IntraVic

There’s been a lot of visitors in the garden at ADRA’s Community Centre in Springvale! Representatives from the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the City of Greater Dandenong, South- East Community Links and Afri- Aus Care visited in May to see how we can further...

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Tito’s Story

It was a privilege to be part of the Nuer community conference in June. The conference covered and provided training over a range of topics from mental health, to conflict management, AOD and community development initiatives. Guest speakers included Mayor, Cr Roz...

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A Young Achiever

Each year the Victorian Young Achiever Awards recognise the achievements of young people across Victoria. The purpose of the awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of...

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Change in the Wind

Changes at the Division have seen a structural change within this frontline ministry. Brenton Lowe, an LE team leader from WA has been appointed as Literature Ministries Coordinator within the Adventist Media Network and is the one to contact now if your church would...

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Pavilions update

The much anticipated major works on the Nunawading Estate have commenced! Since the ground-breaking ceremony last year, significant preparatory works have been undertaken with over 6,000 detailed design schematic drawings created across multiple consultancy...

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From the President

We have some great news from our recent administrative meetings. Building is underway! Progress is underway at the old campground. Builders are onsite, a very large excavator has arrived and is at work - ‘Pavilions’ has started! Thanks so much for your prayerful...

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FaithFM

Adventist  radio station Faith FM has experienced significant growth in the past few months, with a steady roll-out of new stations in various locations across north New South Wales and Queensland—including Port Macquarie, Lake Cathie, Wauchope, Armidale, Glenn Innes,...

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WAYMAKER

  Apple. When you hear the word it may conjure up a number of different thoughts; expensive computers, expensive software, expensive phones…android public enemy number one, fruit.  Apple is a brand name. It doesn’t really denote an individual product. Our desire...

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Outstanding NAPLAN

Heritage College was recently recognised in the Herald Sun and The Age for achieving a ‘substantially above average’ gain in latest NAPLAN results. The staff at Heritage College work hard to develop a culture of continuous improvement. It is this culture of analysis,...

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Basketball Academy

Edinburgh College recently commenced offering Elite Basketball programs throughout the school term and holidays. The program is open to Edinburgh students and students from the local community and is run by professional coaches from the USA and locally.

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Canberra Trip

Year 5 and 6 students enjoyed a fantastic trip to Canberra. Students visited the CSIRO, climbed Mount Ainslie and explored the Australian Institute of Sport. They toured Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Royal Australian Mint and the War...

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ADRA Welding Initiative

A pilot welding initiative (Chisholm Skills and Jobs Centre, Job Prospects, Department of Justice) will provide intensive job-ready training for former offenders, making outdoor chairs for the garden at the Springvale South ADRA Community Centre. Participants will...

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Soul Food Kitchen

After a year of meetings with Cardinia Shire Council, Angela Makiru from Cranbourne Adventist Church has secured council premises to operate her Café – Soul Food Kitchen. The submission to council was a joint proposal between ADRA and Soul Food to operate a facility...

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Pastors’ Retreat

Victorian Pastors were richly blessed as they met together for three days in March. The retreat provided a time for pastors to fellowship, spend time in the Bible together, engage in wide ranging discussions and pray together. Jerry and Janet Page, from the General...

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A Collaborative Effort

Through a collaboration with the Nuer Community, Taskforce, Afri-Aus Care and the Victorian Police a further $50,000 will support the community development activities at the ADRA Community Centre at Springvale and the South–East Community Links with the following: 1....

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Ordaining Trent

End of March saw Trent Martin ordained. Many of you may know him from his years working in the Youth Department. He has also served at Frankston and Dandenong Polish churches and currently is with Mernda Church and Gilson College Mernda. Trent grew up in Lismore NSW,...

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Congratulations Andrew

Andrew Wilson’s ordination took place at Bairnsdale in early March. Unlike Quinten, Andrew grew up in a non-Christian home and rarely even considered God’s existence, although he did wonder what life was about, if there was something more to it and what happened after...

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ADRA Vic Secures Federal Funding

Praise God! ADRA Victoria has been approved $159,826 of Federal DSS funding to support fourteen ADRA projects across the state! $4,300 of this is to fund three Tasmanian projects. The funding will support volunteers and staff who work across our program areas:...

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Why are our Schools Growing?

It is exciting to know that our schools are growing – each year we add more buildings to meet the growing demand for places in our schools. This year, for example, we are spending in excess of $5 million on new buildings. We are fortunate that almost 50% of this is...

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