AY Honor Serving Communities Requirements used by North American Division - United States
Prologue: This honor is available only to clubs inside the North American Division. For those outside the North American Division, use the Community Service honor instead.
1. Read the following Bible texts and explain what you think God is asking us to do to help the poor and suffering in our community:
2. Read Chapter 54 (titled “The Good Samaritan”) from The Desire of Ages by Ellen White and write a list of five key points in the chapter.
3. Explain to your instructor the following:
- a. What is the name of the Adventist organization in your country that serves those in need? What kinds of services does it provide?
- b. What is the name of the Adventist organization that serves those in need outside of the United States, Canada, and Bermuda? What kinds of services does it provide?
4. What do the letters ADRA stand for? Give a brief explanation of each word represented, and explain the difference between “development” and “relief”.
- a. What items are usually included in a personal hygiene kit?
- b. What items are usually included in a cleanup bucket?
6. Assemble a personal hygiene kit or cleanup bucket and donate it to Adventist Community Services, ADRA Canada, or a homeless shelter.
7. Do one of the following:
- a. Meet with the Adventist Community Services (in the United States and Bermuda) or ADRA Canada (in Canada) leader in your area and ask about projects that your Pathfinder unit or class might be able to accomplish that would help meet needs in your community.
- b. Alternate Requirement: Ask an Adventist Community Service or ADRA Canada leader in your area to make a presentation to your Pathfinder Club or Unit which would include giving suggestions of how youth could help meet needs in your community.
8. Plan a community service project with your Pathfinder unit or class and complete it.
9. Complete at least 4 hours of volunteer service, including both time invested in the project mentioned in requirement number eight and time donated to other community services activities.