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Riding with a Mission

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 On May 22, 2022, I and seven other cyclists embarked on our most challenging sports adventure ever, the “I Will Go” ride, 1,200 miles (1,900 km) from Washington D.C. to the General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri. But it was more than a sports ad…

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World Humanitarian Day (August 19 ).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 Humanitarian aid workers provide life – saving assistance to suffering people all over the world. Those workers who live in conflict zones or in areas devastated by natural disasters are especially vulnerable. Anyone and everyone can be a humanitarian, so read on to learn more about…

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (July 31).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 Many victims of human trafficking have experienced ignorance or misunderstanding in their attempts to get help. This year’s world day against trafficking in persons theme is “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way.” It highlights the importance of listening to and learning from survivors of human trafficking. This…

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International Youth Day (June 15).

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 On this special youth day, the United Nations is focusing on Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages. The 2022 International Youth Day will also raise awareness of certain barriers to intergenerational solidarity, notably ageism, which impacts young and old persons and has detrimental effects…

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GC session posters and exhibits.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 The GC session offered a virtual exhibition experience to Adventists around the world , bringing unique insight into the global church. The resources there are still available in the Adventist collective, sharing an opportunity for members to connect with people and ministries from around the world,…

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Leadership Team was elected at the 61st General Conference Session in St Louis.

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 General Conference Health Ministries It is with a sense of deep gratitude, humility and a strong realization of the urgency of the moment that the General Conference Adventist Health Ministries Team continues serving the Lord and Church we love. Torben Bergland, Zeno Charles Marcel, Katia Reinert…

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Health Leaders Recognized with Medal of Distinction

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 East Central – Africa Division As a Church, we have been blessed with the grace – filled Adventist Health Message which has changed the quality of life of countless members and the communities we serve around the world. In regions far and near we have been…

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Lifestyle Coaching is Launched at the South Pacific Division

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 Australian Union | South – Pacific Division (SPD) On May 27 – 30, 2022, the Australian Union in the South – Pacific Division br ought together pastors, health professionals, and health ministry directors representing various conferences and groups to attend the Lifestyle Coaching Skills training in…

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I Will Go Ride – Exercise and Mission

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2022 General Conference Health Ministries The I Will Go Ride (see Editorial) ride was a creative way to heed the call of “ I Will Go ,” said South – East Asia Union Mission publishing and health director Pham Nguyen To Phuong, from Vietnam – the only…

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Lifestyle Coaching Available Now in Several Languages

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 General Conference Health Ministries Since its first launch in 2019, the Lifestyle Coaching Skills workshop has been made available for hundreds of health professionals, pastors, and lay leaders worldwide. The curriculum is now translated into Spanish, Croatian, and Slovenian. Portuguese, Chinese, Turkish, Farsi, and Arabic are…

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Sharing Secrets for Healthier Living

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Adriatic Union | Trans-European Division (TED) Dozens of health professionals and lay leaders from across the Adriatic Union Conference (AUC) attended a workshop on Lifestyle Coaching from 4 to 6 February 2022. The 15-hour training, held at the Adventist Secondary School in Maruševec, Croatia, aimed at…

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Youth Alive Comes to Collonges

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Franco-Belgium Union | Inter-European Division (EUD) After a long wait since 2020 due to the pandemic, the Franco-Belgium Union (FBU) decided by faith to bring together dozens of youth leaders, youth pastors, youth, and young adults for its launch of Youth Alive on February 16-20, 2022.…

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Addiction Recovery Training Returns in Person

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Portuguese Union | Inter-European Division (EUD) After several attempts to host the Journey to Wholeness addiction recovery training since the pandemic started, the Portuguese Union was finally able to launch the long-awaited event on March 4-5, 2022, at the Lifestyle Center in Penela. Pastors, health professionals,…

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No Health Without Mental Health!

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Writing to his friend Gaius, John the Revelator writes the following: “Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John verse 2). This well-known verse could be…

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World no Tobacco Day (May 31)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit when they realize that smoking increases the risk of severe COVID-19 disease. In 2022, the WHO announces its focus on World No Tobacco Day to be “Tobacco: Threat to our environment.”…

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World Health Day (April 7)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 This year the World Health Organization (WHO) invites all to join a new campaign raising awareness about how the environment relates to health. Amid a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, and heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global…

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World Immunization Week (last week in April)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 The ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people–and their communities–to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Go to https://bit.ly/38ehrcV for helpful videos and general evidence-based information on immunizations. Also, check the Global Campmeeting Covid-19 Resource page for reliable health information about vaccines presented by…

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COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative (MHI)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2022 Share this initiative supporting mental health among youth and young adults during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this COVID-19 Mental Health initiative, we can counter the mental health struggles in the aftermath of the pandemic. Explore free resources and make a difference by becoming a…

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O Come and Go, Ambassadors of Peace

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 As we come to the end of another year facing a pandemic, there is much to reflect upon. Many have experienced pain, loneliness, depression and even despair. On one hand, we have witnessed death of loved ones, loss of jobs, political strife, economic uncertainty, disagreement and…

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Mental Health Resources for Youth

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 The mental health of youth and young adults will remain a major issue that will last beyond the pandemic. As a result, the Unites States Surgeon General created an Advisory on ‘Protecting Youth Mental Health.” The Advisory provides recommendations for action by individuals and institutions, creating…

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