ADRA continues to bring relief to India thanks to a generous donation | Adventist news

22 May 2021
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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to expand its response to the current COVID-19 outbreak in India. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, a Missouri-based business, donated more than 430,000 US dollars to help with ADRA’s emergency operations in India. For weeks, the South Asian nation has been struggling with an unprecedented second outbreak that has overwhelmed hospitals and health facilities, killing more than 279,000 people and causing daily cases to surpass 4,000. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds founder, Jere Gettle, felt compelled to respond to the crisis by donating all the proceeds of a recent four-day sale. It is to help ADRA supply life-saving oxygen generation systems and essential medical equipment to Adventist hospitals caring for critical COVID-19 patients in India.

Three Adventist boys were found and rescued after being lost at sea for more than 50 hours in the South Pacific. The boys went missing in the waters off Mota Lava island in Vanuatu on Friday, May 14. The boys are 11, 14, and 16 and are Pathfinders who reportedly went fishing.

Mental well-being has been a top priority for AdventHealth, as chaplains and clinical mission integration specialists extend resources to combat stress and burnout. The pandemic has made the demanding job of care providers even more challenging.

The website has been revamped and now offers an updated page with Adventist missionary books, children’s literature, and books by Ellen White in 13 languages -- among them English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, and Arabic.

ANN In-Depth is back on May 24 with new episodes, starting with a conversation with Katia Reinert on addiction and COVID-19. Other healthcare experts will be on one of the episodes to come, shown on Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 25, at 12 p.m. EST.

Adventist Mission shares a story of a young woman who shared Jesus in Trinidad and Tobago. Magdalina wants to live the rest of her life sharing Jesus with others. For more Adventist mission stories, visit Adventist Mission

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