Brad Thorp, Hope Channel’s visionary president, steps aside

Brad and Kandus Thorp reporting from the General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, in July 2015. Image by Hope Channel

February 19, 2016 | Silver Spring, Mayrland, United States | Andrew McChesney, news editor, Adventist Review

Brad Thorp, who has steered the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Hope Channel from its origins as a NET satellite uplink in the 1990s to becoming a global television network, is stepping aside as president.

Thorp told a meeting of Adventist world church leaders on Thursday that he felt that he had led Hope Channel to the best of his ability over the past 22 years and wanted his successor to take it to the next level, according to those present.

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In Dominica, ADRA begins rebuilding after TS Erika devastation

In Dominica, ADRA begins rebuilding after

A few church member volunteers from North Caribbean region help in the building of a home for a family left homeless from Tropical Storm Erika back in August 2015. ADRA is leading in the rebuilding in an initial eight homes in Plat Ma Pierre, in Colihaut, Dominica. Images courtesy of Henry Peters/IAD

February 12, 2016 | Colihaut, Dominica | Royston Philbert/IAD Staff

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ADRA begins to distribute wheelchairs in Mexico’s Inter-Oceanic region | Seventh-day Adventist Church – Inter-American Division ADRA begins to distribute wheelchairs in Mexico’s Inter-Oceanic region

ADRA Inter-Oceanic Mexico’s Director Martin Olvera presents Gudelia Cuevas of Iztaccihuatl after she received a brand new wheelchair during a special ceremony in Cuautla, Morelos, on Jan. 16, 2016. Some 135 persons with physical disabilities will receive much needed wheelchairs across poor communities in the states of Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos, Oaxaca, Tlaxcala, Tabasco and Veracruz. Images by Gregorio Vázquez/IAD

February 9, 2016 | Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico | Sharon Dominguez/IAD Staff

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