Adventist Ministries Help People in Need This Christmas; and other world news

25 Dec 2021

This week on ANN.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has worked to bring aid and relief to people around the world. Despite stay-at-home orders and logistical barriers, ADRA never stopped working to serve those who needed them most. ADRA worked to change the lives of more than 35 million people worldwide.

Impact Hope is an inspiring Adventist supporting ministry that works in Rwanda to help refugees get an education. In 1994, Hans and Mindy Thygeson learned that 80,000 refugees had flooded into Rwanda from the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Many of the refugees were not only Christians but Seventh-day Adventists.

Maranatha is an Adventist supporting ministry that works to provide strong, dignified structures for worship and education around the world. Years ago, the Adventist Church in central Kenya sent a missionary to a remote tribe near the border with Ethiopia. Soon the Adventist message was heard and accepted. Maranatha volunteers have gone back to build churches and dig wells to provide clean water through the years.

More than 3 million people are displaced in Iraq—people who have to endure some of the worst torture and war imaginable. Adventist Help, a Seventh-day Adventist supporting humanitarian team, works to provide free medical service to refugees in need. Recently, the Adventist Help team arrived in Iraq and are just about to open their doors again.

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