August 17, 2010
SDA hosts Free Clinic in Evesham

by Simone T. Augustus Tue, Aug 17, 2010

Sunday, August 8, saw the Community of Evesham being flooded by Doctors and Nurses, all coming with one aim in mind, to attend to the health and spiritual needs of the residents of Evesham.{{more}}

The Evesham Methodist School was transformed into a free clinic that provided Blood Pressure, Glucose, Blood Sugar, BMI, Cholesterol, and HIV/AIDS testing; patrons were also able to visit a mobile dentist. A Pastoral Counseling centre was open to attendees, where they could receive counseling and request prayer.

The Health Expo was concluded at the Marriaqua Learning Resource Centre with a free concert, and a presentation by Dr. L. Jeannine Bookhardt-Murray, titled, “Facing Up To HIV/AIDS”.

The Evesham Health Expo was hosted by MAGs, CAGs, SAYA (Southern Adventist Youth Association), and Operation Compassion and invited guests, AIMM (Adventist International Medical Missionaries). The program was coordinated by Pastor Edson Augustus and the Evesham SDA Church. The second installment of this monthly program will be held in the community of Belmont.

The Health Expo was attended by over 300 persons, all of whom received medical attention. For more highlights visit:

Coordinator, Pastor Augustus orates, “This is the heartbeat of my ministry, utilizing head, heart, and hand in a proactive manner for a better St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the hastening of Jesus’ Coming.”

Through CAGs, Pastor Augustus along with the youth of the Southern District of SDA, carry out this proactive ministry. CAGs (Community Action Groups) is a new initiative piloted by Pastor Edson Augustus.

This new ministry is being groomed to become a dynamic social welfare foundation, taking the Bible Passage, Matthew 25: 35-40, as its practical directive.