Hello ADRA Bahamas Family,
Today, our neighbors in the north, the United States of America, celebrate Thanksgiving. It begins the Christmas season in many respects, which is a time of giving. There are many of us here in The Bahamas who pause, reflect and give thanks as well at this time. While it may not be a big part of our culture in The Bahamas, I still wish to pause and say Happy Thanksgiving! In fact, no matter where we are from we are all called to "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." [1 Thessalonians 5:16-18]
I also want to say "Thank You" to each and every one of you for being a part of the ADRA Bahamas team in 2020 in volunteering, liking our page and even donating. We give thanks to God for you. We At ADRA Bahamas truly appreciate you.
[Donation received this week amongst others towards our "Make A Difference" Campaign]
During this time there is so much to be thankful for, even though with the COVID-19 pandemic and the residual effects of Hurricane Dorian, it may have been a rough year for many, and it may be hard for some to give thanks. However, in it all, God has got us and He has all of our situations under control.
This day let’s be grateful for the little things we have. While many of us have a place to sleep at nights, there are still persons who have homes in Abaco and Grand Bahama that were damaged from Hurricane Dorian that have not been repaired and are in critical need of help.
[East End, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas]
There are still children without access to quality education.
As you give thanks today and in this season of giving, consider making a monthly or one time donation to ADRA Bahamas at www.adra.bs/donate and help us continue to help persons rebuild their lives or find all of the many ways you can lead out in your own fundraising campaign on our behalf www.adra.bs/fundraising-events ! Every little helps. No amount is too small to help them live their lives the way God intended so they too can give thanks that someone cared enough to donate to ADRA Bahamas to help them.
"If I could have taken off this mask, you all would see that my smile is from ear to ear! I have twins and they have been sharing my phone, this is a BIG help! THANK YOU, I am a Happy parent at T.G. Glover!" - C. Hanna, Parent of a recipient of a Tablet donation Nov. 20,2020
Happy thanksgiving again, and thank you for joining us in showing justice, love and compassion.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." [1 Thessalonians 5:16-18]
ADRA Bahamas, Country Director