by Silveli Teodoro
Hepatitis, diabetes, cancer—these are some of the conditions that SETI* graduate Taynara Miotto has been helping people with in her home state of São Paulo, Brazil. She graduated from our health evangelism course in May 2015.
“The classes were all very important in my training,” Taynara states. “With the help of my teachers I learned natural methods for treating disease. Each natural intervention, such as the use of clay, hydrotherapy, massage, and natural nutrition, requires that I recall what I learned in class.”
Another graduate who is busy for the Master is Katiussia Moreira. She is a nutritionist, and upon returning to her work she decided to put God’s counsels into practice in her counseling with clients and friends. One of the changes she made is regarding the amount of time advised between meals. Doctors and nutritionists often recommend eating every 2 or 3 hours. God tells us however that:
“The stomach must have careful attention. It must not be kept in continual operation. Give this misused and much-abused organ some peace and quiet and rest. After the stomach has done its work for one meal, do not crowd more work upon it before it has had a chance to rest and before a sufficient supply of gastric juice is provided by nature to care for more food.
“Five hours at least should elapse between each meal, and always bear in mind that if you would give it a trial, you would find that two meals are better than three.” Counsels on Diet and Foods, p. 173.
While at SETI, Katiussia had the opportunity of experiencing this firsthand, and saw for herself the many benefits. When she left, she decided to keep up the good habits she had acquired, and shared the same with her clients. All those who have followed her advice have been pleasantly surprised with the results. Their minds have been more active and clear, they feel better, they sleep better, and they’ve lost weight, among other things.
Katiussia has also been active in her local Seventh-day Adventist church, speaking about health and temperance through healthy cooking classes. The church sisters have learned many new healthy and tasty recipes without the use of animal products.
“People see a difference because they notice I have lost weight by changing my habits and lifestyle,” Katiussia remarks. “We have practiced the eight laws of health at home and are always seeking to improve.”
One of the greatest joys of the SETI team is seeing the difference we have made in the lives of students who, in turn, help others prepare for Christ’s soon return.
With this in mind, we are preparing for our next course, which will be Bible evangelism. Please pray that this course may be even better that the last one, and that the young people may learn not only about the Bible, but also how to have true communion with God.
*Santo’s Evangelistic Training Institute