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Volunteers create 'solidarity tent' to help needy people

Despite a substantial agricultural sector and a high standard of living, poverty and food insecurity still dogs the poor in the city of Chapadão do Céu, in the central Brazilian state of Goiás. Recently, Seventh-day Adventists in the community took steps to help, setting up a “food exchange” stand. The stall was displayed in front of the home of a resident of the Jardim Terra Nova neighborhood. With a sign reading, "Take if you need it and leave if you can," the project captures the attention...

Church partners with City Hall and manufactures lab coats for health professionals

Members of the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church in Campo Novo do Parecis, located in the western part of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, recently came up with a different way to thank health system workers during the COVID-19 crisis: they made 150 disposable lab coats and donated these to the city health department. Elaine Aparecida da Silva, who developed the idea, is a member of the Central Church and coordinator of the Municipal Mobile Emergency Service (Samu). According to her, the action...

Partnership between ADRA, Uber, and Sesc distributes over 900 lunchboxes in Samambaia

A partnership between the Adventist Development and Assistance Resources Agency (ADRA), the Municipal Administration of Samambaia, the Uber transport company, and Mesa Brasil Sesc (Brazil Table of the Social Service of Commerce) served more than 900 people in Samambaia, the administrative region of the Federal District. The distribution was on  the morning of July 1, at the city’s ADRA center. The families were duly registered, and all COVID-19 safety measures were taken in the distribution. ...

#weRtheCHURCH is back to inspire and encourage

The inaugural #weRtheCHURCH Sabbath program received such a positive response that it will now be held quarterly. Organizers of the South Pacific Division (SPD) initiative are planning to share more inspiring stories on what the Church is doing across the region through three Friday night programs, the first to be held on August 28. The fourth program will be a Friday night/Sabbath event similar to the one held on May 22-23. Each program will be themed around discipleship using the harvest...