On April 9, 2021, La Soufrière volcano erupted, displacing thousands of people, including our Adventist brothers and sisters in the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Mission quickly mobilized and began serving 700 meals each day. The food was prepared at the Richland Park and Mesopotamia churches as well as at the mission headquarters. Over the next five months, they prepared and delivered 140,800 meals valued at $656,479.
A number of Adventist organizations provided financial help. “We became aware of the need, thanks to one of our pastors,” explained Laurie Trujillo, director of the NCC communication and development department. “Because one of our strategic initiatives is to engage our community with compassion, even if our community is in another part of the world, the NCC leadership voted to support the St. Vincent and Grenadines Mission.”
Please watch this 3:37-minute video addressed to the Northern California Conference—meaning you, the members.