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So far Kayla Casey has created 8 blog entries.

Lochebei’s Story

Lochebei is a widow in South Sudan. With six children ranging in age from two to fifteen years old, she has a lot of mouths to feed. Before her husband died last year, and a terrible drought came to South Sudan, the family was doing well—they had enough to eat. Her husband herded [...]

2018-09-19T11:11:11+00:00 September 17th, 2018|

Fraser Valley’s Ration Meal Challenge

On February 7, students and sponsors from Fraser Valley Adventist Academy participated in ADRA Canada’s Ration Meal Challenge. For 24 hours they ate nothing but three BP-5 nutrition bars.  These bars are the same distributed by humanitarian agencies when no other food is available. The students efforts raised $2,130.03!  These funds will be [...]

2018-03-29T11:07:46+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

A Day in the Life of Jamilla

Jamilla cares for her husband and two sons. A year ago, Jamilla’s village in Uganda didn’t have access to clean water. Each day she would walk over half a kilometer carrying jugs to collect water from the same source used by the local animals. Today, thanks to generous ADRA supporters, Jamilla’s village now [...]

2018-03-29T11:13:26+00:00 March 5th, 2018|

Stephen Matthews Appointed New Executive Director

Newcastle, ON – On Dec. 28, 2017, the ADRA Canada board of directors voted the unanimous decision of the search committee and elected Stephen Matthews as the Executive Director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada. Matthews will succeed the former executive director, James Astleford, who retired on January 1, 2018. Stephen, [...]

2018-03-29T11:18:43+00:00 January 4th, 2018|

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes seeking safety across the border in Bangladesh. They are in desperate need of food, clean water, and shelter. Each day, thousands more arrive at the makeshift refugee camps and the situation is growing more desperate. For families like Mina’s, the journey has been exhausting. After walking three [...]

2018-05-03T13:30:31+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

Rohingya Relief

Your support saves lives. Hundreds of thousands of people like Amin and his family were forced to flee for their lives seeking safety across the border in Bangladesh. They are in desperate need of food, clean water, and shelter. Each day, thousands more arrive at the makeshift refugee camps and the situation is [...]

2017-11-23T11:49:34+00:00 September 15th, 2017|

The Story of Nakuru

Nakuru, South Sudan, says she doesn’t want to go to school. It’s not that she doesn’t want to work or to learn to read and write, though. The problem is, if Nakuru were going to school all day, who would provide and care for her four younger siblings? Both Nakuru’s parents have died, leaving her [...]

2017-08-17T15:51:53+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

The Story of Grace

JUBA, South Sudan--When I hear stories about what people have suffered in South Sudan, it’s easy to lose heart. But then I think about people who inspire me—people like Grace Athiens. I met 12-year old Grace when we visited Budi, the small county in the eastern part of South Sudan. That’s where ADRA Canada, a [...]

2017-05-25T10:58:36+00:00 June 16th, 2016|