We had the privilege of working with a medical team from Every Nation Church, Singapore, in setting up and running medical camps in four locations, from 10 to 13 May 2017. Two of these camps were in Meethotamulla, while one was in Karadiyana, and the other was in Werahera. The medical team consisted of 56 volunteers, each of whom were exceptionally well prepared for the tasks that were set before them. The team placed much importance on prayer, and worked with expectation and faith.
Medical advice and assistance was administered free of charge at these medical camps to 1,525 adults, most of whom had been through the recent garbage crisis at Meethotamulla. The team also carried out a number of special program. On 12 May 2017, the volunteer team conducted a hygiene program, which encompassed lice treatment, wound care, and interactive hygiene workshops. The team also conducted a children's program, which impacted 400 children. The Center of Hope was able to send a team of 40 volunteers from People’s Church to work alongside the volunteer medical team, as interpreters, and helpers. Keshi Fernando, who served as a helper, had this to say about the experience: “I was blessed to work alongside a bunch of passionate people who carried the love of God and shared it with every life they came into contact with. It was beautiful to see the unrestricted love they had for the people of Sri Lanka.”
We are truly privileged to have partnered with Every Nation Church, in this project.