Monthly Archives: July 2015

ADRA Provides Disaster Relief for Flood Victims in Chile

CHILE – It has been several months since unusually heavy thunderstorms and torrential rain hit communities in Northern Chile including Copiaco, Chañaral, Caldera, Tierra Amarilla, Diego de Almagro, Alto del Carmen, Freirina, Huasco and Vallenar in the Atacama region. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to provide urgent care and relief to the […]

Farewell from GC Session San Antonio

We don’t like goodbyes, so instead we’ll say “See you soon!” Thank you for visiting us at GC Session 2015. Four days after the close of GC Session, most of ADRA’s staff are back at our desks, facing the hustle and bustle of humanitarian work. Before we got too deep into our duties, we wanted […]

#ServeTheOne Series: Meet the Need

Jeff Tatarchuk   USA “Service means loving people unconditionally without expecting anything in return. My favorite way to serve is in the urban metropolitan areas. The hooder the better. Quote that.”  Marquis Johns USA “Service means coming out of your comfort zone in order to make someone else comfortable. You know, I’m a pastor and I love it […]

#ServeTheOne Series: Use your Gifts

   Barbara McCoy, Pastor Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church  Florida, USA “Service to me means praying and asking God: ‘how am I gifted?’ Once I understand how I’m gifted then praying and asking ‘how can I use that gift to reach people for you?’ And it can be in many different capacities. Just open yourself […]

#ServeTheOne Series: The Arts

Lynn Boyd, Country Director for ADRA Mozambique  Mozambique “Christian education is how I serve.”   Julie Penner USA “Giving part of who I am and sharing it with other people is what gives me a passion to serve.”   Mahal Tio Arizona “You serve for a reason, and my reason is God. I serve by […]

#ServeTheOne Series: The Humanitarians

Mario Ochoa, ADRA VP for Human Resources & Leadership Development Silver Spring, Maryland (USA) “Service, to me, is to give of yourself to others and it’s the embodiment of discipleship. We want to serve our brothers, our sisters, our neighbors, all the people.” Imad Madanat, ADRA VP for Programs Silver Spring, Maryland (USA) “If we […]

#ServeTheOne Series: Without Words

John Graham San Antonio, Texas (USA) “Service means everything to me. Don’t be intimidated to serve. Just have fun.”   Ron Whitehead, Executive Director, CYE Berrien Springs, Michigan (USA) “Service is the ultimate way to express spirituality. My favorite way to serve is building relationships with people. How can you build a relationship with someone […]

#ServeTheOne Series: GC Session

Hanael Saint-Louis Gabriel France “Serving people is something like putting others on top. Sometimes I serve people by smiling with them and being happy. I know life sometimes can be tough so I try to serve people by smiling with them. My smile can help them to be happy and less depressed.”    Maeva Saint-Louis […]

Be the One to Serve the One

ADRA calls Adventists to “Be the one to serve the One” at 2015 General Conference Session SAN ANTONIO—At the 2015 General Conference Session, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International is calling Adventists from all over the world to join the movement to bring about long-lasting and positive change to communities around the world. […]