The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Thornton emerged victorious in the recently concluded 10K Health Walk spearheaded by the Health Ministries Department of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The walk which took place on Sunday June 2, 2019, saw the involved 190 participants. Of that number, 175 completed the assigned route which began from Lacovia High School and ended at Seventh-day Adventist Church, Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth.
Responding to the overall initiative, was the first place overall winner Chevoy Stewart, who also serves as Youth Federation President for the Parish of St. Elizabeth. He gave the ‘thumbs up’ to the initiative and encouraged especially the youth in the parish to support this initiative.
“I just want to encourage our young people to continue to support and be a part of activities like these” he said “because it will help us in our personal development both mentally, physically and spiritually. I am indeed happy for the day and I commend the Conference for putting on such a programme because health and wellness is of utmost importance” he ended.
Also participating in the Health Walk was Pastor Rohan Golbourne from the Maggoty District of Seventh-day Adventist Churches.
“I think the walk was well supported” said Golbourne. “I think that the overall programme was a success and my body benefited from the exercise. Based on the feedback I have heard; people have expressed that they would like to have this event twice per year” he ended.
From the overall results, the Santa Cruz Church came in second place, followed by the Williamsfield Church in third. Walking away with the Champion District Title, was the Santa Cruz District of Seventh-day Adventist Churches.
The health walk was part of a combined effort of the Conference's Family, Health, Youth Ministries and Community Services Annual Health Walk and Family Funday that also involved a Community Service's Expo. This was the first in the series of four events that will be going to the other three parishes in the month of June (16, 23 & 30).
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