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Bogenhofen Opens Health Evangelism Training Center


winter2010insideasi_page_28_image_0005Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen received 2007 ASI Convention special projects offering funds to build facilities for a new health evangelism training program. Bogenhofen previously received project funds to build an Ellen G. White Study Center, which was completed in 2005.

The new building for the evangelism training program was finally finished in October 2009, after six months of construction. The building also houses the school’s administrative offices and a new cafeteria.

Bogenhofen’s new health evangelism program offers training in both NEWSTART® and certified medical massage therapy. The center includes a medical massage therapy classroom large enough for approximately 24 students, a student locker room, a sauna, and a hydrotherapy training room. The massage therapy classroom is already in use. The hydrotherapy training room will soon be completed.

“We believe from the Spirit of Prophecy that in the future it will become more important to be able to reach the world through our health message,” says Thomas Küsel, business director at Bogenhofen. “The time will come when we’ll be prohibited from talking openly about our faith. Then our sincere interest in the physical well being of others will open a pathway to many souls: ‘In new fields no work is so successful as medical missionary work. If our ministers would work earnestly to obtain an education in medical missionary lines, they would be far better fitted to do the work Christ did as a medical missionary’ (Ellen G. White, Medical Ministry, 239).”

Küsel thanks ASI members for supporting the “new mission field” of Western Europe.