Heather in the last days of her pregnancy.

Baby Noah.

Saving the Lives of Mommas and Babies.  The EMBRACE project is training midwives, building birthing clinics, and providing new birthing equipment to remote health centers to help welcome new life safely.

Prenatal visit to a clinic in Cambodia.

Prenatal visit in Myanmar.

In many remote villages in Africa, if a woman is having a difficult delivery, the only way to her to a hospital is by a “traditional ambulance” or four people on foot with a stretcher.

In Rwanda, EMBRACE is providing ambulances to remote communities.

One of the many babies that have benefited from the new ambulance in Rwanda.

To learn more about EMBRACE, visit Heart for Maternal Health.

Send Us Your Questions about ADRA

Send us your questions about ADRA.  If we read your question on our podcast, we will send you as our gift, Faith to Change the World, the story of John Howard and how he started ADRA Canada.  Send your questions to stayintouch@adra.ca

Meet the People of Today’s Podcast

Heather Grbic is the Engagement Coordinator in the Supporter Relations Department. She joined the ADRA Canada family in 2014. When she is not out in the field collecting stories for our donors, Heather is responsible for the ADRA Canada Prayer Angels program, coordinates ADRA Church Ambassadors, and reaches out to the youth of the church through Pathfinders and Adventurers programs. She is pictured here with her husband Michael, on a recent visit to ADRA Canada projects in Mongolia.  She is currently on maternity leave.

Frank Spangler is the Communications Specialist in the Supporter Relations Department of ADRA Canada. When he is not out traveling the world filming and photographing ADRA stories, you will find him at his desk editing videos and photographs to help tell the story of what ADRA does. He also works on the website of ADRA Canada and is now producing this monthly podcast. Frank has been filming and producing videos for ADRA Canada since 1989 as a freelance producer. In 2014 he began working directly for ADRA Canada.

Kayla Casey is the social media and website coordinator for ADRA Canada. Kayla is a recent graduate of Andrews University and is actively engaged in keeping our friends and supporters up to date on what we are doing here at ADRA Canada. She is a big fan of podcasts and has helped bring the ADRA Canada Podcast into fruition.

Michael Kirkby is the Design and Communications Coordinator for ADRA Canada. He is responsible for creating many of the visuals that ADRA Canada uses at events and in publications across Canada. As a graduate of the International Studies program at Canadian University College (now Burman University) in Alberta, Michael is now happy to use his degree at ADRA. Before taking this position with ADRA in 2014, Michael honed his organizational skills at an asset management firm in Toronto. Michael enjoys visiting our projects in the field and always returns with many photographs, video footage and stories of his adventures.