News Updates

Ophelia Gherman, M.D.
September 29, 2016
Flu season is officially upon us. Here are some natural ways to prevent and to treat the common cold.

Flu season is officially upon us. With cooler weather and shorter days, we tend to spend more times indoors and out of the sun. This allows viruses to be spread.  What makes colds and cases of flu more prevalent is not merely the increase in the exposure to viruses, but also a decrease in our immune system’s strength, largely due to lower Vitamin D levels (due to less sunlight).


Israel Mauro O. Báez
September 27, 2016
The Ecuadorian Union was recently blessed with the visit of Pastor Abel Morales from Italy who was present to conduct a seminar on Nutrition and Health from August 17-21 and August 24-27.

"We do not grow weary in doing good; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not, "Galatians 6: 9.

Adrian Finaru
September 21, 2016
Papua New Guinea
On September 13-21, 2016 a canvassing seminar was held in Papua New Guinea.

On September 13-21, 2016 a canvassing seminar was held in Papua New Guinea at the initiative of Brother Ben Thiel, the president of the South Pacific Islands Union. We had over 35 participants who completed the course, including a two days first-hand canvassing experience.


We went out to one main town and 12 villages, and a good number of books were sold. As a result, some individuals expressed the desire to visit the church, and a lecture was given to a group of 500 high school students after the principal was impressed with the books we were offering.


Ophelia Gherman, M.D.
September 21, 2016
We've all heard of the word “germ”. But what is a germ? Actually, "germ" is a generic term that refers to micro-organisms that cause diseases. We've found out what a virus is last week. This week, what are bacteria?

Bacteria are microorganisms that come in different shapes and sizes. Some are round, oval, spiral, or rod-shaped. Some are friendly and help their host, while others are aggressive and pathogenic. Bacteria are different then viruses in that bacteria can live in soil, water, and on plants. In fact, bacteria are present in the stratosphere, earth’s crust, and deepest ocean floor. Bacteria, unlike viruses, do not require a living organism to feed off of in order to survive.


Liliane Balbach
September 20, 2016
Did you hear about this summer’s Health Evangelism Seminar in Serbia? Here is the personal experience of Sister Lilian Balbach, one of the speakers and project fascilitators.

Novi Sad, Serbia

June 19-July 15, 2016


I felt privileged and excited to be part of the Health Evangelism team in Novi Sad, Serbia this summer! Serbia is the country of my birth, and I couldn’t wait to see what wonderful things God would do for us. On the first night, I walked into the sanctuary and sat down. People were coming in and quickly filling all the seats.


I asked a visitor next to me, “Is this the first time you have come to this program?”