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 responds across south Asia to help thousands affected by monsoons

ADRA responds across south Asia to help thousands affected by monsoons

Torrential rainfall has already devastated many households in the regions of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, causing landslides. The recent downpour has been blamed for the deaths of 180 people and...

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Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

Stepping forward to help during the U.S. border crisis

As was reported by the Los Angeles Times, a way that a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Blythe, California (part of the Southeastern California Conference), has addressed community needs is by setting...

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Learning to read the word

Learning to read the word

Yader José Garcia Cruz is from Paraná in the La Unión Department of El Salvador. He was declared deceased when he was born, but by God’s miracle he came back to life. However, he suffered brain damage...

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Conspiracy in North America

Conspiracy in North America

What if our Adventist churches across North America began a conspiracy?  What if we decided in harmony with all the other churches across Bermuda, Canada, the United States, and the islands of Guam...

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ADRA project for children with disabilities is carried out in Georgia

ADRA project for children with disabilities is carried out in Georgia

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is implementing a project to increase the availability of educational social services for children with disabilities in Georgia. The project includes...

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ADRA Chile aids tornado victims in the south-central area of the country

ADRA Chile aids tornado victims in the south-central area of the country

South-central ​​Chile residents shuddered in the wake of  a tornado that swept through Los Angeles, followed by a waterspout near ​​Talcahuano and Concepción on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May...

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