“Mission Project 2019 continues…”. Those were the words from the Jamaica Union Conference Officers in a thank-you letter to the Churches subsequent to the hosting of the LTM Convention on February 9.
The members of the Rest Store Seventh-day Adventist Church concurred, and thus joined in the Jamaica Union’s initiative focusing on health, and were pleased to serve the community in uplifting their spiritual health.
Partnering with the Three Angels’ Pharmacy Mobile Clinic, The Ministry of Health (Manchester Health Department), Jamaica Moves and the HEART Foundation of Jamaica, Sunday, February 24, 2019, will go down in history as a “very informative and education experience” as noted by the Church Pastor, Devon Champier. He further noted that “it was great to see the church transformed and people’s lives being touch… and the satisfaction on the faces of the people”
At the end of the day, over seventy persons received medical attention, five received counselling, and everyone benefitted from presentations from the Manchester Health Department, the HEART Foundation of Jamaica, and the Ministry of Health initiative
“Jamaica Moves” which took them through routine exercises and tips.
“The Health Fair was of great help”, says Leisa Heron, a community member. “It teaches us a lot of things we did not know. The 2 litre drink that we drink, I did not know it had so much sugar in it and that it can do so much harm. I found it really helpful”, she concluded.
The team of volunteers from Three Angel’s Pharmacy Mobile Clinic, was supported by Drs. Nadine Williams and Winston Tolan, and Nurse Maxine Isaacs.
The health outreach project was spear-headed by the Health Ministries Department under the leadership of Sis Joyce Green.
Rest Store Church is a part of the Newport District of Seventh-day Adventist Churches, and caters to the communities of Rest Store, Plowden, New Broughton, Wigton, Lottery, Rose Hill and Glasgow.