Sep 29

Samira’s Story

Samira and her grandson recently arrived in Bangladesh from the Rakhine state in Myanmar. Her four daughters were killed by militants with machetes, leaving her to flee with the young baby to save both of their lives. They are two of the more than 436,000 Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh in just over a month. More …

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Sep 28

ADRA Distributing Food on Tortola after Hurricanes

Thanks to your generosity, ADRA distributed food to hundreds of people on the island of Tortola following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. With YOUR financial help and the support of church volunteers, ADRA has completed the first distribution of food parcels to over 500 families on the Island of Tortola. Because of your generous gift, ADRA …

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Sep 26

No Turning Back: Janet’s Story

Nineteen-year-old Janet is the third of nine children born to peasant farmers in Kenya. Since she was seven years old, Janet dreamed of going to school so she could become a productive member of her community. She asked her parents to let her enroll, even though none of her other siblings attended school. However, when …

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Sep 22

ADRA Responding in Puerto Rico and other Major Disaster Locations

ADRA’s emergency response team is currently responding to multiple major emergencies around the world, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, back to back earthquakes 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 …

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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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