Community Health Expo

7th December 2017

On Sunday 26 November 2017, under the motto 'Be happy! Be healthy!', the Harlesden Romanian and Watford Romanian churches organised a joint Health Expo event at Sangam Centre in the Burnt Oak area. It was the third Health Expo that the Romanian Seventh-day Adventist churches have organised, which started in 2015.

The team of over 25 people including a medical doctor offered free checks and consultations such as cholesterol level, blood sugar level, blood IMG_1567pressure, body fat index, lung peak flow, ear check-up, massage, medical advice and free literature on health-related issues. With over 175 participants from the community the event was a real success – most of the participants being visibly impressed not just by the team effort itself but mostly because the Seventh-day AIMG_1565dventist Church is out there trying to help people from the community.

As SEC President, Dr Emmanuel Osei commented, "This is what we are about – being relevant within our community. Even if the people do not come and worship with you, minister to them anyway." The Romanian Seventh-day Adventist churches in the SEC strongly believe that we need to be where people around us are, reaching them with a message of comfort and IMG_1555healing backed by intentional actions that are designed for their benefit.

The administrator of Sangam Centre mentioned to us that IMG_1550although he accommodates other religious groups as well, it is only the Seventh-day Adventist Church who seems to care and do something for the community. This event clearly showed that there is a huge need among us and we are called upon to step out from our confined environment within our buildings and go outside in the open to reach one soul at the time. With this vision in mind we decided that for the next six months, every month, we are going to organise a similar health expo in the same spot and then conclude this stage of the health mission with a two-day health expo in June 2018.

[Pastor Sorin Petrof]


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