Sep 22

EMERGENCY: ADRA Responding to Multiple Major Disasters

ADRA’s emergency response team is currently responding to multiple major emergencies around the world, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean, back to back earthquake in Mexico, devastating floods in Nepal, and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. The following links will take you the latest information on each crisis. These pages are updated …

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Sep 21

12 Months, 4 Countries, 2 People: 1 Life-changing Experience (Part 2)

In 2016 Jonathan and Magali, a young couple from Belgium, embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: a trip around the world volunteering with ADRA projects from Mongolia to Vanuatu. You can read the first part of Jonathan and Magali’s adventure here.   Ecuador Ecuador, our third stop, was completely different from anywhere we’d been previously. We …

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Sep 21

12 Months, 4 Countries, 2 People: 1 Life-changing Experience (Part 1)

In 2016 Jonathan and Magali, a young couple from Belgium, embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: a trip around the world volunteering with ADRA projects from Mongolia to Vanuatu. Jonathan tells their story. The idea for this trip had been on our minds for a long time. We both love traveling and discovering new cultures and …

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Aug 02

Selling Stories

Did you know that right now there are more than 21 million people who are victims of forced labor, including sexual exploitation? One way that the ADRA network is fighting these crimes is with our Keep Girls Safe shelter in Thailand. Watch this episode of ADRA’s docu-series, A Closer Walk, to learn more about human …

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Jun 07

It’s All About Giving Opportunities

Felipe* had dreams and plans for his life like anyone in his native Colombia. He dreamed of being a doctor and deepening his knowledge in this field. These dreams were abruptly ended when an armed group entered his community demanding support from everyone for their presence in the territory. He knew that if he did …

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May 23

Materials: World Refugee Sabbath and World Refugee Day

World Refugee Sabbath is June 17 and World Refugee Day is Tuesday, June 20. There are plenty of ways that your church (or just you!) can show your support. Do you want to share a message of compassion on World Refugee Sabbath at your church? You can download sermon notes here: Sermon Notes_Refugee Sabbath 2017_ADRA You can also …

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May 23

Philip’s New Home

Meet Philip (in the red hat) and his siblings. They are from South Sudan, but violence forced them to flee to Uganda. In this video, they take us on a tour of the space they now call home. Violence erupted in Philip’s community in December, forcing him and his brothers and sisters from their home. …

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May 22

Five Ways You Can Join Us in Helping Refugees

Host a Refugee Sabbath at your church. June 17, 2017 is World Refugee Sabbath, but you can host one any time. Here are some materials to get you started. You can also find daily prayers at www.prayforrefugees.com June 14-20. The prayers will remain on the site after June 20, forming a 7-day prayer guide you …

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May 14

Child Survival: Christian’s Story

We met baby Christian in Indonesia, where he was severely malnourished and struggling to survive. Matt, one of our staff members, shared his travel journal from the visit. It was my last day on Sangihe Island, Indonesia, and I was only a few hours away from departing for the mainland when I received a call …

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May 12

Twili’s Story

East Africa is in the middle of a food crisis so massive that 20 million lives are at immediate risk. Twili is one of those. We met Twili and her children in the village where they live in Kenya, where she shared her story: “I was married; my husband was sick and passed away in 2006. He …

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