Mt. Tahoma Seventh-day Adventist Church
Updated: Sep 16, 2017
A Remnant of the New Life Challenge Meet the Challenge and Push Beyond
“Kind acts may lower high blood pressures” is just one of the countless discoveries that New Life Challenge participants are to keep in mind during a 10-week journey into fostering a “total health” lifestyle.
Weekly meetings that started in October 2015 confront facts and figures without fads, trends, and gimmicks. Each week, one of ten principles, which were introduced by Rico Hill in his program overview earlier this fall, are detailed.
Support is supplied by accountability partners, facilitators, presenters, nurses, as well as leaders. During the “Weigh-In,” where the floor is open to progress updates and check-ins, one participant states, “I gave into temptation and ate some macaroni and cheese…but I did not have any the next day.” Another participant responds by pointing out the victory in the so-called failure—the fact they did not have any today.
Overcoming obstacles and debunking false truths, as well as recognizing major accomplishments and milestones such as a 15-lb week-loss during weeks 5 and 6 or incorporating daily exercise for over a week and counting are some of the inspiring and insightful aspects of this change that are celebrated.
Another participant noted that it is getting close to the end, as she walks into the room realizing she could spread out her glass water bottle, Healthy Self book, note paper, and vegan food samples and not infringe upon someone else’s space. As December approaches an undercurrent of motivation permeates throughout the room. Enough so, that it is decide to still meet through January 2016, at least until the official program finale on January 31st.
The barriers of weight and measures have been used to combat complacency and prove progress as small and large improvements and changes are acknowledged. There is hope for all, optimism for the future, and acceptance for the present with the sobering knowledge that this is not just for 10-weeks…but is for life.
By: Jessica J. Bloodsaw


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Donna Manier
2017-04-25 4:38 PM

The Mt. Tahoma Health Ministry established A Center of Health and Wellness Center whose mission it is to provide whole health ministry founded on theological concepts of holistic ministry.  We are committed to helping individuals, families, and community, improve their health, safety and well-being,  Our objective is for children, adults, families, and communities to be empowered to live at optimal levels of health, physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

Donna Manier
2017-05-25 3:02 PM

Health Ministry is now called "A Center for Health and Wellness"  and in partnership with other church ministry departments and community organizations, we invite you to follow us on FaceBook, check the calendar on a regular basis for up-coming events, some beginning in June, and July.  Parents, SS teachers, you don't want to miss these offerings.  We want you to also partner with us in our desire to spread the gospel of good health to everyone.  
Join us in the fight against obesity in children by becoming a partner in presenting the Health Emphasis weekend culminating in the LET'S MOVE DAY Fun Event in September.  Whether you walk, run or just praise, You will want to be there.  You will be able to sign up for the FREE event and show your interest by filling out a registration.  If you want to participate in the 5K or 10K run/walk, there is a small registration fee.  If you would like to be a vendor for the Same-day Health Fair, send us your contact information and we will send you the necessary info for registration.  AND GUESS what, we also accept with gratitude, your willingness to sponsor this event.  Save the Dates:  September 15-17, but get in touch with us ASAP.  
Just so you know, we have a Health and Fitness Expert as our guest for Sabbath worship and workshop on fitness:  Dr. Tanzy Chandler!  WOW!  She is dynamite and she used to live here.  God has used her tremendously and now she returns to minister to us once again! 


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