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First Baptist Church, mission host health fair for Hispanics
Nurse Alicia George checks blood pressure. - photo by Photo provided

First Baptist Church of Rincon and the Rincon Hispanic Baptist Mission recently hosted the Hispanic Health Fair at the youth center of First Baptist Church to provide medical and dental services and share Christian love to the Hispanic community, as an outreach of Rincon Hispanic Baptist Mission.

The mobile health unit of the Georgia Baptist Convention provided the medical supplies, and local health professionals donated their time and services. Members of the Baptist congregation provided translators, food for the volunteers and patients, child care and shared their faith.

The dentists and dental hygienists did 19 restorations, 15 cleanings and 13 extractions. The nurses checked the blood pressure of 40 people and checked blood sugar, hemoglobin and eye exams of 26 people. The chiropractor treated 26 people.

A Christian video was shown to people as they waited, Spanish Bibles and gospel tracts were shared with those who came, and 10 people also accepted Christ.

The Baptist Mobile Health Unit is a ministry of the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Health Unit travels all over the state of Georgia to provide free health care coordinated by Baptist churches.

A special thanks to dentists Dr. Tracy Durham and Dr. Robert Simmons Jr., to chiropractor Dr. Marc Schnoberich, and to dental hygienist Becky Cowart, who organized the health fair.

Rev. Francisco Rodriguez is pastor of Rincon Hispanic Baptist Mission. The congregation meets each Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Youth Center of First Baptist Church of Rincon, located at the corner of Richland Avenue and East 7th Street. For more information on the Hispanic church, call Pastor Rodriguez at (912) 313-7333.