Preach Health by David Michaux and Jere Mahaffey Did you know that one 1 out of 3 US citizens is at high risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Did you know that diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the US and about 215,000 of those are under 20 years old? Did you know that 72 million US adults are obese and that their annual medical costs are an average of $1,429 higher than non-obese adults? If you answered “No” to any of these questions, chances are your congregation would, too. Here’s another question: When was the last time you heard a sermon on healthy living? These health issues are affecting our church congregations. We can scarcely talk about Jesus’ ministry without talking about healing. As creatures created in God’s image, let’s live in such a way—and preach—that healthy living matters. Check out The Center for Disease Control’s website for sermon health facts (including fact sheets on issues like diabetes and obesity) Send an email to the Holistic Ministry editor. Check out more holistic ministry at the Word & Deed Network.