God Said, “Do It”: How Dr. Lela Lewis Surmounts Challenges in Ministry and Motherhood

God Said, “Do It”: How Dr. Lela Lewis Surmounts Challenges in Ministry and Motherhood

With a sunny smile that she shares generously throughout a busy week of patient care and planning logistics, Dr. Lela Lewis clearly enjoys what she does. She also leaves everyone wondering how she balances her roles as president of Your Best Pathway to Health (YbPTH), mother to four young children, and professional obstetrician/gynecologist. Throug

A Cause Worthy of Sacrifice: For Millennials, Pathway to Health Is a Surprising Draw

A Cause Worthy of Sacrifice: For Millennials, Pathway to Health Is a Surprising Draw

If its social media and online engagement say anything—and in this day and age, when even the POTUS and Pontifex tweet, they say a lot—Your Best Pathway to Health should not be an organization for millennials. I came to this realization when my editor texted me a few days ago asking if I’d found the hashtag for the Los Angeles event. Then I remembe

A Sneak Preview of Heaven

A Sneak Preview of Heaven

Ricardo, 59, is from Guatemala, and he makes me think about heaven.* When I meet him, his face is etched with lines of care. He nods quickly when I ask to take his picture but doesn’t try to smile when I hold up the camera. Three years ago, after immigrating to the United States, Ricardo suffered a stroke that left him in a coma. When he woke up in

A Mental Health Nurse Meets Overwhelming Needs at Pathway to Health

A Mental Health Nurse Meets Overwhelming Needs at Pathway to Health

I arrived by train early on Thursday to register as a volunteer for Your Best Pathway to Health and found the Los Angeles Convention Center already buzzing with activity. Lines for volunteers and lines of citizens in need swirled around the main floor. There was a feeling of excitement to begin meeting the need and seeing the divine appointments th

In L.A., Volunteers Prep for Free Adventist Clinic While Patients Line Up

In L.A., Volunteers Prep for Free Adventist Clinic While Patients Line Up

Your Best Pathway to Health volunteers began pouring into the Los Angeles Convention Center before 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, to register for the event and receive their nametags and shirts. As volunteer registration was occurring, there was simultaneously a special registration for pre-op patients who had already signed up online to receive

Remember the Alamodome!

Remember the Alamodome!

More than 1,700 medical and non-medical volunteers participated in this year’s Your Best Pathway to Health medical mission in San Antonio, Texas, from April 8 to 10. These hardy volunteers not only set up and broke down the makeshift hospital at the Alamodome, but they woke up before dawn so the clinic could open its doors to a grateful public at 7