On the sidelines of a communication conference, they make sure residents are served.
More than 120 residents of the Lilliput community in Jamaica were treated to a free health fair on July 7, 2019. The event was organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church through its Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) Conference, held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 4-6, 2019.
The health event was a collaborative effort between the WJC Transforming Lives Foundation, Three Angels Pharmacy Mobile Clinic, and the Lilliput Seventh-day Adventist Church, as a way to give back to the community, organizers said.
- Members of the HEART College of Hospitality Services demonstrate their skills in cooking as they taught members of the public how to prepare a healthy meal during the GAiN Jamaica free health fair at the Lilliput Community Resource Center. Adventist Church communication director Williams Costa (center) looks on. [Photo: Nigel Coke, Inter-America Division News]
- A section of the crowd waits to be seen by the medical team during the GAiN Jamaica free health fair at the Lilliput Community Resource Center. [Photo: Nigel Coke, Inter-America Division News]
“Many of the residents were not able to come to the conference, but we know there are health challenges all around,” said Nigel Coke, communication director for the Adventist Church in Jamaica and main organizer of the GAiN event. It was important to have an impact on the community concerning the importance of keeping healthy and embracing a healthy lifestyle, Coke said. “Everyone wants to be healthy, and a healthy lifestyle is crucial to Seventh-day Adventists,” he added.
Services included ophthalmology, pediatric and dental care, eye testing, cholesterol and blood pressure checks, body mass index checks, and healthy lifestyle education.
Five doctors, one counselor, twelve medical missionaries, and several nurses and support staff were present to deliver health care and counseling.