Urban Centers of Influence

Origins Museum of Nature: State-of-the-Art Adventist Museum

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Reaching tourists from cities around the world, Origins is the church’s first high-technology museum.

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Peace Music Academy Uses Melodies to Win Hearts

Khon Kaen, Thailand

Through music lessons, the residents of Khon Kaen, Thailand are making friends, growing in ability, and finding peace.

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Think Green Recycling Center

Cairo, Egypt

"The first challenge was to clean up an area that ran 260 feet (80 meters) along the academy’s north wall. This was where piles of garbage rose to eight feet in height."

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Overnight House for Homeless Women Has Served for 25 Years

Leipzig, Germany

According to unofficial estimates, the facilities have lodged and supported around 2,000 women.

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Reaching for the Stars to Reach Hearts in the City

near Seoul, South Korea

The training focuses on various topics such as astronomy, ecology, brain science, and nanoscience. In the past two years, 80 school principals have participated. . .

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Offering Hope in Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam

The seven-story building houses a bookstore, a health food store, a foreign-language school, a music school, a health center, ADRA’s Vietnam headquarters, and meeting halls for two congregations.

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The Mobile Life Hope Center

San Francisco, United States

Mobile clinic sets up on church properties to provide free dental and vision care plus free medical screening.

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Family Center Offers State-of-the-Art Care to Kids with Special Needs

Kansas City, United States

This world-class facility serves as a welcoming, safe place for children of many diverse abilities. A first-of-its-kind harness system allows all kids, regardless of disability, to explore their environment independently.

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Revive Café

Auckland, New Zealand

Jeremy Dixon, New Zealand author of eight cookbooks, also has a cafe where he serves healthful food. He's on a mission to help others eat healthfully and to help some start similar cafes.

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OYIM Volunteers Teach Spanish, Fitness, More at Life Hope Center

Santiago, Chile

One-Year-In-Mission volunteers are teaching language classes for immigrants, fitness classes for kids, and healthy cooking classes for families at a Life Hope Center in Chile's capital.

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Centro CEF Reaches Out through Art, Health Classes & More

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

The Centro CEF Urban Center of Influence reaches out in multiple ways, including an online support group for women, art and language tutoring for kids, home visitation, and more.

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Bronx Food Pantry

New York City, United States

Twenty years ago, a nurse in New York City began sharing her own food with people suffering extreme poverty in the Bronx. Today, the project has grown to serve 7,000 people.