• The first Adventist female to accept a presidential appointment as US Navy chaplain, is sworn in;
• Sixteen Year 12 students plan to help others instead of attending Schoolies Week this year;
• Tithe collected in Australian churches has risen by 9%;
* New Zealand tertiary students rally for a week of spiritual and interpersonal development;
• Six people become the first Adventists on Wallis Island despite opposition from the Catholic stronghold;
• Positive soil test results are returned from land being considered for the relocation of Fulton in Fiji.