Relieve the Suffering of 1,000

September 10, 2015 | Randy Meyer

Dave McCoy, the Fall Creek and Pleasant Hill churches pastor, has been working with his members and other area churches to offer a large-scale medical evangelism event in the Eugene, Ore., area. McCoy was selected to present the event at the North American Division Pastoral Convention, held in Texas in July, and he obtained $3,000 that will be used to rent the facilities for the event at the Lane County Fairgrounds.

This event, which will be held Sept. 26–27, is being coordinated by seven Eugene-area churches, Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), Light Bearers Ministries/ARISE and Caring Hands Worldwide/International Caring Hands (ASI ministry). The first goal of Impact Your Health Eugene is for 1,000 people to see Jesus Christ working through the volunteers. The second goal allows church members to provide 1,000 hours of volunteer time modeling the love of Jesus Christ. The third goal aims to help 1,000 people receive physical healing in a spiritual environment.

There are eye care businesses across the state of Oregon that have already agreed to provide eye exams, reading glasses, prescription glasses and even cataract surgery. Dentists and dental hygienists have also started to sign up for the event to provide dental exams, digital X-rays, cleanings, extractions and fillings.

People will be blessed by being able to see clearly, both spiritually and physically, they will be relieved of dental pain, and they will learn to reverse diabetes. The community will see the love of Jesus through selfless volunteers providing health care without expecting to be paid. This will allow them to freely ask spiritual questions and then connect with the local churches during the follow-up services at the local churches.

International Caring Hands (ASI Ministry) and its foundation Caring Hands Worldwide have already provided more than $1 million in free dental care at Adventist churches in Zambia and Micronesia. They have worked with ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) International and have established a mobile dental clinic in Madagascar. This ASI ministry has agreed to use its $250,000 state-of-the-art mobile clinic to deliver free dental care at the local Seventh-day Adventist churches after the event on a monthly basis as part of this initiative to relieve the pain of 1,000 people. The estimated free dental care to be provided will be well over $250,000 in 2015 and 2016.

If you would like to join this large medical evangelism event and help relieve the suffering of 1,000, you can sign up at the AMEN website