April 6, 2016, Spokane, WA. The Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists dedicated a 1-mile walking trail that meanders through the pine trees on their property in memory of Dr. Jay Randall Sloop, former Health Ministries Director, who died on a mission trip to the Ukraine two years ago. This was a more than fitting tribute to honor a man who challenged everyone he contacted—patients, friends, church members, even the casual acquaintance—to take seriously their own health: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
On December 3, 2015 Adventist University of Chile (UNACH) graduated 41 individuals who completed the requirements for the Diploma in Evangelism and Education for Health. This one year training program is offered by the Faculty of Theology to prepare pastors and others to more effectively contribute to outreach of the church through Comprehensive Health Ministry initiatives. The students focused on principles of healthful living, mission to the cities, management of centers of influence along with field projects on campus and in the surrounding communities.
Due to the low efficacy among children over the past three seasons, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices no longer recommends using the nasal spray form of the live attenuated influenza vaccine. It is estimated to be only 3% effective for those 2-17 years old compared to the 63% effectiveness of the inactivated influenza vaccine given by injection. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports this position.
PositiveTip: Encourage your children to endure the small pain of an injection for much better protection.