Service

Humanitarian Work

A call to serve

Since the establishment of the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS) in 1956, the Adventist Church has continually prioritized humanitarian aid and community development.

Today, Adventist humanitarian work reaches into more than 120 countries and serves tens of millions of people every year. This priority springs from a deeply held belief in service. Throughout the Old Testament, God made provision for the poor and less fortunate living in Israel. In the New Testament, the writings of the apostle Paul show a Christian church that gave willingly and generously to support the needy among them. (Deuteronomy 15:1-11, 2 Corinthians 8:8-15)

Our world is full of wars, natural disasters, poverty and famines, and we are motivated to reach out to the suffering in the name of Jesus. Our faith inspires us to show Christ’s love to the world around us. Faith expressed by action may require sacrifice, but it is only by selflessly serving others that we become a true reflection of Christ.

Our active faith is expressed personally in daily service to those around us and corporately in humanitarian organizations such as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and Adventist Community Services (ACS). For Adventists, it is not enough to acknowledge that poverty exists. We must live a life in which the grace God has given us flows on to others in the form of love, care and generosity. (Matthew 25:31-45)

ADRA Australia assisting in Nepal following deadly floods

ADRA Australia assisting in Nepal following deadly floods

Sep 11, 2014

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is establishing two temporary health camps in Western Nepal to assist some of the 180,000 people still...

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In Costa Rica, Adventist youth and ADRA collaborate for community impact

In Costa Rica, Adventist youth and ADRA collaborate for community impact

Sep 11, 2014

Seventh-day Adventists in Costa Rica last month partnered with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency to served in the city of Heredia to...

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North American Teen Lives to Make a Difference

North American Teen Lives to Make a Difference

Aug 20, 2014

When Makaela Smith prepared to begin her eighth grade year at Garden Spot Middle School in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, she had more than just...

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In Venezuela, Adventists participate in city-wide impact in capital city

In Venezuela, Adventists participate in city-wide impact in capital city

Aug 20, 2014

Hundreds of Seventh-day Adventists took a week off from their busy schedules for a major community impact event in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas...

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Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

Roxas City, Philippines – On the hillside of Barangay Siempreviva, a coastal community located in the province of Iloilo, sits a crude concrete...

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ADRA assisting flood victims in Mexico, Cambodia

ADRA assisting flood victims in Mexico, Cambodia

Oct 07, 2013

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is assisting those affected by flooding in Latin America and Southeast Asia by providing food and shelter...

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Our beliefs

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