The Arkansas Baptist State Convention missions team saw nine professions of faith at a recent medical-dental clinic in Pine Bluff.
The clinic was held July 15 at Watson Chapel Baptist Church in partnership with Whispering Pines Cowboy Church. Sam Roberts, missions team leader, said Whispering Pines was the original partner for the clinic but did not have large enough facilities, so the two joined forces at Watson Chapel.
Forty-five registered for the event and the churches provided more than 70 volunteers.
“It’s awesome having that many people from the local churches,” Roberts said, noting a team from Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro helped with evangelism. “Everybody was involved. They all had jobs to do. It was a great clinic.”
Medical-dental clinics serve as an avenue for the local church to meet needs and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ten to twelve are held each year across the state.
After registering each patient has a one-on-one conversation with a volunteer, where the gospel is clearly shared and people are given an opportunity to place their faith in Jesus. All medical and dental services are provided free of charge.
Several have made professions of faith in Christ at this year’s clinics, and on June 24 more than 20 accepted Christ during an event hosted by the Olive Street campus of First Baptist Church Rogers.
The first medical-dental clinic of the year was April 29 at Iglesia Bautista Roca Fuerte (Strong Rock Baptist Church) in Little Rock, the first time a clinic was held at a Hispanic church plant. Of 58 patients registered, 28 accepted Christ.
Six more clinics are scheduled for the remainder of the year; the next is July 29 at First Baptist Church Rector.
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