Gulliver Seventh-day Adventist Church conducted a health Exposition on Sunday, 24th September, 2023 at Gulliver Park in Area 49,Lilongwe.
Residents and passers-by flocked to the centre for various services pertaining their personal health even at a time the medical missionaries were about to close.
Among other services, patrons at the expo were getting free access to health screening including blood pressure, diabetes and body fat index.
The team had to extend time to accommodate people who were eager for screening and knowledge for their health well-being.
The exercise forms part of awareness activities ahead of the Mega Evangelism Crusade slated for early October.
According to the Department's deputy head Dr. Peter Jere, all these services were free of charge.
"We are targeting everyone who feels are responsible enough to take care of themselves; their bodies, irrespective of their faith, political or cultural affiliations.We believe a health body is key to socio-economic development; both at household and national level." He said.
One of the patrons, Jessie Mkandawire, could not contain her excitement when she spoke to CMC media.
" I have gained a lot of knowledge and a lot more on my health. I already feel relaxed than I was when coming here this morning," said Mkandawire.
Like many of her age, she also admitted that she regularly suffers from ailments to do with her sugar levels, blood pressure and also fatigue.
Chiku Ncozana, a patron who left the expo thrilled, was quick to hail the organisers of the event.
She explained: "I am a non- Adventist myself but I must admit, I have been impressed by this. This looks like Christ's own ministry on earth. He never castigated anyone in His healing ministry.
"Just like this team, Jesus attended to people's needs irrespective of their varied affiliations. Likewise, we all need to fix our bodies first before persuading the soul. I just love the way it's been handled."
Asked what impressed her the most, Ncozana left the interviewer amazed: "Of course I came here to seek medical help, but look at me, I'm leaving with a surprise gift that surpasses anything anyone can think of: It's a new Bible and God knows I needed it. My old one was damaged. Surely this will help me revive my Bible reading culture," she said, smilingly.
Meanwhile, Gulliver Church Health Department has pledged to hold similar events on regular basis.
Evangelist Dr. Peter Mpinganjira from Blantyre is scheduled to headline the revival crusade that will run for three weeks at the same venue in October this year.
Reported by Aaron Kumwenda