Monthly Archives: September 2020

Recovering from fires – Bega Valley

On the border between NSW and Victoria, three hours from Canberra lies the Bega Valley. With beautiful hills and gorgeous coastal hamlets, it is hard to believe that the region has been ravaged by fires multiple times in recent years. On March 18 2018, fires in Tathra resulted in the […]

Ross’ Story

Ross was happily living out his retirement with his wife in western Sydney, but in the space of a week his life was turned upside down. “My wife passed away very suddenly,” Ross says. “She was only 47. I was quite shocked and heartbroken and I wasn’t in a good […]

Victor Harbor Op Shop Delivering Fun to Disadvantaged School Communities

The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many businesses and families within our local community continue to do it tough. The Victor Harbor ADRA Op Shop sees all too often the vulnerability and disadvantage many are facing. Manager Dawn Peterson, alongside approximately 35 other volunteers at ADRA Op Shop […]

ADRA in North-West Tasmania

ADRA volunteers in the north-west of Tasmania have been supporting their local communities with fresh produce and non-perishable items through the Waratah Community Centre, delivery to the doors, and Smithton Food Pantry. Recently, community interest in the Smithton Food Pantry has grown as result of a Facebook campaign, resulting in […]

Brisbane Spanish Church Reaches Out to International Students in Time of Need

“God has placed in my heart the desire to help international students, since I have also been a student in other countries, and I know it is not easy,” says Pastor Yimi Duarte of Brisbane Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church. “Due to the pandemic many students were left without work and […]

Counselling continues through COVID-19

“Coming home after a lengthy prison sentence can present far more challenges than most people realise. Being constantly told what to do and when to do it can take away a person’s confidence to make decisions. Years without an income takes its toll on the families who wait outside for […]

ADRA Drought Response in SA

  Since December 2019, ADRA has been involved in Drought Relief activities in South Australia. The response has seen a volunteer team visit the Mallee Region, where drought-affected farmers and families were identified. The team then visited with some of those farmers and discussed their situation and listened to their […]

Changes to the ADRA Appeal

For over 100 years Adventists have gone from door to door collecting funds for the Appeal for Missions – an event that later became known as the ADRA Appeal. Fondly known as “Knocktober”, this event became an annual part of the church calendar, and continues to raise vital funds for […]

The Gift That Keeps Giving

When ADRA received a generous bequest from a loyal donor, part of the gift was used to purchase a bus. How useful is a bus, you might ask? Well, for thousands of people in Brisbane’s south, it has made a crucial difference. Each week the ADRA Community Centre in Logan […]