Urban Centers of Influence

Essential Life Center

Battambang, Cambodia

The center includes a gym, a vegetarian restaurant, a playground, and a chapel. It will also offer health education, a language school, and music education.

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Treasure Hunt

Chicago, United States

A thrift store, a clinic and a lecture space work together to add quality of life for Chicago residents along historic Route 66.

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Ramses Cultural Center

Cairo, Egypt

Adventist Church president Ted N. C. Wilson rededicated the four-story complex to God’s glory and appealed to church members to remember that a key part of the church’s mission is helping people in big cities.

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VitaSalus Wellness Center


“On Friday morning, I woke up with a desire to help VitaSalus. I have never been there, but I just had that feeling. Still, I wasn’t sure whether my wife would agree with me, so I prayed a short prayer, ‘Lord, if this is Your will, put the same desire in my wife’s heart.’

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Christian Books, a Children’s Corner, and a Veggie Sandwich

Kingston, Jamaica

The deli also offers shakes, wraps, and vegetarian pizzas, and the children's reading area includes a play area.

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Meeting Point


From massages and health assessments for adults to weekly activities for kids, volunteers at Meeting Point are serving their community, building friendships, and meeting needs.

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Adventist college in Bolivia inaugurates Center of Influence

Cochabamba, Bolivia

The Center will provide health cooking, literacy, and fine motor skills classes in initial phase

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Inclusive Center for the Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle

Brest, Belarus

The new facilities are the result of a joint initiative of several sponsoring organizations, including the Adventist Church.

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"Lentil" Café Offers "Ecology of the Soul" Program

Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Other services include counseling about healthy food, lectures on disease prevention, Nordic walking and cooking demonstrations.

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The Language of Love

El Monte, United States

Serving the 100,000 Vietnamese who live in the Greater Los Angeles area, this center offers a Vietnamese language school and an after-school program to help with homework and character building.


Juice Bar Offers Fresh Concept of Mission

Ogden, United States

“'We don’t do programs. We do community. There’s a difference. Think of us as a ‘missional community.’ . . . Juice bar staff are currently being taught how to form and lead small groups"

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Haifa Life & Hope Center

Haifa, Israel

With its glass front, this Life Hope Center in a tourist hotspot feels very open to passersby. Activities inside range from children's cooking classes to Bible art exhibits, concerts, table games, Bible classes and more.

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