About ADRA

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was started by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a way to follow Christ’s example of serving and caring for those in need. Put simply, ADRA improves the lives of people around the world. The agency searches out deprivation, social injustice, and need—then works to eliminate them.

ADRA is changing the world in more than 120 countries around the globe without regard to gender, age, ethnicity or political or religious association.  ADRA Timor-Leste is doing it’s part to change the world in the country of East Timor (Timor-Leste).