Monthly Archives: August 2019

First Adventist safe house opened in PNG

This post was originally written for and published¬†by¬†the Adventist Record. In what is believed to be a first for Papua New Guinea Union Mission, the Silva Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church has opened a family violence shelter on their property in June Valley. The refuge will provide temporary accommodation for those […]

Your 10,000 Toes Update

The 10,000 Toes Campaign is a partnership¬†between ADRA Australia and the¬†South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church committed to stamping out diabetes in the South Pacific. Dr Lillian Kent, a Conjoint Lecturer at Avondale College of Higher Education, has recently completed the 10,000 Toes program trial in Fiji. The […]

Hidden Gems in the Mitcham Op Shop

The Mitcham ADRA Op shop is a humble store located on the outskirts of Melbourne selling various clothing and household items to shoppers. Those who come into the store are welcomed by the store‚Äôs manager Marina Wirenski and the volunteers that help keep the store in order. Marina promotes meeting […]

The future for They Are Not Alone project

The They Are Not Alone (TANA) project started a few years ago, sparked by a lecture from Avondale‚Äôs Dr Brad Watson and spearheaded by one of the students who listened to the lecture, Linda Ciric. The initial campaign had two goals: to raise $100,000 through a partnership with ADRA Australia […]

Oil and development in Timor Leste

One of Australia’s closest neighbours, Timor Leste, is a young country. In fact, it is currently the fourth-youngest country in the world. After centuries of occupation,¬†Timor Leste¬†was officially declared independent in 2002. Since then, the nation of Timor Leste has been working hard to establish itself and repair the physical […]

Jamal’s Story

Jamal* is an eight-year-old girl from Syria. She lives with her parents and three siblings all in a one-room home in the Dekweneh area of Lebanon. Their house is hand built by their father with only blocks of stones. Staying with five members in a confined area distracts Jamal from […]

The global impact of ADRA’s reach

ADRA Australia is part of a global network and has offices all over the world. In Australia alone, we partner with 11 countries. Often we focus on what ADRA Australia has done within our borders and through these partner countries. But this means we can easily forget how far ADRA […]