ADRA Australia is part of the global ADRA network, and is the official humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA has a presence in 126 countries, and impacts many millions of lives each year. Overseas projects of ADRA include literacy and income-generation programs for women in Nepal, HIV/AIDS awareness programs for people in Malawi, flying clinics for the remote communities of Papua New Guinea, and schools for Myanmar refugees in Thailand.
In Australia, ADRA runs a large range of services including women's refuges, crisis relief and youth resilience programs.
In NSW, ADRA is officially responsible for the provision of emergency accommodation in times of disaster. Kingscliff Church is the official provider of emergency relief in the Chinderah/Kingscliff area. In 2017 we were able to provide meals and accommodation for hundreds of people who had been evacuated from their homes because of flooding. For us here at Kingscliff Church, ADRA is not just an "out there" ministry, it's a "right here" opportunity!
Throughout the year, we take up special ADRA offerings, but the ADRA Appeal, which comes once per year, is a special opportunity to assess our finances and give sacrificially for those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Here at Kingscliff Church, we are a generous, compassionate church; this generosity and compassion flows from our conviction that God has blessed us so we can be a blessing. We are proud to be a part of a local and global community that takes relief, aid, and disaster work so seriously. Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." ADRA and the Kingscliff Church are all about "the overcoming of it." Won't you come alongside us?
For more info about ADRA and what they're doing all over the world, please visit www.adra.org.au