More than 450 people received free wellness checks at an Adventist-run health booth at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Darling Harbour, Sydney, from October 12-15.
About 70 volunteers manned the booth, offering blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI) checks, massages and lifestyle consultations. The Mind Body Spirit Festival is Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event with more than 200 exhibitors.
Greater Sydney Conference’s (GSC) health department ran the booth in partnership with the personal ministry and evangelism department, and ELIA Wellness. Literature evangelists were also involved, selling health and spiritual resources to attendees.
GSC health department director Dr Christiana Leimena-Lehn said the booth provided opportunities to promote the various programs that Adventist churches are hosting as part of the Sydney Adventist Wellness Fest, which runs until November 30. Cooking demonstrations, walking clubs and mental wellbeing programs are some of the activities being offered.
“Health service is an entering wedge for us to minister to our wider community to meet their needs,” Dr Leimena-Lehn said. “Join the movement in bringing health to the wider community, to mingle with many at a personal level, to offer hope that they will discover one day the meaning and purpose of life and the love of Christ.”
Click here for more information on the Sydney Adventist Wellness Fest.