by Suyane Scanssette, courtesy Adventist News Network
“The resident alien who lives with you will be treated as a native of the land. Love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. ” This advice from Leviticus 19:34 was given to the Hebrews, fresh from their Egyptian exodus, more than four thousand years ago.
Taking this divine counsel seriously, Adventist volunteers from Northeast Maranhão, Brazil, organized a charitable event in August to help Venezuelan families who are camped in the makeshift bus terminal area in São Luís, the state capital.
Local businessmen, bakers, the São Bernardo Residents Association and members from the Adventist Solidarity Action, collaborated to provide breakfast, basic food baskets and clothes to families staying at the bus station.