Even though my wife and I have been at Wildwood for about a year and a half, I had never attended any of their health expos. These health expos point individuals to simple health solutions found in nature and also God himself.
The book Counsels on Health states the following: “Medical missionary work is the pioneer work”. It is to be connected with the gospel ministry. It is the gospel in practice, the gospel practically carried out.” The word medical missionary is the joining together of the gospel & health because God is life and he gives health to all those who follow him. (3 John 1:2 / Proverbs 17:22 / Jeremiah 33:6) As we analyze the the process we clearly see that as we share practical health principles with others and meet their needs we then have an opportunity to invite them to Follow CHRIST it’s that simple.
Through the use of NEWSTART Wildwood is able to help hundreds of people every year. When you think about it most individuals are turned off by a standard request to talk about God. There are very few however, who will refuse a study on health as a result health becomes a means to share Jesus Christ.
Health expos are a great way to spread the message of Jesus Christ and how he saves us from evil every day but in no way should it replace the gospel. Counsel on Health states that there is only one way to bring healing and that’s though God himself read more below:
There are many ways of practicing the healing art, but there is only one way that Heaven approves. God’s remedies are the simple agencies of nature, that will not tax or debilitate the system through their powerful properties. Pure air and water, cleanliness, a proper diet, purity of life, and a firm trust in God, are remedies for the want of which thousands are dying, yet these remedies are going out of date because their skillful use requires work that the people do not appreciate. Fresh air, exercise, pure water, and clean, sweet premises, are within the reach of all with but little expense; but drugs are expensive, both in the outlay of means and the effect produced upon the system.
Counsels on Health