From September 3 to October 20, 2020, the Southern South American Union (Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay) held an online health seminar. Twenty-two classes were delivered, one every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations to congregate, the seminar’s participants came together virtually, representing twenty-one countries using online platforms like Zoom and Facebook. The brethren recorded and posted the classes on YouTube for those who could not attend the live presentations.
The program consisted of two segments each day. The first segment lasted for an hour and a half, and the second went on for half an hour. In the first segment, a health professional gave a lecture and answered questions. In the second segment, a guest speaker introduced Jesus Christ as the great Miracle Worker. May God bless the goodwill of the sisters and brothers who presented from their countries of residence.
Through WhatsApp groups, the attendees received weekly reading materials and exercises developed to aid learning. Through two partial exams, eighty students had their newly gained knowledge accredited and received the main Certificate. One-hundred-and-twelve other participants received a Certificate for their active and regular participation during the seminar. We praise God that many other brethren and friends of the faith also attended, as far as possible, and were blessed.
The general themes of the seminar were psychology, nutrition, physiology, naturopathy, anatomy, and theotherapy.
The aim of the seminar was to instruct souls in the art of caring for physical and spiritual health, as the word of God says: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.”
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
We thank the Lord for allowing us to carry out this project. Without His blessing and His love, this seminar would not have been possible. We fervently pray that He will grant us more opportunities to bring souls to salvation through virtual events in these end times.