Hope Bible is Launched during Global Health Conference

A new Bible, the Hope Bible, was launched during the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle on July 9, 2019 as a resource for health practitioners, chaplains and anyone hoping to share a message of hope and healing with others. Mario Martinelli, CEO of Editorial Safeliz in Spain, collaborated with the GC Health Ministry and Chaplaincy teams to compile articles, and content that were added as resources in addition to the Sacred Bible text, in an effort to focus on healing messages to the hurting.

Adventists in Chile Raise Awareness about the Harms of Smoking

Hundreds in Chile Marched in honor of World No Tobacco Day on May 25, 2019 to raise awareness about the link between smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - a disease that affects a high percentage of smokers. Adventist church members of Buin, joined by church supporters marched for health in the city center of Buin, delivering over 1,000 missionary books about family and health. Hundreds of invitations were given for people to come on the same day to the central square for a free lung screenings.

Youth Alive is Launched in Europe

The Trans-European Division launched the updated Youth Alive program from August 13-25, 2019. Albania was the first country to have the newly updated program from August 13-18 followed by Lithuania on August 19-24. “I liked everything; it was super fun. I learned about sexuality, depression, how to be happy, and how to choose the right things,” says Joana Hallkaj, a 13-year-old participant in Albania. Leo N.

Adults and Youth Come Together for Youth Alive Training and Conference

On August 26-31 the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division held a Youth Alive Training and Conference in Maun, Botswana. Union leaders for youth, health, and family Ministries from various Countries joined youth leaders for the facilitator’s training. Once equipped, facilitators led out in the Youth Alive Conference small groups that followed. GC and Division Health, youth and family specialists presented topics on physical, mental, spiritual health, and youth leadership focusing on how to build resilience among teens against at-risk behaviors.