News reports from Loma Linda University, Kiribati Mission, Ukiah, California, Hong Kong and Paradise, California

Olivia Moses, DrPH, director of Corporate Health and Wellness at Loma Linda University Health, warned of the dangers of gradual long-term weight gain from unhealthy holiday binging in a news story on the LLUH website. “During the holidays, we’re in celebration mode, making it very easy to gain a few pounds,” Moses said. “The problem is we often never lose the excess weight, and year after year, we continue with the same routine.” The article offered the following tips for eating healthfully through the holidays:

DON’T COMPLETELY RESTRICT YOURSELF.

DO KEEP YOUR INDULGENCE TO A MINIMUM DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

DO EAT YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ONLY.

DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES.

DO BRING YOUR OWN DISH OF FOOD.

DON’T GO INTO THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATIONS WITH AN EMPTY STOMACH.

DO GO FOR A WALK WITH YOUR FAMILY.

DON’T KEEP ANY LEFTOVERS.

Advent Record reported that the South Pacific’s newest Adventist Hope radio station has opened. It is broadcasting to the residents of Kiribati and is located at the Kiribati Mission headquarters at Korobu, South Tarawa. On Monday, November 12, it went on air for the first time. Radio announcer Tarataake Angirio made the first transmission. “It was something to be happy about and to be proud of as Seventh-day Adventist members; for the first time in history, we have radio,” said Angirio about the development.

The company Bombas Socks and Adventist Health Ukiah Valley are now partnering together to give new socks to local community members that are in need. Ukiah Valley Street Medicine, a program of AHUV, is now part of the Bombas Giving Partner program. “When you’re advocating for the underserved, the best thing you can do is network high-quality resources to the people you advocate for. By partnering with Bombas sock company, we are assuring that thousands of high-quality socks will be given to people who truly need a hand,” said Joel Soinila, UVSM manager, according to The Ukiah Daily Journal.

The Hong Kong Hospital Adventist Foundation (HKHAF) held a Women Of Hope (WOH) luncheon fundraising event at Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental hotel. The money raised benefited outreach programs run by the HKHAF. The Hong Kong Tattler reported that jewellery brand Annoushka presented its latest Seeds collection at the event, pledging to donate a percentage of all sales made from November 15 to December 20 to the charity. The Mandarin Oriental also announced that it would donate part of its sales from several of its products in support of financially disadvantaged patients.

The Facebook page of Paradise Adventist Church is sharing a link for those wanting to help survivors of the Camp Fire that burned down most of the town of Paradise, California, including the PAC church building. Contributions for relief for survivors of the Camp Fire are being handled by the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Donors can pick a giving option at:

https://pushpay.com/g/nccsda?src=hpp

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