Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency
To help engage the public in response to the refugee crisis, which involves more than 65 million people worldwide, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) collaborated with Potomac Conference's Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., to co-host an information fair and film screening.
The images on Quang Ngo’s TV screen were graphic. It showed just how devastating an impact that Typhoon Haiyan had, not just on the landscape of the Philippines, but the also the people. This was how he ended up on the doorsteps of Allegheny East Conference’s Oxon Hill Filipino church in Oxon Hill, Md., toting some 1,000 T-shirts. “We saw the people suffering and it reminded me of our situation. My family and I escaped our country of Vietnam in a boat,” he said. “When we got to Malaysia, we had no food, no clothes and no water. So we see what’s happening in the Philippines and feel like this was us and we have to do something for them.”
Numerous television, newspapers, and magazines covering the Haiti tragedy have noted or featured Seventh-day Adventists in their reports. Here are 12 leads and links:
More than 300 people recently gathered at Potomac Conference’s Washington Spanish church in Silver Spring, Md., for a fundraising concert that would assist survivors of the deadly disasters that struck Myanmar and China in early May.