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Northern Asia-Pacific

Adventist Volunteers Provide Multiple Services to Community Members in the Himalayan Region

Professional from different fields offer their time and expertise to meet people’s needs and show them Christ’s love

South Korea

A Korean group provided health services, children’s ministry, home visitation, hair cutting, and family photo services at the Dapcha (Nepal) Seventh-day Adventist Church.

This report outlines the activities and accomplishments of a group of 14 individuals who joined together to provide these services over a three-day span. The purpose of this initiative was to meet the needs of the community in various aspects, ensuring the well-being of families and promoting unity and happiness through the family photos.

The group consisted of dedicated professionals from various fields, including doctors, nurses, a child care specialist, a photographer, pastors, missionaries, and assistants. Each member brought their unique skills and expertise, creating a diverse team capable of providing comprehensive services.

More than 300 people were treated over the three days. The team set up a temporary clinic equipped with necessary medical supplies and technology. The medical staff provided general check-ups, vaccinations, consultations, minor surgeries, and medicine according to their health conditions. They also organized informative sessions on health education, covering topics such as proper nutrition, hygiene, and disease prevention. The team successfully attended to numerous patients, promoting a healthier lifestyle within the community.

The group arranged a professional photography service; families had the opportunity to have their family photos taken by the skilled photographer, capturing moments of joy and togetherness. Their memorable photos served as symbols of unity and love, reinforcing the importance of family bonds.

This group provided barber service in the community, and many people came to receive free haircuts. They also put on a Vacation Bible School, where they taught very interesting stories and provided many kinds of educational gifts to the children. Each evening, they held an evangelistic series for adults, where more than 100 people attended. They also provided some rice for less-fortunate families.

Over the three days, this group made a significant impact on the community. Through their dedication, expertise, and a commitment to fostering well-being, the group of 14 individuals successfully provided all these services. The impact of this initiative will continue to resonate within the community, serving as an example of Jesus in prioritizing health, happiness, family values, and, more than that, the importance of preparing for His soon coming.

The original version of this story was posted on the Northern Asia-Pacific Division website.