After record levels of rainfall caused severe flooding in Auckland (New Zealand) starting on Friday, January 23, teams of volunteers from local Adventist churches gathered to respond.
Adventist teachers Kalesi Ravouvou and Gwenda Vovo were at the Tonga Mission compound when the volcano erupted and tsunami wave hit. As the rising waters flooded the compound, they made their escape. Here they share their experience.
As Australia's bushfire crisis continues, here's an update on how Adventists have been impacted and what the Church is doing to support fire-impacted communities.
This past year, ADRA has responded to hundreds of disasters worldwide. In amongst the heartache and destruction, people are finding hope in the dependable help that you enable ADRA to provide.
ADRA has been working with the Tongan Government, church leaders and district pastors to assist extremely vulnerable cyclone victims.
Adventist Community Services volunteers offered food and other emergency supplies to survivors of a fire that destroyed 15 homes in Hanuabada village, Port Moresby, and damaged 12, leaving nearly 150 people homeless.