Fountainview Academy’s Essentials of Health Evangelism Training class supports AMEN’s Free Medical Clinic in Yakima, WA.
March 5-7, 2016 saw eight Fountainview Academy students and two staff make their way down to Yakima, WA to volunteer for the AMEN Free Medical Clinic being held at the city’s fairgrounds.
The students who travelled to Yakima are part of Fountainview Academy’s new Essentials of Health Evangelism training course. The course, called LIGHT (Lay Institute for Global Health Training) is designed at Wildwood, and focuses on the essential components of health evangelism. The students learn the principles of health evangelism, hydrotherapy basics, massage basics, nutrition and common diseases, how to give health talks, run a health expo and cooking classes, and most importantly how to bridge to spiritual conversations and engage in practical soul-winning.
The eight students were able to use their training for two days, in a practical way in Yakima. They were active in giving chair massages, talking to people about health, assisting dentists in their work, as well as helping an Ophthalmologist in his work of providing free eye exams and glasses to many people. The two day clinic saw over 400 people come through to receive free medical, dental and optical care.
The students were thrilled to be able to have such a practical and active part in supporting the event and put what they have been learning to use.
Pastor Harry Sharley commented that they could not have managed as well as they did, especially on day two, without the help of our Fountainview students: “They are hard workers, very mature, and a real help, particularly to the dentists they assisted.”
There were many stories told as we embarked on the 7 hour drive home, stories that will live long in our students’ memories as they seek to serve the Lord in the way that He has called them and gifted them to serve. The biggest question on the way home was, “When and how can we do this again!?”