Mission of Healing 2021: Be Active and Get Moving during the Month of June
June is all about being ACTIVE! The 2021 Mission of Healing online theme for June is My Active Body is a Healthy Body.
|Moms having a big of fun after leading remote-learning gym class for their kids
For many years as part of our annual Mission of Healing in El Salvador, we have included one or more mini-workshops featuring stretching, simple strengthening exercise, yoga, or chair yoga. We usually have a member of our team who is especially good at encouraging older men and women (who are often a little shy) to practice movements which help with balance and mobility and can help decrease arthritis pain.
Nola is one of our experienced teachers, and she made a couple of simple exercise videos to share this year. We invited families to submit photos or videos of themselves doing physical activities, thinking we could also use those to encourage people to get moving.
We took the photos and videos we received and created a fun mash-up movie with a little bit of instruction from Nola and a little bit of walking, dancing, power-lifting, climbing, and even shoveling snow - all featuring families and friends from a group of sister churches.
Our prayer card for this month takes us into scripture. We can find all sorts of dancing, clapping, reaching, and moving prayers in the Bible. As we move about this month, working and playing and exercising, we are putting our prayers in motion.