Last Saturday was our annual Health Fair at Baptist Friendship House. It is always a great event where we have various stations where people in the community can get health related information and services. We had vision and hearing testing, glucose testing, blood pressure and BMI (Body Mass Index) readings, childcare and nutrition information, first aid kits, hygiene items, food boxes from Feed the Children (where each box feeds a family of four for a week), and other information and fun activities.
We also had a volunteer come and give free haircuts and we had a foot care station where volunteers soaked, cleaned and massaged people's feet. Its always amazing to see a simple act, like washing one's feet or cutting their hair, can light up their face and make them feel special and loved.
That is our goal for the health fair, to not only take care of the physical needs that many people do not have the resources or information to take care of, but to show LOVE to people and to treat them with respect and dignity. Love in ACTION. Sharing Jesus' love in action and truth.
A special thanks to Get Real Ministries, LSU Nursing students and professors, LSU Agricultural Nutrition Educator, Phyllis and Amy for their service.