Seeing a Need
MCKINNEY – McKinney Seventh-day Adventist Church members volunteered to help with an AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) clinic hosted by the Dallas First Seventh-day Adventist Church this past September. Physicians, dentists and church members joined together to offer non-emergency medical and dental checkups to the public, including Hurricane Harvey evacuees.
Lauren Matewe, McKinney church health ministries leader along with other members helped with the NEWSTART station. They shared the importance of nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest and trust to reverse diabetes, among other health challenges.
"I was so thrilled to see members from different churches working together, making friends and networking for the cause of Christ," Matewe stated. "We all felt good being the hands and feet of our precious Savior and Lord. It reminded me of Ephesians 4:2-4: 'Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.' This experience helped the McKinney church family be empowered and on fire for the right arm of the gospel."
Other volunteers registered participants, explained natural remedies, or provided massages. Everyone worked to provide a special day for those who attended the clinic.
By Betzy Hurst