Back Medical Dental Unit commissioned on Healthcare Sunday
January 27th, 2014
306 teeth pulled
29 decisions for Christ
That's what happened in the five months left in 2013 from the time the Medical Dental Unit (MDU) launched in August. And it's only just the beginning of what's to come.
As the Middle Tennessee Initiative (MTI) rolls out this year, the MDU—affectionately called the 40-foot, 30,000-pound evangelism tool—will be a major component. This past Sunday, it was commissioned as a part of the MTI "healthcare" emphasis, also featuring a sermon from our Pastor.
"This is what we're about already—serving Middle Tennessee," said Amy Fairchild, MDU Coordinator. "MTI is going to give us more opportunities to work with church plants and repurposed churches. They have needs in their communities and we have a chance to share the gospel with them."
As relationships continue to develop, the MDU team will assess the needs in each community and continue to provide free, quality medical screenings, fluoride treatments, dental extractions, and more—most importantly focusing on the spiritual soul care of each person.
In 2014, trips have already taken place and others are scheduled. On January 25, the Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church and MDU teamed up for a clinic ministering to the Deaf community. And on February 8, St. Thomas will welcome the MDU in Murfreesboro for a local clinic.
"You can pray for what's coming up in 2014, including wisdom to know who we need to partner with," Amy said. "We're going to have monthly events and ramp it up to two times a month later this year. We do all this—not to pull teeth and hand out medicine—but to share the love, hope, and healing of Christ."
Want to get involved? We need volunteers with medical and dental experience plus others to assist in registration, support, prayer, and evangelism. Contact Amy Fairchild or learn more on the MDU website.