Medical Supplies From Adventist Health Are on Their Way to Africa; and other world news

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Six shipping containers filled with medical supplies from Adventist Health are on their way to Africa to assist with COVID-19 emergency responses in Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This $3 million project results from a partnership between California-based Adventist Health and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the international humanitarian branch of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This shipment is just one of several projects on which Adventist Health and ADRA are partnering worldwide. A third shipment is scheduled for February 2022.

On October 23, 2021, Adventists all over the world will celebrate Creation Sabbath. And, just in time for Creation Sabbath 2021, 'Creation Detectives: The Movie' is now available. 'Creation Detectives' is the brainchild of Manolo Quintanilla and Noemi Duran, director of the Geoscience Research Institute European Branch Office. Quintanilla says, "We noticed that children love comic book superheroes and started a ministry dressing up as superheroes to visit sick children in hospitals. How better to lead children to the ultimate and real superhero, Jesus Christ? Creation Detectives is another way in which we want to harness children's natural interest in comics to teach them about science, the creation, and the Creator."

AdventHealth's West Florida Division has opened the new state-of-the-art Taneja Center for Surgery at its flagship hospital, AdventHealth Tampa. The center will serve the community by providing complex surgeries using the most advanced equipment. Take a look at the newly designed tower with this special report from AdventHealth.

Thailand experienced its first COVID-19 case on January 13, 2020, and successfully contained the virus until December 2020. In January 2021, COVID-19 cases increased drastically, according to local reports. Since September 29, the accumulated number of cases ballooned to 1.5 million, with more than 10,000 new cases per day. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a rapid assessment among 316 migrants in Mae Sot District in Thailand. They found that migrants were getting paid less than the average worker, and work hours were reduced after the COVID-19 outbreak. ADRA Thailand is working to provide aid to 5,000 migrant workers, including 1,000 school-age students.

The Adventist Church in Tanzania celebrated 40,000 new members who embraced the Advent hope through baptism after a three-week media evangelistic campaign. Themed "Peace from Above," the event displayed the full package of the Adventist message, which tackled physical, mental, and human spiritual needs. President of the North Tanzania Union Conference Godwin Lekundayo explained that people attain sustainable peace by choosing God. The message was broadcast live from the main site in Nyamongo, a city in Northern Tanzania, on the border with Kenya. The signal was relayed to more than 4,000 sites across the country, and the event was simultaneously interpreted from Kiswahili into five languages: English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and sign language.

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