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Under the theme, Healthy Church, Healthy Community, members of the Moss Town, Mount Thompson, and Rolleville Seventh-day Adventist Churches convened on February 24-26, 2017 for a spirit-filled and informative health emphasis weekend. Lives will never be the same again physically, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually.
The weekend began with vespers on Friday night as Shandera Smith told members and visitors about the importance of making healthy choices with the use of the tool ‘I Choose To Live Healthy’. Nathelyn LaCroix gave a presentation on the ‘Importance of a Lifestyle of Prayer’.
Sabbath School began promptly at 9:15 a.m. with Superintendent Shandera Smith in a lively, colourful and interactive Sabbath School. Elder Osmond LaCroix guided the church in the Sabbath School’s lesson review. This was later followed with divine worship where the health director gave last year’s report and reminded persons of the purpose of good health. At the end of the service Elder Wayne Curtis offered a prayer of dedication and recommitment. After which members were served a healthy meal.
The AY hour was interactive and exciting. Information was given on natural remedies, massage, prevention of non-communicable disease and diabetic education. Presentors were Shandera Smith and Nathelyn and Osmond LaCroix. The highlight of the afternoon was the presentation on the 8 Natural Laws.
Early Sunday morning, an hour-long fun, run, walk began from the Mount Thompson church and back with over forty participants ranging from ages 5 to over 70. Blood screening followed for members and community friends. As a result, they are now better equipped to make informed decisions about their health. The day culminated with a vegetarian cooking class.
Our brothers and sisters in Exuma are committed to incorporating the lessons learnt during the weekend, to be better armed for God’s work. -Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director
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