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ADRA: Community Service

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Skill Level 1

1. Read the following Bible texts and explain what they teach about the role God expects each Christian to play in meeting the needs of the poor and suffering in the community:

a. Isaiah 58:3-12

b. Luke 10:25-37

c. Matthew 25:31-46

2. Read Chapter 54 (entitled "The Good Samaritan) from The Desire of Ages by Ellen White and write a list of five key points in the chapter.

3. Explain to your instructor the following:

a. The name of the local Adventist organization that serves the poor and suffering in your town or metropolitan area. What kinds of services does it provide?

b. What the letters ADRA stand for. Give a brief explanation of each word represented, and explain the difference between "development" and "relief"

4. Pack an ADRA box, using the proper procedures for contents, method of packing, and labeling of the box.

5. Meet with the Adventist Community Services leader in your area and ask about projects that your Pathfinder unit or class might be able to accomplish that would help meet needs in your community.

6. Plan a community service project with your Pathfinder unit or class and complete it.

7. Complete at least 10 hours of volunteer service, including both time invested in the project mentioned in requirement number six and time donated to other community service activities.