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Abstract

"Within the Adventist Church many immigrants struggle silently with the consequences of emotional pain, fear, failure, anxiety, stress, inadequate parenting, rejection, and abusive relationships. Many try to cope with the ongoing results of involvement in the occult or other false religions, and the effects of physical illness, accidents, and trauma continue to impact their lives. It is God’s desire that we prosper and be in good health (3 John 2) because he created us in his image. “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). Therefore, if we are to reflect his image we must experience inner healing and extend it to others, for “God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7). Spiritual and emotional healing provides a deep sense of meaning and purpose and transforms our immigrant friends into an extension of God’s healing hands for the salvation of the lost, the last, and the least. This is the “whole” life God wants for His foreign children."

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