For over 50 years, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (or ADRA as we’re better known as!) has been implementing life-changing projects around the world. ADRA is an international humanitarian organisation and the official humanitarian heart of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and we’re committed to being a literal representation of Jesus’ hands and feet all around the word. We have a presence in 134 countries around the world, supporting more than 30 million people each year with life changing programmes and emergency relief. What’s good to know is – no one is left out of ADRA’s reach. ADRA is committed to assisting all people – regardless of their ethnicity, their race or their religious, political or gender affiliation. We believe Christ’s ministry of compassion should extend to everyone and anyone who is in need – including families in our own backyard of New Zealand.



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  • East Africa Crisis: Resources to help - Click on the links below to download your Hunger Appeal Resources. Thank you for helping save lives! Download Hunger Appeal Video  Download Africa Crisis Poster  Download Africa Crisis PowerPoint (standard)Download Africa Crisis PowerPoint (widescreen)  Download Hunger Buster PowerPoint... Read More
  • ‘I have nothing to feed my family’: Famine, starvation crisis in East Africa - “I have nothing to feed my family,” Gedie says. She is a single mother of 8 children. As she sits inside her grass hut, she describes the urgency of her situation. Failed rains have caused her gardens to... Read More