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Church celebrates baptism of 11 people who completed the program "Healthy spine" in Ulan-Ude

The successful program combined an evangelistic program, practical health tips and exercises.

Church celebrates baptism of 11 people who completed the program "Healthy spine" in Ulan-Ude

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From March 24 to April 7, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ulan-Ude, Russia, organized a program with the primary focus on health and spirituality. The attendees were told how perfectly God created man, in a small package, unique for his own renewal and protection. They learned how hormones affect the mood, how important faith and trust are when the human body is under stress, and other practical advice on restoring health.

The daily evangelistic program consisted of two lectures. The first by a surgeon and specialist in healthy lifestyle, Alexei Yagello. He talked about the human body, the structure of the spine and related diseases, as well as how hormones relate to joy and stress. In the second part, evangelist and pastor Moses Ostrovsky spoke about Jesus Christ. He spoke to listeners about the plan for saving mankind from sin, and the choice that every person faces today - to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and live eternal life or miss the opportunity in the hour of the Heavenly Judgment.

Two special features of the program were not just the lectures, but also invigorating exercise between the lectures. There was also physiotherapy exercises before and after the main part of the program. Both were conducted by the professional instructor of the exercise gym, Lyudmila Yagello.

The entire program was full of useful and informative information. The event was attended by more than one hundred people, half of whom were people invited by church members.

The organizers of the program incentives for the attendees. For a certain number of visits, participants received books like "Under the Sail of Hope", "New Start", "The Desire of Ages" and if they attended 100% of the time, they received a Bible. According to the gifts were interesting and useful for them. Everyone was happy to receive the Bible.

On the last day of the evangelistic program, those who wished to entrust their lives to Jesus Christ were baptized. In response to the prayers of the pastor and the community, God increased the Adventist church in the city of Ulan-Ude by eleven people.

Because the visitors expressed desire to continue their studies, the Community Health Department planned to continue the curative exercises for another 4-5 weeks.