Critical oxygen production for India’s second wave
COVID-19 is hitting India particularly hard. The aggressive second wave of the pandemic has overwhelmed hospitals that are unable to arrange an adequate oxygen supply for the mounting case numbers.
Agencies are reaching out to expand the number of ICU beds across hospitals, oxygen support services, medical equipment and PPE kits, vaccination services, supply and availability of medicines, and enhanced testing facilities and to overcome the shortage of healthcare providers.
ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) India is coordinating with the local government to enhance their capacity to respond to the critical and immediate needs of treating and managing COVID-19 patients at their hospitals.
“The COVID-19 outbreak has pushed the health systems to a breaking point. Hospitals are operating near or beyond capacity,” said Weston Davis, ADRA country director in India. “We are grateful to be able to provide the new oxygen plant which will now assist in saving more lives. This plant will ensure that the hospitals will depend much less on outside suppliers.
“Please continue to pray and help to expand and mobilize humanitarian relief to combat the urgent situation.” You may support the India COVID-19 Second Wave Appeal at http://bit.ly
Contemporary Theological Challenges Bible conference
The Adriatic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (AUC) organized a Bible conference titled “Contemporary Theological Challenges,” which took place April 16–18, 2021.
Every evening, a biblical message was presented that referred to the time in which we live today. Using the advantages of today’s technology, hundreds of church members and church leaders, mainly from Albania, Slovenia, and Croatia, attended the lectures with great interest.
In a series of seven studies, three lecturers—pastors and professors Daniel Ranisavljević (France), Igor Lorencin (Friedensau, Germany), and Ante Jerončić (Berrien Springs, USA)—focused on the challenges facing the corporate church and individual believers at this time. They explained God’s age-old plan of salvation and what it means to accept Jesus Christ as the Lord of our personal lives and community actions.
They concluded that key to a Christian’s stability in an unstable world is listening to God through His Word and His created works, waiting on the Lord through personal and united prayer, and uniting together for ministry to the church and community. [Drago Mojzeš, tedNEWS]