The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in the South Pacific region has been fortunate that issues of military service have been relatively few and that national governments in the region have been prepared to work cooperatively with the Church on practical solutions that have met the needs of governments while respecting the SDA stand on noncombatancy.
The First World War was a serious trial both for all Russian people and for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Russia. The war greatly complicated interchurch relationships because at that time most of the leaders and members of the church were German, and the Russian people identified them with Germany. Due to the collapse of the transportation system, supervision of the congregations scattered all over the vast territory of the Russian Empire became difficult. Still, World War I with its trials and troubles increased the people’s religious feelings, pushing many of them to seek protection and refuge in God. Statistics show that, during the war, church membership numbers did not diminish.
The article uses extant sources to examine the almost undocumented travails of the SDA Church in the Soviet Union during the World War II (1939-1945).
Kollegal School for Speech and Hearing Impaired is located in a rural setting just outside the town of Kollegal in Karnataka, India. Funded by Asian Aid, Australia, and Child Impact International and operated by the Adventist Church, it is a boarding school with one hundred students.
The Source of Life Publishing House (SOLPH) was established in 1991 and became the first Protestant publishing house in the territory of the former USSR with its own printing facilities.
The True Missionary began monthly publication in January 1874 as the periodical of the General Tract and Missionary Society, newly organized to promote denomination-wide development of state and local societies for dissemination of Adventist literature and mobilization of members for individual missionary work.
The Voice of Prophecy is a radio and television program of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brazil, broadcast by New Time Radio and New Time TV (Hope Channel Brazil).
Young People’s Magazine had a publication life of less than a year in 1909.
Daniel Christian Theunissen was the first South African person of mixed race to be ordained as a Seventh-day Adventist minister.
Eduardo Werner Thomann was one of the first persons to accept the Adventist faith in the republic of Chile; he was the first ordained minister in South America and a pioneer in many areas of the evangelistic work in different countries.
Víctor Edwin Thomann was one of the first people to accept the Adventist faith in Chile, along with his brother Eduardo. He was an Adventist pioneer in several fields of the evangelistic work in Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina.
Donn Thomas was a journalist and newspaper publisher who, after joining the Seventh-day Adventist church, did pioneering work in developing the denomination’s public relations arm.
Edward Duraiswamy Thomas, one of the first two national Seventh-day Adventist ministers in the Southern Asia Division to be ordained, served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as teacher, translator, editor, evangelist, and conference administrator. His wife, Sellammal, served faithfully by his side as preceptress, food matron, Sabbath School secretary, and in dispensary work.
Gloria Thomas was the first South Asian woman to serve at the division departmental level, having served as an associate in the Sabbath School department in charge of children’s divisions in the Southern Asia Division.
Lindsay Thomas, Jr., was a linguist and university professor noted for mobilizing innovative evangelistic and humanitarian projects in Africa.
American missionary to China from 1902 to 1931, Ida Thompson opened the first Adventist school in China – Bethel Girls School in Canton (Guangzhou). That school became what is now Hong Kong Adventist College.
Leonard C. Thompson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Thompson, of Albury. He was born in Victoria, Australia, in 1909. Leonard Thompson trained at Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital, graduating from the nursing course in 1933. He then worked as part of the hospital staff for the next two or three years. In December 1935, Thompson married nursing classmate Eileen Lethbridge from Perth in Western Australia. After Thompson qualified in radiography at Sydney University, the young couple accepted an appointment with the Public Health Department in the mandated territory of New Guinea. Their service was cut short when Thompson became a prisoner of war during the Japanese invasion during World War II. Thompson’s commitment was such that he preceded his family out to New Guinea two years before his wife and oldest daughter could get approval to join him.
Paul Lamont Thompson, an Adventist educator and administrator, left the Adventist Church in 1931 after having served as president of two Adventist colleges.
Verne Thompson, pianist and musicologist, taught at two Seventh-day Adventist schools and at the Eastman School of Music.