By Thomas Tom
On Friday, November 4th, perfect weather was upon the second annual Evergreen SGV Health Fair. Forty-one faithful Evergreen volunteers with servant hearts came together. The Evergreeners shared the love of Jesus with the Don Julian community. In addition, Spanish speaking volunteers came from our partner Vida Church.
We give thanks to the Lord for using Evergreen’s Health Fair to share God’s Love. The inspiration was “Loving God, loving others, make a difference by serving others.” We continue to pray for building up relationships with the Don Julian community.
La Puente has one of the county’s highest population (39%) without health insurance. The reason is the number of undocumented residents. The Health Fair was an opportunity to care for the physical and spiritual needs of the local residents. The core planning team included Wil Chew, Peter Chee, Allen Yee, Harry Yen, and Thomas Tom.
From the surrounding neighborhood 118 guests came. In this outreach ministry project, we served alongside Vida Church, LA County Department of Public Health, and
Evergreen’s Community Food Pantry (partnering with the LA Regional Food Bank.) The faithful volunteers showed and shared God’s love by providing free medical care.
Activities included blood pressure and sugar checks, dental and eye screening, health education, and prayer. Those needing medical follow-up were referred to County Clinics while those needing spiritual care were prayed over.
From the beginning, God revealed His will. For example, the Department of Public Health normally does not host Flu Shot Clinics at new sites, but because an administrator was a former student at Don Julian Elementary, LA County provided free flu shots along with sending out their public health nurses.
We truly hope everyone was “blessed to be a blessing” to others!