About Us R.E.A.L. Institute offers a relevant response to the multi-faceted needs of our world. Our website has engaged thousands of visits in a matter of weeks from across the United States and around the world including Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Korea, Brazil, New Zealand, China, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Norway, Arab Emirates, Germany, Russia, Puerto Rico, Romania, Mexico, France, Bahamas, Hungary, Italy, India, Indonesia, Romania, Turkey, Guatemala, Israel, Netherlands, Uganda, Jamaica and many more.
Relationship disturbance can potentially affect stability in every other area of functioning—the spiritual, physiological, social, mental, financial as well as emotional. R.E.A.L. hopes to better prepare individuals before entering into a relationship, enrich lives while in it, provide support if in the midst of crisis and bind wounds even in the aftermath of turmoil. Isaiah 43:18, 19 is an applicable text which encapsulates God's presence, His providence and His plan in our lives as He makes “a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert”.
We have been invited to participate in:
- Support groups
- Prayer breakfasts
- Radio and television opportunities have been presented to us
- Faith-based seminars have been held in churches
- Community workshops have been conducted in non-denominational settings
In fact, after placing an order for our best-selling book, Strong in the Broken Places: A Plan Behind the Pain, and reading it himself, a denominational leader enthusiastically placed more orders of the book so that every member of his congregation and every potential community visitor who might visit his meeting would have his or her own copy to read, share and keep!
To underscore our intention that our publications are, indeed, a life-enhancing encouragement to our readers, Dr. Dwight K. Nelson, world renown evangelist, media host and senior pastor of Pioneer Memorial Church assisted by Pastor J. Michael Harris, seminary administrator and R.E.A.L. Institute advisory team member, conducted a powerful and inspirational Book Blessing. The pastors invoked the promises of Isaiah 55:11 and Ephesians 3:20.
R.E.A.L. Institute has been affiliated with interactive community endeavors involving individuals across the lifespan meeting the concerns of children, youths, young adults, seniors, couples and singles for over a decade. Our affiliation with SDA Elderly Care is an example. Converging disciplines that include Psychology, Religious Education, Family Life Education, Seminary, Chaplaincy and extensive corporate experience, R.E.A.L. Institute was established to offer "R.E.A.L. tools for real life".
The Institute was interviewed by an international radio-TV station with programming reaching 32 cultures across the globe. The interview focused on the work of the Relationship, Enrichment and Life-Skills Institute which reaches a diversity of land areas world wide.
R.E.A.L. facilitates 'S.T.R.O.N.G. in the Lord' Retreats based on Ephesians 6:10. Participants are encouraged to not neglect-
as integral components of wholistic development as God seeks to make them "strong in the broken places" of life's experiences.
It has more recently developed the 'God Encounter Moment (G.E.M.) 15-minute Live Bible Readings' accessible via the web or telephone; 'Present Promises' which considers God to be a very relevant and present Help in our time of need. The speaker reads a promise, expounds on it and prays...all in 5-minutes; and the 'Strong in God (S.I.N.G.) Reading and Discussion Forum' where life application Bible themes are addressed and are available on the internet or telephone: More recently, a G.E.M. small group was formed cooperating with the auspices of the Pioneer Memorial Church accommodating individuals of the local or viewing audience, ranging from teen years and centenarian and of any ability or mobility level. Now, R.E.A.L. Institute is launching the latest expansion coinciding with the 10th anniversary in ministry. . .the"Let's Cross Talk!" app is designed to bring the Word of God to a cross-cultural, cross-generational audience in an interesting and inclusive way! These are in addition to the various topical webinars also transmitted globally to international participants from the convenience of their homes.
Welcome our newest affiliation...
In keeping with the vision and mission of the Relationship, Enrichment and Life-skills (R.E.A.L.) Institute, a funded start-up wholly separate yet supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to enrich lives from better to best across the lifespan, we have become affiliated with an organization that yields more jobs, more clients and less needs. Those needing employment or seniors seeking a helping hand, are connected through the separately owned and operated organization, SDA Elderly Care Matching Service. Various needs from CPAs, dependent or independent housing, laundry, drivers, legal services, health services, cooks, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, handymen, gardeners, CNAs, caregivers, hairdressers, sitters and so much more are referred by SDA Elderly Care. One's life passion, becomes a satisfying life's work and livelihood yielding more jobs, more clients and less needs. God's Hands have been wonderfully manifested in the labors of R.E.A.L. Institute. The work is great because the need is great. So great, in fact, that it is beyond our human ability to embrace without the enabling guidance of the Lord and the support of those who would be used by Him. Might that be you?
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