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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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Lifestyle Coaching Skills Builds Bridges to Baptism

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 General Conference Health Ministries During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have considered changing their lifestyle choices to experience better health and strengthen their immune system. Perhaps more than ever before, this has opened a window of opportunity for ministering through comprehensive health ministry. Behavior change is…

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Addiction Recovery Training Launched in New Zealand

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 New Zealand Pacific Union| South Pacific Division On November 6-14, New Zealand Pacific Union (NZPUM) hosted the Adventist Recovery Ministries Journey to Wholeness training. According to Ann Johansen, addiction counselor in New Zealand, addictions have been an ongoing issue in New Zealand as it is around…

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First International Congress on Health Promotion

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 New Zealand Pacific Union| South Pacific Division On November 6-14, New Zealand Pacific Union (NZPUM) hosted the Adventist Recovery Ministries Journey to Wholeness training. According to Ann Johansen, addiction counselor in New Zealand, addictions have been an ongoing issue in New Zealand as it is around…

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Hospital and Local Church Partner to Share Hope

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2021 Denver, Colorado, United States | NAD Douglas County in Denver, Colorado, has the highest cost of living anywhere in the state, where poverty is sometimes hidden but growing. Many have faced financial strain for years and it became especially hard during this pandemic. In order to…

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Reaffirming Adventist Church Response to COVID-19

This document has been produced by the General Conference Administration, Biblical Research Institute, General Conference Health Ministries, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department, General Conference Office of General Counsel, and Loma Linda University Health. It builds on the immunization statement voted in April 2015 and affirms both this latter statement, and the information on the…

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Addiction Recovery Training for Church Planting Teams

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 Manaus and São Paulo, Brazil | SAD During the COVID-19 pandemic, a marked increase in the use of substances and other addictions has been noted among all ages. In an effort to meet that need, two church plants in Brazil ministering to people’s felt needs hosted…

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Regular Family Health and Fitness Programs Make a Difference

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 Virtual | Southern Asia Pacific (SSD) The Southern Asia-Pacific Division has implemented regular educational meetings on family health and fitness during this time of Pandemic. Hundreds attended the virtual programs that focused on fitness and healthy choices to prevent disease and promote wellbeing. These meetings occurred…

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Youth Alive Keeps Youth Engaged Through the Pandemic

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 Albania, Lithuania, Thailand | TED and SSD Youth and young adults have struggled during this pandemic when they could not connect with their peers or attend small group meetings in person. The result has been increased symptoms of depression, anxiety and substance use. Youth Alive leaders…

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Lifestyle Coaching Comes to the Middle-East

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2021 Middle-East North-Africa Union (MENAU) Lifestyle change is a process that can be difficult. Recognizing the value of health coaches can be crucial for success. Many health professionals, global mission pioneers, Health Ministries director and volunteers from the Middle-East North-Africa Union attended the Lifestyle Coaching Skills training…

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Local Church Saves Lives Responding to a COVID-19 Crisis

Brazil has been severely hit during the pandemic, and the city of Manaus had some of the worse death rates in the country. In January 2021 hospitals were full and basic equipment such as oxygen was lacking. People were sent home without hope.

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Health Leaders Empowered for Comprehensive Health Ministry

Since the pandemic started in 2020, Israel Field (IF) Health Ministry director Oksana Stoyanova, realized people had many questions about accurate health information. This brough immense opportunities for health education and outreach.

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Global Campmeeting

The very first global virtual campmeeting took place from May 21-25, 2021. Originally meant to be used for the live GC Session which was postponed to 2022, the online platform was adapted to bring together thousands of people to worship, learn, access resources and network with one another.

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