God Was at Work God was at work in Lexington, Kentucky -- calling, equipping, inspiring, and training His people for the ministry of care, compassion, healing and restoration in their local communities. It was an opportunity to be equipped, to meet others with similar callings, to look for opportunities for service, and to be inspired by stories of restoration. As a functional nutrition health coach, I found opportunities to grow, be challenged, and expand my tools and vision for ministry. The morning plenary sessions helped us see what was new, interesting, and practical. From Pastor Shawn [...]
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Health Summit... What a Blessing What a blessing to have experienced Health Summit 2023, with a wonderful “Power to Heal” theme! I had the privilege of attending the full Summit, from the General Session on Sunday evening to the Sabbath afternoon activity to the Ark Encounter! If you couldn’t make it, here’s the inside scoop on what you might’ve missed out on... Our general sessions included various health ministry topics, including health evangelism, health disparities, environmental health, child mental health, among others. Our leadership development sessions included classes on understanding your community, how to connect with [...]
Pickleball... The Newest Form of Health Evangelism How can the fastest growing sport in the USA also be used for health evangelism? That’s what Loma Linda University School of Public Health Assistant Professor and AAHWC board member, Ernie Medina, Jr., DrPH, NBC-HWC, talked about at the recent NAD Health Summit in Lexington, KY. Pickleball is a paddle sport where you hit a plastic ball over a net on a small court. Think ping pong on a court. On Monday night, Dr. Medina gave a brief presentation on how pickleball is being used by churches as a [...]
Introducing LIFT Christ's Way of Coaching The NAD Health Summit in Lexington, KY, USA provided the perfect venue for the new Adventist Association of Health and Wellness Coaching (AAHWC) to introduce Health Partner - Jesus’ way of coaching. The Health Partner program grew out of the coaching community initially as a means of making our health programs more successful. We needed to add ongoing personal support to the information given, which is Jesus’ way of coaching. By doing this, we could not only help people achieve lasting lifestyle changes but also develop lasting friends through the [...]
Nurses Health and Self-care February 2023 The new year of 2023 is here and so is our brand-new Newsletter for the AAFCN in conjunction with the NAD. The “AAFCN Illuminator” is set to be launched in February 2023. This quarterly newsletter will feature inspiring articles to enhance the lives of FCNs through providing pertinent information and thought-provoking subjects. We praise God for the suggestion of developing this newsletter from our leaders and all the committed and creative staff that will be working hard to produce and keep us up to date with the latest, evidenced-based information. [...]
February is National Cancer Prevention Month Social commerce is a part of the greater e-commerce market, which has seen a significant uplift in the past few years. In 2020, amid the COVID lockdown, social commerce got a big boom while people were confined to their homes. The volume of buyers on social media platforms has increased from 18 million buyers in 2018 to 80 million buyers in 2020. However, after mid-2021, the count decreased to 56 million buyers due to lockdown relaxations and the opening of malls and shopping centers. In 2022, experts estimate 70 million [...]
Eula Winston Illuminator's Spotlight, February 2023 The AAFCN has recently started a quarterly newsletter called The AAFCN Illuminator. Within it we’ve decided to do a spot on a selected AAFCN called: The Illuminator’s Spotlight. It was not difficult at all to choose the first selectee as she (and her husband) are a couple that I have admired from a distance for several decades and for multiple reasons with its crowning reason…well, I will speak more on that later. Now, on to the interview: A couple weeks ago she and I sat for a telephone interview which [...]