ADRA has been present in South-East Asia for over thirty years, serving as a humanitarian front for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. With a base of operations in Thailand, ADRA orginally oversaw Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos until becoming solely concentrated on Thailand
There were variety of programs ranging from surgery, optometry, dental, supplementary feeding, medical outreach, and clothing & blankets distribution. There were over fifty volunteers here at any given time. Khun Warren first arrived as a volunteer working at Kao Idang and Site B & Site II Refugee Camps, Sakeo Province. SAWS office was located at Bangkok Adventist Hospital, with Richard Hall as the Director until 1983 with Warren Scale later becoming his Assistant.