Service: Love In Action

Find Hope and Healing Through a Life of Service

Service
Service

When describing a pivotal moment in the life of Jesus with his disciples the bible says that Jesus “showed them the full extent of his love” (John 13:1 NIV).

How did Jesus show the disciples just how far his love would go? By taking off his outer garment, wrapping a towel around his waist and going from disciple to disciple—washing their feet.

The ultimate demonstration of love is to serve.

Setting aside our own agendas, in service we live out our commitment to the well being of others, often to our own discomfort.

Life often deals a painful blow to our fellow citizens of this world. It may leave a community without clean water, a child without access to education or it may convince a mother who struggles to provide for her children that there are no good options.

Every day the Spirit of God motivates people to act in selflessness and self sacrifice to change the world that others face from a place of hopelessness to one of hope.

Seventh-day Adventists believe that the admonition to love God with all of your mind, heart and soul naturally leads to the commitment to loving your neighbor through acts of kindness and service.

You are invited to discover some of the ways we try to change the world. More than that you are invited to join us and discover how God wants to change the world through you.

man giving blood as an act of service

He Gave His Blood

I walked around the corner to the benches outside the lab, and sitting there was a thin but strong A…

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homeless woman sitting beside shopping cart full of belongings wanting to be helped through the service of The Bridge Foundation

Reaching Arizona’s Homeless Through The Bridge Foundation

By six o’clock Sunday morning, volunteers from The Bridge Foundation are set up and ready to serve s…

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teen girl making a difference through volunteer service

North American Teen Lives to Make a Difference

When Makaela Smith prepared to begin her eighth grade year at Garden Spot Middle School in the U.S.…

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father holding young daughter on sofa thinking about social justice and how he can make a difference

Social Justice, A Christian Duty?

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead t…

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poor couple in foreign country needing to be helped through the service of others

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty

What can you do to help with public affairs and religious liberty?

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Adventists and Religious Liberty

Many have had the “great” experience of driving in your car when, suddenly, behind you blue and red…

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Family in the Phillipines happy for the gift of clean water through the service of seventh day adventist missionaries

Not Forgotten

Roxas City, Philippines – On the hillside of Barangay Siempreviva, a coastal community located in th…

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Family ready to board a plane to travel abroad to participate in a mission service project

It is More Blessed to Give: Maddings on a Mission

When a typical family plans their vacation, some of the first items that make it to the must-have li…

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radio that can be used in missionary service to broadcast the gospel in foreign countries

Serving a New Continent

Take a moment to imagine that your husband has accepted a job in another location. You and your fami…

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woman standing alone as a symbol of domestic violence and the service needed for those experiencing it

Help for the abused

Domestic violence is a terrible plague in communities worldwide, and in some areas, such as the Sout…

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Mission

A message to share Jesus said: “Go and make followers of all people in the world” (Matthew 28:19). Known as “the Great Commission,” these words motivate Seventh-day Adventists. In 1874, John Nevins Andrews left for Europe as the first official Adventist missionary. He organized a group of believers in Switzerland and helped start a publishing…

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Humanitarian

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…

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