At the ophthalmologic health fair, vision exams were performed. [Photo Courtesy of the South American Division]

South America

Adventist Volunteer Service youth in Bolivia hold free eye health fair

With this initiative, 120 people's eyesight was checked and 200 spectacle frames were given away in a community in Cochabamba.

Bolivia | Priscila Arnez

The young participants of the Adventist Voluntary Service (SVA) project of the Central Bolivian Mission and OYiM (One Year in Mission) of the Bolivian Union held an Eye Health Fair in the town of Loma Linda in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

More than 160 people were cared for and helped by the 32 young volunteers, who, in addition to giving attention to the physical health of the participants by checking their vital signs and performing eye exams, also taught them the eight health laws, gave them information about the Covid-19 vaccine, and distributed missionary books to each person that they served.

In this group of young people, there were doctors, ophthalmologists, nutritionists, optometrists, and nurses who, in a joint effort, gave away 200 frames of lenses. As a result of this event, forty people agreed to receive a visit from a missionary, fifteen agreed to study the Bible and ninety agreed to pray together.

This article was originally published on the South American Division’s Portuguese news site