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Adventist Health Educator Recognized by Korean Government

From "Beckett, John" <>
Date 19 Apr 2000 04:35:56

ANN Bulletin
Adventist News Network
Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters
April 18, 2000
Adventist Health Educator Recognized by Korean Government
Koyang City, Korea ... [ANN]

Korean Prime Minister Park Tae Joon has awarded Seventh-day Adventist Pastor
Philip Bohyun Yun Korea's fourth highest award, the Prime Minister's Medal .
Citing Yun's "tireless public work and health efforts" the Prime Minister
made the presentation on April 7 to coincide with Korea's National Day of
Health.  This is the first time an Adventist pastor has received this award.

Yun, who conducts health seminars throughout Korea and is a regular radio
presenter, has served as a founding member of the Korean Association for
Smoking and Health and spent five years on the board of the Korean Anti-Drug
Association. For the last 25 years Yun has helped develop the Adventist
Church's health education program in Korea while also holding other church
positions, from local church pastor to Investment and Stewardship director
for the Korean Union Conference. In 1984 Yun organized a health marathon in
Pusan city, which attracted 5,000 participants.

The Adventist NEWSTART(r) health program-a holistic approach to good
health-enjoys widespread popularity in Korea, substantially due to the work
of health educators such as Yun.  The Korean Union Conference is currently
operating a sanitarium promoting the NEWSTART health program in the southern
part of the country and is building another sanitarium in the north for the
same purpose.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Korea has 668 organized churches and
152,508 church members with many institutions, including schools, hospitals
and food factories.
[Tadaomi Shinmyo]

Contact Information: 
Communications Department
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600

Phone: 301-680-6300

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