ADRA steps up emergency operations as COVID-19 rages in India; and other world news | Adventist news

08 May 2021
ANN brings you updated reports from the Adventist community:

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is expanding emergency operations in India to save thousands of lives in communities affected by COVID-19. The country struggles under an unprecedented second outbreak of COVID-19, with more than 40,000 new cases daily. Over 222,000 people have died since the beginning of this year. ADRA is partnering with Adventist hospitals, Adventist churches, and other trusted partners to establish an on-site oxygen generator plant. The life-saving gas system will provide COVID-19 patients with a secure and constant source of oxygen.

Waldfriede Hospital in Berlin-Zehlendorf, a facility of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has again been named one of the best hospitals in Germany this year. In 2020, the hospital was honored in the study "Germany's best hospitals," commissioned by the F.A.Z. Institute and ranked among the best in Germany, in hospitals' category with 150 to 300 beds. The American magazine, Newsweek, and the renowned German online portal for statistics, "Statista," have jointly determined the best hospitals worldwide for the third time. The study was conducted in 25 countries around the world.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church for the central-north region of Espírito Santo in Brazil has broadcast a new program to test knowledge of the Adventist Church's Sabbath School Lesson. Bom de Lição, or A Good Lesson, debuted on the official networks of Associação Espírito Santense on Friday, April 30. Inspired by the Bom de Bíblia program, Bom de Lição will reward the winner with a trip to Novo Tempo, the Adventist Church's official broadcast network in Brazil.

Every pathfinder club from across the South New Zealand Conference was represented at a single event, with over 180 Pathfinders joining together for a Pathfinder Rally camping weekend. The theme for the weekend was "Find Your Path," with guest speakers Lance Boulton, who serves as a youth director for South New Zealand, and Mervin Brown, who serves as youth director for the Adventist Church Fiji. Twenty-one adventurers from the Fijian church also joined the Pathfinders bringing the total number of people marching to more than 200.

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