Health Ministry Congress in Colombia Equips Health teams for Mission

News March 31, 2023

North Colombia Union|Inter-American Division

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2023

The North-Colombia Union brought together hundreds of health professionals, lay health promoters, and supporting organizations for a joint health ministry congress in Santa Marta, Colombia, from December 6-10,2022. The goal was to equip participants with a biblically sound, evidence-based, and unified approach to the health ministry work in that territory. Attendees received training on the core philosophy of comprehensive health ministry from experienced health professionals currently active in outreach programs. They organized health professionals association with the aim of better coordinating the work in the various regions. Leaders enjoyed early morning exercises, inspirational worship, practical workshops, and exchanged best practices in ministry. Pr. Mauricio Buitrago, Health Director for the Union and event organizer, noted that a priority was to unite the various levels and types of ministry in one focus under a compassionate, Christ-centered, balanced ministry approach modeled after Christ’s example. Participants left inspired to extend Jesus’ healing ministry and use His method.

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