Serving Our Communities by Meeting Needs
Tulsa » A collaboration of enthusiastic, mission-minded church members from several Seventh-day Adventist churches in the Tulsa area are prayerfully rising to the challenge of being relevant in their communities. The Tulsa Community Services Center is the fruit of many steps of faith and months of prayer. “The mission of the TCSC is to enrich the quality of life in our community through individual and family services. Our vision and commitment is to provide aid for the specific welfare of each person through dental, medical, legal and spiritual services. There are also plans to have the center serve as a distribution center for physical needs, such as food and clothing,” says Apple Park, Oklahoma Conference Secretary and Director of Tulsa Community Services Center,
TCSC is operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and has already conducted three health clinics. To date, approximately 100 patients have had their health needs met at no charge. Health screening services include blood pressure and blood sugar testing, height and weight measuring, and private consultations with physicians. Dental and vision services are planned to start soon.
This project spans the many cultures represented in the Oklahoma Conference and the Tulsa communities. The Korean, Zomi, New Life and all Spanish Churches in Tulsa have united in this effort. Those who volunteer at the TCSC are working as the hands and feet of Jesus to minister to the community’s health needs and win their confidence that they may bid them to “follow Him.”