Adventist Review Online | Adventists Celebrate the Success of Health Initiative in Inter-America

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‘I Want to Live Healthy’ has changed thousands of lives for the better, leaders say.

Seventh-day Adventist administrators and executive committee members in the Inter-American Division (IAD) church region recently thanked Antulio Espinoza for creating the “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative, which has been successfully implemented across the territory for more than 10 years. The program centers around the Adventist Church’s health message, which emphasizes the physical, mental, and spiritual temperance and well-being of the person.

The “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative consists of eight steps to living a healthy lifestyle: drinking water, keeping a positive attitude, eating salads, exercising, resting, avoiding unhealthy foods, eating a better breakfast and fewer dinners, and promoting happiness.

  • Inter-American Division (IAD) president Elie Henry (right) praises the work of Antulio Espinoza (second from left), creator of the “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative, which has been implemented across churches and communities throughout the IAD territory for more than 10 years. Espinoza’s wife, Marilu, stands next to her husband and others who have been instrumental in promoting and training people in the program, at a presentation in Miami, Florida, United States, on April 20, 2019. [Photo: Keila Trejo/IAD]
  • Antulio Espinoza of North Mexico holds his award next to his wife, Marilu, after church administrators and executive committee members applauded his commitment to the mission with the “I Want to Live Healthy” initiative, during a special presentation at the Inter-American Division headquarters. [Photo: Keila Trejo/IAD]
  • Inter-American Division (IAD) health ministries director Belkis Archbold shares data on the success of the “I Want to Live Healthy” health program across Inter-America and around the world. [Photo: Keila Trejo/IAD]

“You have left a significant legacy for the church not only in Inter-America but across continents to show that we must give importance to the art of living well,” said IAD president Elie Henry. “I know that we will one day see the fruits of your valuable work that has motivated thousands to promote this initiative in their communities.”

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