ADRA Prepares to Help Tonga From Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami; and other world news

29 Jan 2022

This week on ANN

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) stands ready to respond to needs in Tonga as more details emerge of the extent of the damage caused by a volcanic eruption and tsunami on January 15. Tongan government has issued its first official update, describing the situation as an “unprecedented disaster.” There are three confirmed fatalities, and a number of injuries have also been reported. Some of the smaller islands have suffered the worst damage.

On January 19, the Philippine Publishing House officially moved to its new home in Silang, Cavite, Philippines. The inauguration program was held both virtually and onsite. Adventist leadership from the Adventist Church in Southern Asia- Pacific region, the three local administrative fields in the Philippines, Literature Ministry Seminaries, and literature evangelists joined the dedication ceremony of the new publishing facility.

In Chiapas, Mexico, Adventist Church recently inaugurated a wellness center. The new facility, Centro de Vida Sana Dr. Filiberto Verduzco Avila, will provide natural remedies and preventative medicine focused on holistic health care for the mind, body, and spirit.

ANN sat down with the Health Ministries director for the Seventh-day Adventist, Dr. Peter Landless, to discuss maintaining a healthy lifestyle during COVID-19 pandemic and building up resilience.

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