Church members, pathfinders, and master guides of the Ejido Adventist Church and neighboring Adventist Churches in Merida, Venezuela, march with anti-smoking and anti-drug messages through the streets of Merida, on Saturday, June 2. Members invited onlookers to pursue a healthy lifestyle free from drugs and tobacco. [photo: Orangel Alarcón]
Adventists believe health and healing are a ministry. They advocate a holistic approach to health that involves physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. Adventist health leaders believe in God’s restorative powers, the prevention of disease through simple lifestyle changes and the effectiveness of proven medical treatment and therapy.
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Adventists believe every church is a center for health and healing