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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)

In Thailand, Adventist university hosts mobile eye surgery clinic

In Thailand, Adventist university hosts mobile eye surgery clinic

Feb 10, 2015

A Seventh-day Adventist university in Thailand recently hosted a group of volunteer ophthalmologists who offered free eye care for more than 250...

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In Sierra Leone, ADRA decontaminating homes to stop Ebola’s spread

In Sierra Leone, ADRA decontaminating homes to stop Ebola’s spread

Feb 03, 2015

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Sierra Leone is helping to operate a home decontamination program to prevent the spread of Ebola, an...

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In Liberia, ADRA distributing $110,000 worth of supplies to Ebola survivors, victims

In Liberia, ADRA distributing $110,000 worth of supplies to Ebola survivors, victims

Jan 08, 2015

The Adventist Development Relief Agency is collaborating with a local church in Monrovia, Liberia, to distribute supplies to some 600 Ebola survivors...

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Denomination appoints Ebola response coordinator

Denomination appoints Ebola response coordinator

Dec 18, 2014

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has appointed an Ebola Response Coordinator in a move that Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders say will...

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North American Teen Lives to Make a Difference

North American Teen Lives to Make a Difference

Oct 23, 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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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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