Last July the Winterset Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted a health booth at the local Madison County Fair. Even though the traffic was light, God used the booth in a mighty way. The team did 45 health assessments, which included blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, and respiratory status, along with a questionnaire that looked at health age vs. chronological age. Participants’ answers were then put into a computer, giving them a printout with the two ages and lifestyle changes they could implement to improve their health. Iowa-Missouri Conference

We received eight requests for Bible studies, and 20 people were interested in learning to cook healthy meals. The team also gave out literature free of charge, including around 30 Great Controversies, so many vegetarian cookbooks that we ran out, and many other pamphlets. The team also made balloon animals for the children.

Our goal for next year is to add more for the children and teens. We gave away four oriole feeders as door prizes, and around 150 people signed up for them. It was a blessing to mingle with God’s people in this setting.

Connie Richards is a member of the Winterset Seventh-day Adventist Church.