May 07

Maria’s Story

The sound of roosters crowing fills the air long after the sun has risen. Maria leads us between the wooden houses of her village to an open space in the …

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Apr 02

A sanctuary in the heart of Blacktown

In the heart of Blacktown, perched above the hustle and bustle of commuters pouring out of the train station, lies the ADRA Blacktown Community Centre. For over a decade, a …

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Mar 14

Addressing depression after the drought

Depression and anxiety are mental health challenges that have faced many people in communities affected by severe drought. Even once physical relief comes, whether through rain or funding, the effects …

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Feb 13

Dewi’s Hope

Everyday life for Dewi, her husband Abyasa and their two children changed in the blink of an eye on September 28, 2018. Dewi, Abyasa and their three-year-old son, Budi, had …

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Feb 07

ADRA responds to Townsville Floods

The people of Townsville have always been community minded, so the response to the current flooding is no exception. Having received a year’s worth of rain in nine days, Townsville …

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Dec 05

Relief from the Drought

Your donations to ADRA’s recent Drought Relief Appeal are making a real difference in the lives of farmers and their families. Take the rural kids from far-flung farms and stations …

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Oct 04

Falling Through the Cracks

Four years ago, Jonathon was comfortable. Then his life turned upside down. He recounts an incredible journey of heartbreak, despair and, ultimately, hope. It’s 2am. Cold and dark. Jonathan lies …

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May 03

Speaking up for Fairness and Generosity

Ahead of next week’s federal budget, there have been reports of further cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget. In response, Adventist leaders have spoken out, encouraging church members to advocate for …

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Dec 05

Meet the Mackay Op Shop Volunteers

Tuesday 5 December was International Volunteer Day. Below, four volunteers share their stories.   Maciej A listening ear—this is what local pastor Maciej provides to the customers at ADRA’s Mackay Op Shop by …

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Nov 27

Debbie’s ADRA Appeal Story

The day starts with prayer in Berwick, Victoria as volunteers from Pakenham Church prepare for a roadside traffic collection for the ADRA Appeal. Debbie, leading her team of 22 volunteers, …

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