Alex Bryan, chief officer of missions at Adventist Health, spoke to health and physical education students about Jesus’ mission for health at a colloquium on Monday, January 31.
The goal of this colloquium was to share the Adventist Health story of Jesus and how he pursued people’s health and wellbeing holistically. Bryan shared how Christianity has carried this humanitarian movement through the ages, and how Adventist Health continues this legacy.
Bryan shared that through Jesus’ eyes health includes physical and mental health as well as spiritual health. And as health professionals, it’s important to realize that helping shouldn’t start once someone is sick. A health professional’s calling includes helping people avoid becoming sick in the first place.
“You don’t have to be a theology major to be called by God,” said Bryan after speaking to a room of approximately 50 students. “I hope that they see their major as a calling, as a vocation, that it’s exciting to give your life to something that matters. And that there really are opportunities out there to make a difference.”
At Adventist Health, the mission is to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness, and hope. A team of 37,000 health professionals and volunteers serve the West Coast and Hawaii through this faith-based, nonprofit organization. For more information visit adventisthealth.org.
Posted February 7, 2022