Korean Union | Northern Asia Pacific Division
Dedicated health professionals, educators, pastors, and health ministry directors from Conferences and churches in the Korean Union gathered to attend a week-long comprehensive health training. Organized by Pr. Park, health director, in collaboration with Dr. Ko, health director for the Northern Asia Pacific Division (NSD), both trainings were meant to enable leaders to offer addiction recovery and lifestyle coaching as a means to increase the opportunity to introduce them to God’s love and power in the effort to break away from unhealthy compulsive behaviors or addictions, living healthier lives now and for eternity. During the COVID pandemic, there was an increase in the prevalence of addictions in Korea, reported Dr. Nami Kim, professor at Samhyook University and director of the Addiction Science department. “Our vision is to expand our capacity to train and minister to the needs of those struggling with substance use disorders,” she added. Samhyook university aims to be a reference in Korea in the field of addiction prevention and recovery, using a whole-person health emphasis and a faith-based approach.