While lockdowns and border closures trapped New Zealanders in their own homes, LAC staff gave up much of their Christmas holidays to look after the physical and emotional needs of 25 international students who couldn’t return home.
Avondale is partnering with the local council to boost the health and wellbeing of residents locked down by restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Developed by the SPD Adventist Health team, the videos are designed to support church members in making an informed choice about vaccination.
Adventists are being encouraged to join a special day of prayer this Sabbath focusing on the health of our countries.
The country has been hit hard by the Delta variant of the virus with hundreds of deaths including 20 Seventh-day Adventists.
Three Avondale ministry and theology students are helping hoops fan and minister Raymon Paletua create safe places for children, and in doing so build the reputation of the Seventh-day Adventists as being community-minded.
Volunteers have been including Signs of the Times magazines in food packs distributed to Fijian families affected by COVID-19.
Pastor Mike Sikuri is among a number of Pasifika leaders featured in posters and billboards in the “Covid Champions” campaign.
Out in rural Nadi are isolated pockets of family homes, some of whom live day-to-day not knowing where their next meal will come from.
Members of Wahroonga church’s “Empty-Nesters” group were faced with cancelling a fundraising dinner, but they came up with a creative alternative.