Earlier this week, my wife and I spent two days at The Voice of the Martyrs ministry in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Janice provided an all-day training on the principles of Christian life coaching. I provided a short talk on total wellness.
The work that this ministry does is critical. They provide a variety of support to Christians who are being persecuted throughout the world. Janice and I both received a great awareness of the extent of persecution towards Christians while we visited this ministry. We also learned a lot about the type of support that this ministry gives to Christians who are sharing the gospel in a very intentional way.
Their ministry is based on Hebrews 13:3 –
“Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”
The Voice of the Martyrs is also involved in spreading the gospel, especially in countries where the Christian faith is a very small minority amongst the people of that country. As an example, one initiative in Columbia is that planes are flown over the countryside and parachutes drop Bibles to the people below. The picture at the right is one that shows a parachute that will be used for this purpose.
My talk on total wellness was presented to the leadership team of the ministry. I spoke about physical health, spiritual health, and workplace wellness. It was refreshing to be at an organization where the leadership at the very highest level is supportive of wellness for the employees.
I’m praying that my talk contributed to a culture that embraces total wellness.