This recently opened institution is located a few kilometers from the heart of Kiev where more than 30 people have been killed in the civil unrest that is shaking Ukraine. While many have fled the city, the staff of our Center remain faithfully sharing the healing love of Jesus.
Yury Bondarenko, MD, MPH, medical director, shares this powerful testimony. In spite of the turmoil, 20 people attended an evening program on Healthy Sleep. Following the close of the last evening, a 39 year woman came to Dr. Yury to thank him and concluded “especially the spiritual part of the program.” He answered with a “praise the Lord.”
[Information provided by To Phuong, Health Ministries Director for Vietnam] Long Thanh Health Expo was the first health event organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vietnam for the purpose of exposing the general public the Adventist lifestyle. This was held on 8-9 December 2013 in Phuoc Thai high school and clinic. This was the first time the church conducted a program in a government place.
Modern life provides much exposure to media and real life violence. Does this lead to desensitization emotionally and physically? College students were randomly assigned to view a series of violent or nonviolent high-action movie scenes. The researchers found cognitive and emotional empathy decreased in those watching higher levels of violence, compared to those viewing the non-violent movies, suggesting desensitization occurs.
PositiveTip: "The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence." Psalm 11:5 (NLT).