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Coronavirus victims fight back in the latest #dearcoronavirus video

Most of us know somebody with coronavirus or, perhaps, have it ourselves. Sadly, some of us know friends or family who have lost the battle. Pedro Torres is a survivor. Along with six others, he chooses to speak out about his battle, his faith and his hope as a ‘virus victim’. You will be encouraged and moved by this video. This latest #dearcoronavirus video is the third in a series produced by GAiN leadership in Europe along with active partners from other parts of the world. You can watch...

ADRA finds innovative ways to help the most vulnerable

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia programs are continuing to find innovative ways to serve their communities. Community meals have now become takeaway, counselling services have moved online and care packages, including toiletries, are being delivered to the most vulnerable. In amongst the chaos, people are finding refuge in the service of ADRA volunteers. “People are all very anxious about what’s happening,” said Helen Hiscock,...

A Special Message from Pastor Ted Wilson on the Coronavirus Crisis

Editor’s Note: Below is a transcript of a message, posted to You Tube on April 2, from president of the Adventist Church, Ted N.C. Wilson. Elder Wilson will release a new video each week, during the Coronavirus pandemic, which you can view here.  Greetings, Brothers and Sisters around the world, our wonderful church family, our worldwide family. God is in control of all of our aspects as we place ourselves in His hands. Now, during this coronavirus pandemic, I want you to be encouraged in the...

Serving the homeless, sick, and food insecure in the face of a pandemic

Social distancing. It’s a term that has become ubiquitous in light of the coronavirus disease pandemic. According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, “Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.” Unprecedented, widespread measures have been enacted to decrease gatherings and increase physical space between individuals in public spaces. While...