SCC Health Ministries honors the Nursing profession

POSTED : 04 Dec 2020

As part of the Year of the Nurses and Midwife, the Health Ministries Department recently held a day of recognition on Sabbath November 28, 2020. The program was a national event in collaboration with the Tobago Mission. The three hours live online service was very engaging, informative and inspiring and was described as a 'beautiful service' by several persons. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) had designated 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife,” in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The International Year of the Nurse is recognized under the auspices of the International Council of Nurses, the federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, representing the more than 27 million nurses across the globe. 

According to the Britannica website, Florence Nightingale, byname Lady with the Lamp was born May 12, 1820, in Florence, Italy and died on August 13, 1910, in London, England having lived a rich life of service as a British nurse, statistician, and social reformer. She is credited with being the foundational philosopher of the modern nursing profession. ( https://www.britannica.com/biography/Florence-Nightingale).

According to Sis Victoria Decoteau, Health Ministries Director, the actual date for this celebration was earlier in the year, but due to the Pandemic lockdown, this was delayed. The entire program can be found on our YouTube channel. 

Several retired or active nurses, administrators and leaders were part of the Sabbath Morning program. The Lesson Study conducted by Dr Elithia Deane, CEO of ASC Compliance, USA celebrated Jesus and His work of ministry.  The program's featured speaker was Dr Oscar Ocho.

In her address, the Health Ministries Department Director, Sis Victoria De Coteau, commended the local Adventist nurses' community and spoke of the 'sacrificial service' of nursing and health professionals and described 'such service to our fellow citizens as being done unto God'.

Pastor Richard Frederick, Health Director of the Tobago Mission shared that the work of nurses and health professionals service  'is not only in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, but is a reflection of the Great Physician Jesus Christ'.

We give thanks to the local Trinidad & Tobago Nurses Association for the tremendous ongoing service given to the nation during the ongoing Pandemic. 

Members of the local Adventist community who are Medical professionals are encouraged to complete our data collection drive via the two forms provided below.

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