Nov 23

Give a Child a Better Life

“I am working hard so my children can get the education I didn’t have.” – Norn, Cambodia. When Norn was just five years old, her father passed away. Her parents worked in rural Cambodia raising cows, and without her father, the workload fell to Norn. As a result, she couldn’t …

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Oct 01

Help Aussies in Need – Perri’s Story

“We went into hardship on our mortgage and my sick pay ran out, my annual leave ran out, everything ran out, and we were living off nothing.”  Perri and her husband were living the Australian dream: they had a mortgage on a home and Perri was facing a promotion that …

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Aug 10

Micah Women Leaders Delegation in Canberra to Promote a Safer World for All

10 August 2023 Earlier this week, 45 influential Christian women leaders brought together by Micah Australia converged in Canberra to advocate for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. The Micah Women Leaders Delegation, comprised of women from over 12 church denominations and Micah’s coalition of Aid and Development members, …

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Jul 28

San leaders pack relief parcels for ADRA

“Together: Collaborating as a community to get where we need to go” was the key theme of Adventist HealthCare’s (AHCL) annual Focus Day for 2023. Held each year, Focus Day is an opportunity for the San leadership team to examine the hospital’s mission, recognise achievements of the previous financial year …

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Jul 16

Partnership between Indigenous College and ADRA Op Shop

A years-long partnership between Bindoon Seventh-day Adventist Church, ADRA Australia and Mamarapha College is supporting Indigenous students with their tertiary studies. Located in Karragullen, Western Australia, Mamarapha College was established in 1997 and is part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system. “Mamarapha College provides a unique opportunity for Indigenous people …

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May 15

Ironman Fundraiser for ADRA

Andrew Thompson completed his first Ironman Triathlon and fundraised over $4,300 for ADRA Australia. A full-distance Ironman Triathlon is a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km cycle then finishing with a full 42.2km marathon run. On May 7, Andrew completed the Ironman Triathlon in a time of just over 14 …

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Apr 17

Jim’s Testimony – ADRA Blacktown

“I’d lost my health, job, wife, kids, house, and freedom.”  In the space of a year, Jim’s life was turned upside down. He worked in the liquor industry for more than 20 years, but after choosing to give up his drinking and recreational drugs habits, cracks in his marriage started …

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Mar 22

ADRA and Avondale bring affordable counselling to the community

A collaboration between Avondale and one of the largest op shops in Australia is bringing affordable counselling to the local community. One-hour sessions have been offered by qualified counsellors and supervised final-year counselling students at the ADRA Op Shop Morisset on Mondays and Wednesdays since March 1. “After working extensively …

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Jan 30

Estelle Hawkins Awarded North Burnett Citizen of the Year

ADRA volunteer Estelle Hawkins is the recipient of the 2023 North Burnett Citizen of the Year. Estelle has demonstrated wholehearted commitment to serving the community of Monto and North Burnett for the past 20 years. She was the key driver behind the opening of the ADRA Op Shop Monto, which …

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Jan 18

Christmas food support at ADRA Wantirna

“Would anyone in the community care if our church closed? Would anyone, other than church members, notice?” This was the question the pastor of Wantirna Seventh-day Adventist Church asked his congregation six years ago. The silence that followed was uncomfortable. The members knew that if the church closed its doors, …

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