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AU Seminary Launches New Required Class

Nearly 200 Seminary students participated in the first required class on health and healing ministry entitled “Health and Lifestyle Transformation.” This class was premiered on September 9-10, 2018 at the Andrews University (AU) campus with much enthusiasm. Dr. Jiri Moskala, dean of the AU Seminary, shared it was his dream for years to offer the course. The new course has an intensive study of the Adventist health message in its contemporary expression and application in a ministry leader’s personal life, work, and outreach.

Get the Screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives, and early detection remains the most important means of slowing or stopping its impact.

The marketing efforts that surround this cause can be a bit overwhelming. Suddenly everything that isn't pumpkin spice is pink, and I've heard the criticism that there is too much emphasis on awareness and not enough on the resources needed for research. 

West Kenya Union and Northern Tanzania CHM Trainings

Kenya and Tanzania | East Central Africa Division (ECD) During the month of August two Unions in the East-Central Africa Division helped sponsor two Comprehensive Health Ministry (CHM) training events. The first took place in Kisumo, Kenya at the West Kenya Union Mission headquarters from August 22-24, 2018. Organized by a collaboration between Health Ministries and Women’s Ministries, attendees were Conference and Union health leaders, administrators, health professionals, and women- and health-ministry leaders. Dr.

New Youth Alive Version is Launched

Kessel, Germany | General Conference The Youth Alive program, used by many around the world to help build resilience among youth against at-risk behaviors, has been revised. The newer edition of the program was launched in Kessel, Germany, during the Global Youth Leadership Congress on July 31-August 4, 2018. Youth Alive is a program drawing together many ministries to collaborate in discipling young people using the iCor (intergenerational churches of refuge) model, which is critical for the success of the program.

International Medical Missionary Congress

Ilsan, North Korea | Northern Asia Pacific Division (NSD) Hundreds of attendees participated of the International Medical Missionary Congress that took place during the International Mission Congress at the KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center) from August 9-10, 2018. One of the aims of the Congress was to promote a correct and balanced understanding of the Adventist health message and to review the mission of medical evangelism which is the right arm of the gospel. Dr. Peter Landless, Health Ministries Director of General Conference, along with Dr.

Tri-Division AAIM Congress

Kenya | African Divisions (ECD, WAD, SID) The 7th Adventist AIDS-HIV International Ministry (AAIM) Tri-Division Advisory was held at the East Central Africa Division (ECD) Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 1-6, 2018. The theme “AAIM- Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow” was chosen to create acute awareness that this ministry is not only to take care of the basic everyday living needs among those affected by HIV, but also to give each individual an opportunity for eternity. According to Dr.

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption!

On August 23, 2018 The Lancet, a leading prestigious and scientific journal originating in the UK published a landmark study of great importance on the topic of alcohol use. It integrates and appears to do some new data analysis from 694 data sources over a 26-year period from 195 locations around the globe. This is the first global, integrated meta data analysis that we have seen on alcohol use. The methodology is strong and they improved the analysis others had done when they could use original data.

Their conclusions are ground breaking and should be definitive in world health. Among the major findings are:

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