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Nursing Students Serve Oneida Community

The global missions team of AdventHealth Manchester hosted a group of nursing students from Southern Adventist University for a week of service and learning from October 11 to 15. The group consisted of 17 students and 2 professors from Chattanooga, TN, who came to Oneida as part of their community health course.

The students performed pre and post assessments in homes on Thursday and Friday, visiting families who had requested health education and support. They also offered free biometric screenings to the Oneida community on Saturday, measuring glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, and body mass index.

On Sunday, the students built a ramp for a community member, who recently had to start using a wheelchair and needed modifications to her home. The ramp was a gift from the global missions team and the students, who wanted to show their love and care for the Oneida family.

"We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve and learn from the Oneida community," said David Watson, the leader of the global missions team. "The nursing students were amazing. They showed compassion, professionalism, and enthusiasm in everything they did. They also learned a lot about the culture and history of the Oneida people, and how to provide culturally sensitive and holistic health care."

The global missions team of AdventHealth Manchester is a group who organize and participate in service projects locally and internationally. They aim to share the love of God through practical and meaningful ways, and to foster relationships with people from different backgrounds and beliefs.

For more information, visit AdventHealth Global Missions | AdventHealth.