The Right Arm – Continue in Faith. This theme was chosen as we felt that in Medical Missionary work – we need to be progressive and forward. But in this world of uncertainty. FAITH is definitely required and at times challenged when our mission gets stalled.
The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to call all people to become disciples of Jesus Christ, to proclaim the everlasting gospel embraced by the three angels’ messages (Revelation 14:6-12), and to prepare the world for Christ’s soon return. It is for that reason that the Organizing Committee felt that this theme is a challenge for us to prepare for the Medical Missionary work ahead and to move it in a spiritual and dynamic way. Who better to give these themes the necessary boost other than those from the Health Department of the General Conference of SDA. We were so glad that Dr Zeno-Charles Marcel, the Associate Health Director, was willing to spend a few days with us and to encourage us along this pathway.
This was the 3rd AMM Conference Meeting and for the first time, it was held outside of Penang. This was to encourage more Health Personal and Health Spiritual leaders from other parts of Malaysia to join us, in case they found that Penang was a bit too far for them to travel. Kuching, Sarawak was chosen as the venue for this year conference. We had people from South-east Asia as well as Hong Kong join us for this year meeting.
Dr Zeno-Charles inspired us with topics covering lifestyle disease, non-communicable disease, the spiritual aspect of Christ’s method of healing and working together as comrades. His talks motivated us to move forward in the Health Ministry. We were also blessed by testimonies from Pr Gilbert Tan on how the Lord blessed his mission trips and Dr Isaac Chan’s challenge in progressing forward as a Medical Specialist. We had a group of participants who had wonderful talents in rendering beautiful music and songs, that enhance the spiritual part of this program. On the Final Day we organized 2 Health Screening event, one in a shopping mall located in Kuching and the other in a village about an hour away from Kuching. Both events attracted a lot of participants and enquiries on how one’s health can be better. We were blessed with the presence of many doctors and nurses that made these events successful
On behalf of the Committee, I would like to praise God for his Blessings on this event. I also like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to my Organizing Committee and the Sarawak SDA Mission for making this event a success. I would like to encourage more Health Professionals and Spiritual leaders who are interested in Health Evangelism to join us for our 4th AMM Conference, which is schedule to be held in Penang in April 2019. God Bless
-Dr Edward Nathan, Organizing Committee Co-Chair, AMM 2018