-------- Original Message --------
|August 3, 2007
|Sat, 04 Aug 2007 15:00:17 +1000
North New Zealand Conference Says that the General Conference has taken action that the SDA Denomination Will No Longer Accept Donations Received For 3ABN
Ervin Taylor, August 3, 2007
Adventist Today has received a copy of the North New Zealand
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, The Bulletin, dated 4 August
Under a heading of "Important Notice" and "3ABN," there is
"[F]ollowing advice received from the South Pacific Division
and the General Conference we wish to share the following information
with members regarding 3ABN.
3ABN is a privately owned and operated company.
3ABN is not denominationally owned, controlled or operated.
3ABN is not registered by the denomination as a supporting
Serious legal allegations have been made involving the 3ABN
organization which have yet to be resolved.
The General Conference and the South Pacific Division has
therefore taken action that the denomination will no longer process
and/or accept donations received for 3ABN. Therefore any funds
received at the local church after 31st August 2007 . . . must
be returned to the donor, and any funds received at the conference
office after 20th September will be returned to the source from
which they were received."
In an effort to clarify the statement that "3ABN is not registered
by the denomination as a supporting ministry," Adventist Today
contacted Rajmund Dabrowski, General Conference Communication
Director by email. Mr. Dabrowski quickly replied to the Adventist
Today inquiry. He stated: "I am not aware of any list of supporting
ministries that are registered with the General Conference or
North-American Division. The closest to such a potential listing
is the ASI membership roster which by its nature requires that
to join indicates an organization to be supportive of the church.
We understand that 3ABN is a current member of ASI. As stated
previously, there has been no change or review of the status
of 3ABN as a supporting ministry by the Seventh-day Adventist