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A Place of Refuge Outreach reaches out to Trelawny communities

BY MARK CUMMINGS
Editor-at-Large
cummingsm@jamaica observer.com

Thursday, February 01, 2018

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BUNKERS HILL, Trelawny — More than 150 residents of Bunkers Hill and its environs recently benefitted from a health fair organised by the US-based A Placed of Refuge Outreach and sponsored by The City of Refuge Church Mahwah, New Jersey, USA.

The fair formed part of a week of activities held in the community and nearby districts which ran from January 20 – 27 .

During the fair, which was held at the Unity Primary and Basic School in Bunkers Hill, more than 12 agencies were present to educate community members on the resources and services they provide.

Local- based medical practitioner Thant Zin volunteered his medical service and distributed medication donated by Food for the Poor. Health screening on blood pressure, cholesterol, haemoglobin and blood sugar were also conducted by qualified local and overseas-based medical personnel.

“Evangelism played an important part of this mission. There were witnessing, distributions of Bibles, counselling, and men/women empowerment sessions,” said retired nurse Ileen Simms Channer, a native of Bunkers Hill, who directed the mission. She was assisted by Vivienne Anyansi, another Bunkers Hill native.

Simms Channer stressed that the fair had a positive impact on the students at the Unity Primary School.

“This event also made a tremendous educational impact on the students at the Unity Primary and Basic School. They visited the various booths on site, participated in activities organised by the Trelawny Parish Library, and received literature from Jamaica Child Evangelism,” she noted.

The week of activities also included a Sunday morning service at the Unity Baptist Church, where Pastor Paul Williams from The City of Refuge Church delivered a soul-stirring message.

Later that day, an evangelistic meeting of the all churches in the community was held.

Simms Channer said the services were held at a time when the community has been experiencing a spiritual, immoral and social decline.

“This community effort has brought spiritual cohesiveness to Bunker's Hill and the surrounding areas, clearly under the direction of the Holy Spirit,” she argued.


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