About The Event

In July 2021, Dr. Ble approached the women ministry of Holy Spirit Power Ministry and proposed a series of women discussions to empower women. The Women of the church meet virtually and pray once a week, on Tuesdays at 5pm. Dr. Ble suggested to dedicate one Tuesday to talk about women’s issues and empower one another. Dr. Ble aims to equip women with the tools and knowledge needed to solve their problems. Dr. Ble believes that every women has the potential to succeed. Her idea was well received and the first event took place on August 10, at 5pm. The first speaker was Dr. Katherine Sullivan on Tuesday, August 10 at 5pm. She spoke on Dealing with Depression. After Dr. Sullivan, many other speakers followed including:

Date Speaker Topic
August 24 Tanya Bryant, MD, Director of Pediatrics at Unicare Community Health Center Live a Healthy Life
August 31 Arpi Tarkhanian Kestenian
Chief Executive Officer at Hospice Of Grace, Inc.
Surviving Loss
August 31 Michelle Burton
Chief Strategy Officer & Director, Social Change Institute, Community Health Councils (CHC)
Dealing with Disturbing Children and Sick Children
September 14 Olenka Cullinan
CEO iStartFirst| Speaker | Executive Women’s Mindset & Business Coach| Corporate Trainer.
Overcoming Fear


LIVE (Live In Victory and Excel) Claremont 2020 – 11/ 9 to 12/14/2020

In partnership with the City of Claremont, senior center, California, USA, Global Approach to Development provided the LIVE (Live In Victory and Excel) program to senior members. The LIVE program offered principles of healthy living. The courses included but are not limited to lifestyle medicine, and nutrition. Courses were given by Lilian Correa, MPH, RDN and GAD staff.

Christmas Celebration 2020 – December 18, 2020 at Abge Elementary School in Lakota, Ivory Coast (West Africa)

On December 18, 2020 we donated toys to 200 children enrolled at the Agbe elementary school. These children received their very first and for most their only holiday gift! For children living in poor families, a toy is a luxury and receiving one is an unforgettable experience. Donate to the Christmas Gift Fund today and bring a smile on a child’s face!

LIVE (Live In Victory and Excel) Pasadena 2018 – 01/17/2018 and 01/20/2018

Health Conference was held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm followed by a Health Fair on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Both events were held at Holy Assembly COGIC located at 55 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91103. The conference deliberation were on the following topics: (1) Preventing Diabetes Via Healthy Eating presented by Dr. Wayne Dysinger, MD; (2) Preventing America’s #1 Killer presented by James Marin, RD; (3) Cancer screening and prevention presented by Dr. Maria E. Nelson, MD.

James Marin, RD, EN

Speaking on Preventing America’s # 1 killer: Heart Disease


Maria E. Melson, MD

Speaking on Cancer Screening and Prevention

GAD’s Founder Ruth Ble, MD, MPH and Maria E. Nelson, MD