Home Help

A former church member temperance activity for the meeting of alcohol, tobacco, drug, and weight-control problems. Initiated and designed in 1971 by Ernest H. J. Steed, General Conference temperance director, the Home Help visitation plan consisted of using specially prepared films and literature and cassettes in personalized contact within the confines of the home. Home Help visitors, in representing Seventh-day Adventists and providing a public service, were encouraged to go two by two, then to continue until practical benefits were seen. If desired, a spiritual program could be further provided. Entitled Christ Speaks to Modern Man, it consisted of a Bible study plan, the showing of six films, and the loan of literature. Home Help was requested via media announcements or from friends. M...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.