15 Jan 2022
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Nepal has been collaborating with hospitals dedicated to combating COVID-19, as well as rolling out vaccine campaigns in four districts. ADRA staff and volunteers were able to assist many people in this way as they began conducting awareness activities. Nepal is one of the first countries in the southern region of Asia to start a mass COVID-19 vaccination drive. ADRA continues to help our brothers and sisters from Nepal to address their medical needs.
ADRA France was selected among 260 candidates and received a special mention in the 2021 edition of the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic. According to the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, ADRA France was awarded a special mention for the Chalantika Project, which aims to enable children living in the Chalantika slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to return to school.
A Kiribati government minister was among more than 300 people gathered to commemorate Hope Radio’s third anniversary in December 2021. Over the past three years, Hope Radio has become not only an informer, educator, and entertainer; but a powerful evangelistic platform that has changed lives—seen through the baptism of a considerable number of new families into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. According to Kiribati Mission president Taabua Rokeatau, Hope Radio has made a significant contribution to the Kiribati government, especially in fighting COVID-19. Hope Radio has also assisted the Ministry of Health by airing radio spots promoting handwashing and cleaning.
Hope Channel reached a new milestone because Heroes: The Bible Trivia Game exceeded 100,000 downloads globally. Officially released as “Heroes 2” on March 26, 2021, the new game has since changed its name to “Heroes." Heroes' initiative is to encourage users to engage with scripture in a deeper way through Bible studies. Heroes Game co-creator Sam Neves says that there are more versions coming and new updates continually being released.
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