This year's unique set of circumstances has infringed upon the way we do life, but it hasn't inhibited our ability to choose.
Australia's recent bushfires prompted church family on the other side of the globe to reach out and connect.
With the threat of bushfires looming on the south coast of New South Wales, Bega Seventh-day Adventist Church opened its doors to displaced people . . . and their pets.
Many staff have also been personally involved in the firefighting effort as volunteers.
Michael Spoljar's attempts to fight the raging bushfires surrounding his home were proving fruitless. Exhausted and despaired, he cried out for help.
University college in Cooranbong (NSW) offers emergency accommodation for evacuees.
From donating food, to praying with firefighters, to sewing animal pouches, here is what local churches are doing to help Australia's bushfire crisis.