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Adventists: Called to Heal Film Project Begins

By Kathryn Stiles

Award winner Martin Doblmeier (, who has filmed and produced more than 40 documentaries on the subject of religion, has turned his attention to the health message of the Seventh-day Adventist church. His interest was peaked during a visit to Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) in California, nine years ago, where the idea of creating a film about the Adventist health ministry was born. Doblmeier developed a view that Adventists have impacted healthcare around the world in a distinctly positive way. “It’s unique to find a religious teaching so committed to end time events and yet driving forward into education and healthcare solutions.”

With the support of Frank Perez (pictured), CEO of the Kettering Health Network based in Dayton, Ohio, and leaders from both the Florida Adventist Health System and LLUMC, the film will now become a reality. It will trace the history of the Adventist health message to Ellen White and Battlecreek and travel across the United States demonstrating the wide range of healthcare services provided through our system. Completion is expected this fall. Watch for updates on this exciting project!