Ukrainian and Transcaucus Union ARMin Training

Attendees in the ARMin training held in Ukraine and Armenia.

Euro-Asia Division (ESD)--Dozens of health professionals, pastors, and lay ministry leaders attended the Adventist Recovery ministries (ARMin) training sessions in Ukraine and Armenia from June 20-28. Sponsored by the local Unions and the Euro-Asia Division, these ARMin training sessions equipped participants to start 12-step Christ centered groups to assist people struggling from harmful practices and addictive behaviors. Nadia Ivanova, ESD HM director, ensured all materials were translated into Russian. Resources needed were made available free of cost for all who attended the training. The leaders and attendees left motivated to create a loving and healing environment in their local churches, embracing those in need of hope and help for their traumatic experiences and brokenness to find healing in these small group meetings.