Feb 07

Displaced by the war – Tetiana’s story

Tetiana, her ten-year old son Artem*, and Tetiana’s retired mother were forced to relocate when the war broke out in their hometown of Kherson. Shortly before the war, the family lost their breadwinner, so Tetiana now had to carry the burden of providing and caring for her family alone. “The …

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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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Jun 01

Feed a Child – Rabson’s story

“We mainly ate pumpkin leaves and maize, but it was lacking nutrition. My grandchild was underweight and malnourished.” Rabson lives in rural Zambia with his wife, children, and two-year old grandchild, Emmanuel*. Rabson is a farmer, but he struggled to produce enough crops to provide for his family. They ate …

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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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Apr 06

Easter Devotion

Thank you for partnering with ADRA to serve humanity so all may live as God intended — free from poverty and disadvantage. The year has gotten off to a flying start, and I am certainly looking forward to Easter as a moment to pause and reflect on what truly matters. …

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Mar 10

Mobilising women to be mission minded

At the end of 2021, Women’s Ministries Directors from around Australia decided they would like to collaborate on a national project to raise awareness and money for a worthwhile cause. The Blossom Project was chosen and launched early in 2022. Working with ADRA, Adventist Women Australia decided to set a …

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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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Jan 10

Fleeing the war – Anna’s Story

UPDATE: 23 January 2023. Anna and her family fled to the city of Dnipro after a missile strike in their hometown of Lysychans’k, Ukraine. Five hours away from home, Anna and her family lived in relative safety alongside other displaced Ukrainians who were trying to rebuild their lives in this …

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May 19

Building a Brighter Future – Shupikai’s Story

“We were living from hand to mouth, barely able to afford money for food and school fees.” Shupikai sits in the shade of her mudbrick home, a wide smile on her face. The two youngest of her five children play in the open area beside her home, their laughter drifting …

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