Found, lost, and found again

25 May 2016 | St Albans [Victor Hulbert]  This article first appeared in the TED Friendship edition of Adventist World, May 2016.

Even for a committed Christian, life can be dangerous when you look to the dark side. Lutz Rental can testify. Brought up in an atheist home in Germany's Rhineland, Lutz nevertheless discovered a Bible in a rubbish skip, started to read, and at age 13 became a Christian, actively involved with his local youth group.

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A right royal advisory

24 May 2016 | Weybridge, England [Victor Hulbert]  What does it take to make you feel like royalty? For Union officers and department directors from across the Trans-European Division it might have been the knowledge that their hotel home during the TED advisory meetings, 16 – 19 May, was built by King Henry VIII for his fourth wife, Anne of Cleaves. It later became a favourite home for Queen Elizabeth I.

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Polyphony of unity manifest at TED Spring Meetings

25 May 2016 | Binfield, UK [Victor Hulbert]  The headline may sound very profound – but the purpose is simple. With 15 presidents representing 22 countries with diverse cultures, languages and perspectives, how can the leadership of the Trans-European Division follow Christ's desire that 'they may all be one'. (John 17:21)

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Cyprus Adventists unite across divided border

23 May 2016 | Nicosia, Cyprus [Marica Mirilov] Members and friends of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cyprus were reminded to bring their passports to worship on Sabbath, 23 April 2016. The border of the last divided city in the world was crossed and more than 200 Sabbath-keepers were united across the border, from the North and South.

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Surprised by happiness!

12 May 2016 | St Albans, UK [tedNEWS]  Karen Holford, Trans-European Division Family Ministries director, recently received the first copy of her latest book, '52 Ways to Parent Happy Children'. A few days later she heard that one of her articles published in Ministry magazine had been given an award by the Associated Church Press in the USA.

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Crisis Management training launch for TED

11 May 2016 | Watford, UK [Sam O Davies/tedNEWS]  A providentially sunny day on Thursday, 28 April provided ideal weather conditions for twenty-two South England Conference directors and staff to participate in a very practical Crisis Communication Management Training at The Stanborough Centre, Watford.

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Engaged and enervated in Hungary

10 May 2016 | Budapest, Hungary [Victor Hulbert]  Look into Janos Kovács-Bíró's eyes and you see nothing but joy! There is a reason. He has recently travelled back to his homeland for a dual purpose – to share youth evangelism training with Hungarian Youth who want the joy of Global Youth day to be more of a monthly experience.

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Adventist Risk Management makes "historic" trip to Angola

10 May 2016 | St Albans, UK [Giles Barham]  Adventist Risk Management (ARM) representatives based at the Trans-European Division office, St. Albans, United Kingdom recently travelled to Huambo, Angola to meet church leaders in the South-Western Angola Union Mission. The week of emphasis on safety and risk management for churches commenced on Sunday, 13 March 2016.

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Lessons from 'LIVE in a field'

3 May 2016 | St Agnes, Cornwall,UK [Victor Hulbert with Jennie Hall] Switching countries may be a good way to gain ideas and learn lessons for youth ministry in your home land. That was the experience for Netherlands Union Youth director, Tom de Bruin, when he accepted an invitation to speak at 'LIVE in a field', a camp held over the May day holiday weekend in Cornwall, England.

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Denise Cuthbert - 47 years of gratefulness

21 April 2016 | St Albans, UK [Graham Barham]  On Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 Adventist Risk Management (ARM) – the insurance of the Church together with the Trans-European Division (TED) assembled as colleagues and friends to celebrate Denise Cuthbert's life of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Staff went the second-mile to decorate the TED boardroom and make the day special for Denise who retires at the end of April after 47 years of dedicated service.

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Growing Healthy Relationships - Sharing Mission

21 April 2016 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]  Would you give money to leather-clad bikers? Would you pay for a van that travels through communities offering a café-like atmosphere to share faith? Could you see value in a clinic that offers dental care in the day and evangelistic programmes in the evening? How about a toddlers garden outside a church building? These are just a few of the 12 projects that that Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will be financially supporting over the next year.

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