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Inter-American leaders see Hurricane Dorian destruction firsthand

Snapped brown pine trees, downed electrical poles, mangled steel buildings, destroyed businesses, flattened neighborhoods, churches destroyed, and debris everywhere. That was the sight that greeted Seventh-day Adventist leaders from the Inter-America Division (IAD) during a recent tour of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Marsh Harbour, Abaco “You look at it all and think where to start? Where to rebuild? When will it be possible for them...

ADRA distributes food and water to families hardest hit by Tropical Storm Podul

On August 29, Tropical Storm Podul crossed into northeast and northern Thailand bringing heavy rainfall and high winds causing flash flooding and landslides across 32 provinces.  Due to the torrential rain, waters rose significantly higher than above normal levels in Ubon Ratchathani, the tenth most populous city in Thailand. The flood resulted in widespread flooding in 22 districts. Many people are still living in their flooded homes without electricity and food supplies. Flood victims in ten...

Volunteers support Venezuelan families in Maranhão

“The resident alien who lives with you will be treated as a native of the land. Love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. ” This advice from Leviticus 19:34 was given to the Hebrews, fresh from their Egyptian exodus, more than four thousand years ago.  Taking this divine counsel seriously, Adventist volunteers from Northeast Maranhão, Brazil,  organized a charitable event in August to help Venezuelan families who are camped in the makeshift bus terminal area in São Luís, the state...

Christian Record Services for the Blind extend services worldwide

Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRS), a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, has extended access to its proprietary online library to all of the divisions outside North America. This includes several different reading formats, including audio streaming, large electronic print and refreshable Braille. The library is available to verified members who are legally blind and can be accessed through computers, tablets and some smartphones. This offer represents...