by Stefan Vogt
ENAD wants to support a local church in their medical missionary efforts and to provide professional help to an already existing mission project.
Haven ́t you ever dreamt about being more practical in our Adventist Mission efforts? We
have! Instead of just talking and discussing about things we could do. Let’s get active!!
For the first time we have the great opportunity to carry out what we have learned and get more practical. In particular – this year we will support Stefan Vogt in his center of influence with medical help and the local church of Liwale in Tanzania by sending teachers to the Bibleschool LIFE (Liwale Institute For Evangelism) who will help in the training of bibleworkers at LIFE.
Why have we chosen Liwale?
The local church of Liwale and Stefan have purposed to reach out to the mostly non-christian community by training lay members to become dedicated evangelists & medical missionaries for their community. Already planned is the start of the next training course and they are in need of medical professionals and non-medical teachers, both people with passion for mission.
Now it ́s up to YOU! Your choice to get out of the comfort zone! We as the ENAD-Missions-Team and the local church of Liwale need you to get involved in this project, whether you are a professional or not in the medical field, just be passionate! Everyone is warmly welcome!
Here is a short course outline for the 5 month course of LIFE:
▪ Presentations on Bible Knowledge, Discipleship, Mind, Character and Personality, Christian Living, True Education, Adventist Identity, SDA History, Sacred History, Spirit of Prophecy, Evangelism, CARE groups, Worldviews and Religions, Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Sabbath School, Health, Newstart, Make-up of a Health Expo, Natural remedies, Anatomy/Physiology, Massage, Nutrition, Mental Health, Wholesome Plant-based Diet Preparation, Agriculture, Business and Entrepreneurship
▪ Practical Training of Bibleworkers on Media (Videoschooting, Editing, Lighting,Sound)
These are just a few activities in which you can participate. You can also give your own suggestion of how you want to contribute to the program to us. Please contact Stefan Vogt to share your idea of meeting the needs of people in Liwale. Be active, share and join the ENAD-Missions-Week!
Time: 1. November 2019 – 31. March 2020
Location: Liwale, Tanzania
Accomodation: Liwale Seventh Day Adventist Church. Sleeping will be at the Bibleworkers house near the Church.
arrival in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. We will welcome you and take over
from the Airport. Please contact us for scheduling within the above
150 Euro for a one week stay and 250 USD for the Visa – including meals, accommodation and transport from Dar Es Salaam to Liwale!
Flight to Dar Es Salaam, Busdrive from Dar Es salaam to Liwale (600 km)
Cost: 150 Euro (Stay) & 250 USD (Visa) & Flight
For more information on this project follow this LINK
Zeitraum: 07.-20. August 2019 (inkl. An- und Abreise)
Einsatzgebiet: Xaixai (gesprochen: Schaischai) und Umgebung, im Süden von Mosambik
Landessprache: Portugiesisch, es wird vor Ort möglich sein DEUTSCH zu sprechen, da wir Übersetzer haben werden.
1. Training am Vormittag (theoretische Schulung im Bereich Mission).
2. Gesundheitsarbeit (geringfügige kostenlose medizinische Behandlungen und Beratung in den Einsatzgebieten als Werbung für die Abendveranstaltungen. Findet an Nachmittagen statt.
3. Evangelistische Verkündigung an den Abenden. Teams von 3 Personen arbeiten in Einsatzgebieten mit Kindern (Kinderprogramm/ Kindergeschichte, Gesundheits- Kurzvorträge, Predigt). Alle Vortrags-Materialien sind schon bereit zur Nutzung.
Nach der Taufe am 17. August reisen wir am Sonntag ab zum Krüger-Nationalpark. Rückflug ist am Dienstag, 20.08.2019.
Es ist durchaus möglich privat länger zu bleiben und sich die Schönheit Südafrikas anzusehen.
Sunlight has had some bad publicity recently. The impression has been given that even small amounts of sun are harmful. While it is true that excessive sunlight can increase the risk of skin cancer and cataracts, sun in moderate amounts has many benefits.
Life and Health
Without sunlight, life as we know it could not exist. Fruits and vegetables that receive the direct rays of the sun grow much better than those that are exposed to artificial light. This also applies to humans. Those that do not get a sufficient amount of sunshine experience poorer health. Those who are daily exposed to the vitalizing effect of the sun’s rays have a ruddy complexion and more vibrant health. Sunshine is the most natural and effective antiseptic available to us. Sunshine is also one of the most effective healing agents known.
The sun unlocks the vitamins in food. Without the sun’s rays, we could not get the full value from our food. The sun’s rays gives plants the ability, through a process known as photosynthesis, to take carbon dioxide and oxygen from the air and combine these into the basic food substances by which all things live. This is done by chlorophyll, the green substance in the leaves of the plants. We are unable to duplicate, or even fully understand, this process. Energy from the sun’s rays also act on certain substances in the skin, changing them to vitamin D, one of the essential vitamins to the body.
Sunlight keeps our blood warm and pure and supplies life-giving energy to every organ of our bodies. Our brains are fed by sunshine-enhanced blood; our body is strengthened by the sun’s energy.
More Benefits of Sunlight
1. Sunlight converts cholesterol into vitamin D, lowering the blood cholesterol. Vitamin D provides a host of advantages to the body, including prevention of many types of cancer and better calcium absorption, which in turn helps prevent osteoporosis and tooth decay, makes stronger denser bones, and speeds bone repair.
2. Sunlight kills many germs and enhances the immune system by increasing gamma globulin, and raising the number and effectiveness of the white blood cells which destroy germs. Lightly tanned skin resists germs and infection much better than untanned skin. Many skin diseases respond well to controlled doses of sunlight. For a clean, fresh bed, expose bedding to sunlight. It’s better to let the sunlight into your homes and risk a little faded furniture than to keep the shades drawn at all times. The health of the occupants is more precious than any expensive furniture.
3. Sunlight soothes the nervous system and is important in treating depression. It gives a sense of well-being by increasing endorphin production in the brain.
4. Sunlight strengthens the cardiovascular system. It improves the circulation, lowers the heart rate, and normalizes the blood pressure and blood sugar.
5. Sunlight aids in digestion and weight loss, increasing the metabolism by stimulating thyroid production.
6. Sunlight improves sleep. Natural light exposure in daytime increases melatonin output at night.
7. The sick are greatly benefited by the sun due to its healing properties. Sunlight enhances waste elimination by improving liver function; it is an effective treatment for jaundice. It relieves the kidneys of some of their burden by eliminating wastes through the skin when you sweat.
Moderate work or exercise outdoors every day will secure these benefits and more. We receive the sun’s rays even on cloudy days; however ordinary window glass filters out 95% of the useful ultraviolet light.
Doesn’t untraviolet light cause skin cancer?
Sun should be taken in moderation. Over-exposure to sunlight is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Melanoma, a quick spreading skin cancer that is fatal in 20% of cases, is associate with lack of regular sun exposure and repeated burning of the skin. Avoid sunburn, getting your sunshine in small doses. Take great care between 10 am and 3 pm, particularly in summer when the sun is strongest.
Excessive sunshine, especially sunburn, increases your risk of skin cancer. However, sunlight provides so many benefits that avoiding it is not a healthy choice. At least ten minutes of sunlight per day is necessary to maintain good health.
Updated July 2014.
Barry M. Popkin et. al., Water, Hydration and Health, Nutr Rev. 2010 Aug; 68(8): 439–458.
This review attempts to provide some sense of our current knowledge of water including overall patterns of intake and some factors linked with intake, the complex mechanisms behind water homeostasis, the effects of variation in water intake on health and energy intake, weight, and human performance and functioning. Water represents a critical nutrient whose absence will be lethal within days. Water’s importance for prevention of nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases has emerged more recently because of the shift toward large proportions of fluids coming from caloric beverages. Nevertheless, there are major gaps in knowledge related to measurement of total fluid intake, hydration status at the population level, and few longer-term systematic interventions and no published random-controlled longer-term trials. We suggest some ways to examine water requirements as a means to encouraging more dialogue on this important topic.
Keywords: water, hydration, water intake, water measurement, recommended daily intake, water adequacy
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Have you heard of “Global Wellness Day”? Wellness is far more than spa and beauty. They define wellness as:
“Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. A good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare.
“Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization.”
In their 7 step manifesto they promote
- walking an hour a day
- drinking more water
- don’t use plastic bottles
- eat healthy food
- do a good deed
- have a family dinner with your loved ones
- sleep at 10:00pm
Sound familiar to anything you know?
This year its on Saturday June 10. Is there a way we can use this to connect with people?
Check out there website for more info at http://www.globalwellnessday.org
A while has gone since my last newsletter in 2015, so I am pleased to update you about Montebrollo’s activities here in Bologna (Italy). The vegan cooking courses have continued to take place during this year 2016, with the presence of a very good vegan cook of Bologna. In one way it is more practical to have Davide live in the same city, on the other hand he is not an Adventist, so we miss the personal testimonies of Concetta and Leila while leading out their courses. My plan is to have them join us again in autumn 2016. And of course keep a friendship with Davide that can lead him to think that Christians aren’t after all so bad! (so many people here in Italy have a distorted idea of God and church due to the negative influence of a certain church in the history of this country).
After the cooking-class, we usually have a lunch together in the big living-room and a walk in the beautiful paths around the house. The hills nearby remind us a little bit of Tuscany, which is not so far away from us.
A small group of participants are coming now regularly to the courses and a friendship has developed from these events. The words of Giulia, the daughter of a couple that loves to come and herself participates, has especially touched me: “Thank you Alessia for these moments of peace and fellowship in your house. A long time has passed since I have seen my parents in such a good mood and harmony among themselves!”. The couple, that I know personally since the father is a MS patient of mine, has experienced a negative atmosphere in their relationship, due also to his invalidating illness.
Such are the rewards for me, small but significant: to make a difference in the life of others by sharing a place that many say brings a deep peace within, that they say to experience very rarely. Indeed the soothing sounds and atmosphere of nature around the property mean a lot.
These and other experiences have convinced me about the need to move to the country-house myself. So, the need for a person/couple that would help with running the B&B and the health courses is now more than ever urgent. They would help with cleaning and preparing breakfast, and with running the orchard and garden around the house. In exchange they would be offered lodging in the house, like an au-pair exchange. They would need a car, and some economic independence. I am thinking about some students that have ended a medical missionary school, a retired couple that wants to support a missionary oriented health project, or a single lady with a vision and experience. As the B&B activity will increase, the work will too and it will be possible to pay a salary.
My request to you is to please pray for this small project and spread this particular request with friends and church members. If you have any questions, suggestion or idea please feel free to write me back, as it is always nice to read news from you and keep in contact. You are also welcome to visit! Thank you for your support and friendship, God bless you always,
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Nyanchwa Adventist Hospital is a newly established hospital which was formerly serving as a dispensary in Kisii town, Kenya. Dr. Elfred Solis (general surgeon) and his wife Marialita (obstetrician) are the only doctors in this 30 bed facility. Since 2014 they have done about 700 surgeries.
Many of their patients are having BPH or urethral strictures resulting from infections or forceful catheterization done in some rural health centers. There are no urologists in this area and often surgeons are expected to handle these cases. Right now the only way of managing them is by open prostatectomy and urethral dilatation or scar excision.
By October 2016 a German urologist plans to serve in Nyanchwa Adventist hospital to help improve the services for urological patients. Thanks to generous donations we already received some endoscopic equipment, such as a light source, a camera and monitors. To properly attend to the needs of our urological patients we still need a cystoscope, a urethrotome and a resectoscope. We would be most thankful for used equipment or financial support.
For further information contact: Nyanchwa@gmx.de