Image: (L-R) Dr. Telfort, Jonathan Auguste (Translator), & Dr. Alex Coutsoumpos
Dr Geneus delivered a stirring sermon on Compassion in Action. He shared about the principles upheld by HAH and the five pillars on which we stand.
During the sermon, the congregation was pointed to Jesus’ example. He cited Matthew 9:35-36, “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Dr. Geneus added that the HAH is the church’s hospital and exists to be of service to them, while pointing people to Jesus. Members were encouraged to pray for the hospital and its administration instead of criticizing. They were also challenged to visit the hospital to make suggestion of improvement and to be the hospital’s ambassadors in their communities. The sermon ended with an alter call for all hospital employees and a special prayer of consecration to God.
In the afternoon, there was a lively and interesting panel discussion. Topics that were discussed were, Diabetes, Cholesterol and Hypertension. Drs. Alex Coutsoumpos and Henri-Claude Telfort ably explained what causes these diseases and how they can be prevented. Members were able to ask several questions and better understand that these are lifestyle diseases and they have the power to take control of their health. They lamented that more persons were not present to benefit from the program and asked that the hospital return soon to share more information with them.
The Sinai Church’s health venture continued on Sunday July 3, 2016. A health clinic was conducted. Approximately 40 persons came to receive services which included, vital signs checks, glucose level testing, HIV test, Malaria test, Counselling, and free medical consultation.
Expenses for the day were paid for by the Education Department’s Outreach Fund.
People waiting their turn for medical consultation
A team member from Sinai’s Health Department doing glucose testing