Adventist Community Services (ACS) coordinators and volunteers are mounting a response to the deadly storm system that has swept across the U.S. this past week, causing severe damage and killing at least 35 people according to media reports.
are working with state officials to coordinate when and where they are most needed so their help and skills will be most effective. More information about how to volunteer or what items may be needed will be shared when it becomes available.
ACS is able to leverage its partnerships and bulk purchasing power to provide goods to disaster survivors for a fraction of retail cost, a financial donation
to ACS is the best way to help your church provide vital supplies and relief. More information will be available soon regarding specific needs. MORE [Photo: U.S. Air Force Staff Sargent Michael Webb and Arkansas-Louisiana Conference ACS Disaster Response Coordinator Lavida Whitson meet to begin setup for off-loading donations to the affected areas.]
The daily podcast “Plug into Life” by Elizabeth Talbot,
Speaker/Director of Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, has reached 60,000 subscribers. Launched in 2013, the podcast is free and available for streaming on iTunes. The podcasts are a series of one-minute devotionals that are updated daily.MORE
ADRA Canada has provided warmth to 25,000 people in rural Syria this winter
A memorial service for Dr. Jay Randall Sloop was held
with a $1.2 million grant from the Canadian government and in collaboration with ADRA Denmark. To save their lives, many families have left everything and fled their homes. The UN estimates that the ongoing crisis in Syria has led to the displacement of 6.5 million people. Read Rita's story, "Frostbitten, Injured and Homeless," and about The Winterization Assistance for Syrian IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) project
Sabbath, April 26, at the Yakima Adventist church. The streamed event is still available on the church website
Sloop, a retired obstetrician, was the Health Ministries director for the Upper Columbia Conference. He was helping church leaders in Kiev establish a lifestyle center there when he went missing
during an early morning walk on May 14, 2013. Many searches have been conducted with the help of hundreds of volunteers and experts, but no trace of him has ever been found.
A Jay Sloop Memorial Fund has been set up and will be used to assist students attending Yakima Adventist Christian School, Walla Walla University (College Place, WA) and Union College (Lincoln, NE). MORE