Eastern Venezuela Union | Inter-American Division
Dedicated health professionals, pastors, lay leaders, and health ministry directors from Conferences and churches in the West Venezuela Union gathered to attend the 12-STEP Journey to Wholeness training from Adventist Recovery Ministries Global co-sponsored by the East Venezuela Union, Inter-American Division, and the General Conference. The event took place in Caracas, Venezuela, on September 15-17, 2023, with 120 people in attendance eager to learn how to make a difference in their communities. “Addictions are a major issue affecting the community, and we need to offer people care and hope,” said Dr. Darlis Elvimar, Union Health Ministries director. The participants received access to resources and facilitator training, equipping them to lead 12-step groups in the churches and communities. The West Venezuela Union was also represented by a team of health professionals who were committed to bringing the ministry to the health institutions and churches in the East of the country. The pastors and Union administrators pray this will enhance the ministry they are already doing reaching people with a message of hope and wholeness.