Adventista Cruzeiro do Sul [Cruzeiro do Sul Adventist Academy Memorial] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1988).

  19. “Centro White tem novo endereço” [“White Center has a new address”], Revista Adventista, April 1992, 21.

  20. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 24.

  21. Sônia Mastrocola (Brazil White Center former director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 24, 2021.

  22. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 24.

  23. Sônia Mastrocola (Brazil White Center former director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 24, 2021; Ellen G. White, Liderança Cristã [Christian Leadership] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1988); Ellen G. White, Conselhos Sobre a Música [Music: It’s Role, Qualities, and Influence] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1989); Robert W. Olson, 101 Questões Sobre o Santuário e Sobre E. G. White [One Hundred and One Questions on the Sanctuary and on Ellen White] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1988); Ellen G. White, Justificação pela Fé [Justification by Faith] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1988); Sônia Mastrocola Gazeta, A nova era e os últimos eventos da história do mundo [The New Age and the World History’s Last Events] (São Paulo, SP: Instituto Adventista de Ensino, 1992).

  24. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 25; Sônia Mastrocola (Brazil White Center former director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 24, 2021.

  25. “Minicentros White no Brasil” [“White Minicenters in Brazil”], Revista Adventista, December 2000, 12-14.

  26. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, March 2, 2021.

  27. Alberto Timm, Instituto Adventista de Ensino Campus 2: 15 anos de história [Brazil Adventist University’s 2nd Campus: 15 Years of History] (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Imprensa Universitária Adventista, 1999); Alberto Timm, A Colportagem Adventista no Brasil: uma breve história [Adventist Canvassing in Brazil: a Brief History] (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Imprensa Universitária Adventista, 2000); Alberto Timm, A Educação Adventista no Brasil: uma história de aventuras e milagres [Adventist Education in Brazil: A History of Adventures and Miracles] (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Unaspress, 2004); Herbert E. Douglass, A Mensageira do Senhor [Messenger of the Lord] (Tatuí, SP: Casa Publicadora Brasileira, 2001); Alberto Timm, A Igreja adventista de Campos dos Quevedos 1905-2005 [The Campos dos Quevedos Adventist Church 1905-2005] (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Unaspress, 2005).

  28. “Minicentros White no Brasil” [“White Minicenters in Brazil”], Revista Adventista, December 2000, 12-14.

  29. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 25.

  30. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 25, 2021.

  31. da Silva, “Centro White Brasil 20 anos: preservando a memória adventista” [“Brazil White Center 20 years: preserving Adventist history”], 29; Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 25, 2021.

  32. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 18, 2021.

  33. Similar Web, “centrowhite.org,” access in February 2019, https://bit.ly/35INqLZ

  34. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, March 2, 2021.

  35. Renato Stencel, “Tradição ou convicção? O papel de Ellen G. White na compreensão da justificação pela fé” [“Tradition or conviction? Ellen G. White’s role in the comprehension about justification by faith”], Centro de Pesquisas Ellen G. White, 2009, access in March 1, 2021, https://bit.ly/3dXoiIw

  36. Video of the reinauguration of Brazil White Center (Brazil National Center of Adventist History Archives/Ellen G. White Research Center: UNASP-EC, Engenheiro Coelho, SP). Shelf: 03. Rack: 14. Folder/box: Fitas VHS [VHS tapes]; Any Laila, “Mantendo a visão: Centro White reinaugura sua sede com mais espaço e recursos para pesquisa” [“Maintaining the Vision: White Center’s office is reinaugurated with more space and resources for research”], Revista Adventista 1219, no. 104 (December 2009): 30.

  37. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center Director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, March 1, 2021.

  38. Ibid.

  39. Uriel Vidal (Brazil White Center ex-secretary), interviewed by Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, March 6, 2019.

  40. Renato Stencel, Espírito de Profecia: orientações para a igreja remanescente [Spirit of Prophecy: Orientations to the Remnant Church] (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Unaspress, 2012).

  41. Uriel Vidal (Brazil White Center ex-secretary), interviewed by Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, March 6, 2019; Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, March 6, 2019.

  42. Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, personal knowledge for working at Brazil White Center from 2016 to 2020.

  43. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Maria Júlia Galvani, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 23, 2021; W. E. Read, A Bíblia, o Espírito de Profecia e a Igreja [The Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and the Church] (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Unaspress, 2015).

  44. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, 6 de março, 2019.

  45. Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, personal knowledge for working at Brazil White Center from 2016 to 2020.

  46. Maria Júlia Galvani, personal knowledge for working at Brazil White Center since 2019.

  47. Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, personal knowledge for working at Brazil White Center from 2016 to 2020.

  48. Ibid.

  49. Ibid.

  50. Ibid.

  51. Maria Júlia Galvani, personal knowledge for working at Brazil White Center since 2019; Francis D. Nichol, Ellen White e Seus Críticos [Ellen White and Her Critics] (Tatuí, SP: Casa Publicadora Brasileira, 2020); T. Housel Jemison, Um Profeta Entre Nós [A Prophet Among You] (Engenheiro Coelho, SP: Unaspress, 2020).

  52. Renato Stencel (Brazil White Center director), interviewed by Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, March 6, 2019.

  53. For more information about the work of Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center, access their website at http://www.centrowhite.org.br/ or their social media at Facebook and Twitter: @centrowhite; Instagram: @centrowhitebr; and YouTube: Centro White.

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Carvalho, Ivo Ribeiro de, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani. "Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. June 10, 2021. Date of access November 29, 2022, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=CGGR.

Carvalho, Ivo Ribeiro de, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani (2021, June 10). Brazil Ellen G. White Research Center. Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved November 29, 2022, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=CGGR.