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Serving the homeless, sick, and food insecure in the face of a pandemic

Social distancing. It’s a term that has become ubiquitous in light of the coronavirus disease pandemic. According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center, “Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.” Unprecedented, widespread measures have been enacted to decrease gatherings and increase physical space between individuals in public spaces. While...

Baptism in Croatia plea despite coronavirus lockdown

This was no ordinary baptism but, in the small village of Utolica, Croatia, a little more than 60 miles (100km) south of Zagreb and near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, it became a small but significant event.  Marijan Plačković, a native to the region, had begun studying God's Word before the coronavirus crisis hit. On the basis of his new knowledge and experience with God, he made a decision to stand with Christ and publicly express it through baptism. He regularly attended the local...

Faith FM providing hope and support in troubled times

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause incredible pain and hardship around the world, it’s also giving the Seventh-day Adventist Church an unprecedented opportunity to share God’s peace and hope, and to demonstrate Christianity in action. Adventist-owned radio network Faith FM has implemented a number of spiritual and practical initiatives to support communities around Australia. “Amidst the isolation, people in our communities may find themselves in need of practical support, and we...

ADRA Mexico distributes thousands of hand sanitizers in Mexico City and Monterrey

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Mexico began distributing thousands of antibacterial gel bottles or hand sanitizers this week to persons over 65 with chronic diseases and special needs, as cases of the coronavirus increase in the country. As of Mar. 25, Mexico’s Federal Health Secretary reported that there were six deaths as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, 475 confirmed cases, and some 1,656 suspected cases. More than 180 ADRA volunteers, most of whom are church members,...