September 16, 2014

Costa Rica: Youth Promote Healthful Living

Adventists in Costa Rica joined forces with the Adventist Development and
Relief Agency or ADRA, to promote healthful living under the world church’s “I
Want to Live Healthy” banner, which features the eight natural remedies.

The event, called “ADRAthon” and held in the main park of the city of Heredia,
saw young people distribute food to the homeless, showcase a health expo, and
promote a recycling campaign.

They also
connected with passers-by with hugs, cheerful words, and activities such as
face painting for children.

The initiative was part of promoting ADRA’s work in the community and the
agency’s interest in the welfare of people globally, said Julio Alfaro, ADRA
Costa Rica director.

“We are excited to hold this first ADRAthon campaign here in Heredia because we
want to let the public learn more about how ADRA is the social arm of the church,”
Alfaro said. “We praise God for the support of the church members.”

More than 80 young people from various Adventist churches and Central American
Adventist University joined in the day’s activities on Aug. 24. City officials
attended the event, which was covered on the radio and television.

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