by Maryellen Fairfax, courtesy Adventist News Network

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) partnered with local churches in Brisbane, Australia, over the weekend of May 2-4 to assemble 112 food parcels for locals in need, with a focus on assisting international students and others who have lost jobs and can’t afford basic necessities.

Irena Pule, ADRA director for South Queensland Conference, put out a call to churches across Brisbane for volunteers to help assemble the parcels. More than 40 people responded—mostly youth and young adults, but representatives of all ages—from eight different churches. They called themselves the ADRA South Queensland Care Crew.

“It was a way for local churches to connect and to be involved with ADRA in a special way during COVID-19,” said Pule. “I just thank God for the opportunity to serve and that churches responded to the call.”

The ADRA South Queensland Care Crew worked hard on Saturday night and Sunday to pack grocery items into parcels.

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