Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 2nd Quarter 2021
Virtual | General Conference Health Ministries
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. During this time, GC ministries and institutions shared main stage presentations and seminars under six different areas of interest: from spiritual growth and theology to health ministries, discipleship and training, mission outreach, media ministries, and education, among others. A large virtual exhibit hall contained booths for various ministries and organizations. At the booths attendees could network with leaders virtually or by chat and also access and download various resources. Attendance was free and available live or pre-recorded in three different times zones. The GC Health Ministries department sponsored various presentations relevant for the pandemic, including a youth and young adult program entitled “Youth Alive and Mental Health.” One attendee wrote, “This was one of the most excellent programs on mental health and youth I have seen this year. I wish more people can see these programs and be inspired.” (See page 2 for resource links of the pandemic).