Health Fair October 2013

Last weekend, we had a mercy medical team here from the States to help guide us in leading a health fair. We had nurses from all over the States join together to come and visit us for a week. They spent some time training the full time missionaries in CPR, first aid and some other areas to help us fulfill the Health objective of our Mercy House in La Victoria. On Saturday, we spent the day in the park in La Victoria right outside our Mercy House. We held a health fair which we opened up to the entire community. It was a great chance to build relationships with community partners as well as community members.  We were able to work with the local municipality, security and several health organizations here in Lima. We got the name of Castillo Fuerte out there a little more, (it was even on a big city billboard!) had a chance to show adults and parents the location of the mercy house and tell them about our normal activities for the children.  The health fair mostly focused on health education. We gave out lots of goodies, spent time educating about life style changes which can improve overall health and talked about warning signs of serious health problems. In everything we did serving the physical needs of the community we also kept in mind their spiritual needs. We handed out Gospel & devotional materials and got to share with people Christ’s love. As a church we had a chance to reflect upon the mercy which God has shown to us and the reason which we show mercy to our neighbors. Here’s a small video clip which I made during the health fair.

Let me know if you like it and if I should do it again and how to improve the next one 🙂

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