In a display of community service and Christ-like compassion in action, the Empowerment Worship Centre hosted the annual Medical Outreach & Back To School program, 'Life Check.'

This year’s outreach, dubbed ‘Joy in Service’, saw a comprehensive medical check-up event aimed at promoting health and well-being among residents of Dzorwulu and its environs.

Powered by the Empowerment Care Foundation, the event, which took place on Saturday 9th, 2023 saw a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, volunteers, and members of the Empowerment Worship Centre coming together to provide vital medical services to the community. "Life Check 23" was a testament to the church's commitment to holistic empowerment beyond spiritual needs.

Thousands of community members gathered at the church premises at Dzorwulu, where they had access to a wide range of medical services, including minor surgeries, general check-ups, blood pressure monitoring, free NHIS-registrations, eye testing, dental check, breast and diabetes screenings, blood donation, Hepatitis B vaccinations and administering of medication.

Doctors also identified a serious medical case in a minor and rushed the patient to the hospital with the help of Ghana Ambulance Service for further medical attention. Additionally, specialized healthcare professionals were on hand to provide consultations and advice on various health concerns.

Global Lead Pastor of the Empowerment Worship Centre, Prophet Gideon Danso expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative, saying, "My message this year is the church as we know from scripture, has been a place of comfort, a place of peace, healing, restoration and recovery. Salvation is in three fold; in body, soul and in spirit. There are people who would never hear the gospel in the words that we speak, but only through the love that we show in the natural.

We therefore want to lead the way and focus on the church's primary assignment which is touching lives, making a difference, feeding the poor, giving people who can’t give back to you.

"We want to be a channel of blessing, a bridge of hope, a connection so that we can touch the lives of people who desperately need it. I want to encourage everyone who has supported the vision, prayed with us, stood with us over the years, I thank you."

"At the Empowerment Worship Centre, we believe in empowering our community in every way possible. 'Life Check 23' is an embodiment of that commitment. We aim to ensure that our community members are not only spiritually uplifted but also physically healthy. We hope to do more in the years before us so keep praying with us because there is Joy In Service."

Local residents, young and old alike, welcomed and praised the initiative with open arms. Vivian and her four(4) children from Achimota expressed her appreciation, saying, "I can't thank the Empowerment Worship Centre enough for organizing this event. I was able to get my National Health Insurance card done with ease, blood pressure checked, and they even provided guidance on managing my health better. It's a blessing."

A resident of Abossey Okai, amongst many beneficiaries said, "I can't express how grateful I am to the Empowerment Worship Centre for organizing this. It's not just about getting a check-up; it's about feeling cared for and part of a community that truly values our well-being."

In addition to the medical services, Empowerment Worship Centre distributed a generous supply of back-to-school items, including backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and other essential supplies. Children and parents alike expressed their joy and relief, knowing that they had the necessary resources to start the school year successfully.

Fati Zakari, another beneficiary of LifeCheck ‘23 expressed her appreciation, saying, “I was worried about how I would afford school supplies for my three kids this year. This event has lifted a huge burden off my shoulders, and my kids are so excited to go to school with their new backpacks and supplies."

“Life Check 2023" was not just about addressing immediate health concerns but also about fostering a sense of community and togetherness. The event successfully brought people together, encouraging them to support one another in their journey towards better health and life.

Over 2000+ footwear, 2500+ bags, 4000+ food packs, 14000+ exercise books & stationery, 5000+ snacks, 1556 NHIS registrations, 80,000+ worth of medications, 128 Hepatitis B vaccinations, 2118 - medical/ Dental/ Eye cases, 6 surgical cases, 68 units of blood donation, 800+ volunteers and 6000+ bibles distributed. Overall, LifeCheck ‘23 reached out to 12000+ people.

The Empowerment Worship Centre plans to continue organizing such community-focused events, emphasizing the importance of physical and mental well-being alongside spiritual growth. "Life Check 23" serves as a shining example of how faith-based organizations can play an active role in promoting overall community empowerment.

As the event concluded, smiles and gratitude filled the faces of participants, leaving no doubt that "Life Check 23" was a resounding success, both in terms of healthcare provision and community bonding. Truly, there is Joy In Service!

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