[Information provided by To Phuong, Health Ministries Director for Vietnam] Long Thanh Health Expo was the first health event organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vietnam for the purpose of exposing the general public the Adventist lifestyle. This was held on 8-9 December 2013 in Phuoc Thai high school and clinic. This was the first time the church conducted a program in a government place.
The opening ceremony held on December 8th at 9am was officiated by Pr. Tran Thanh Truyen, Executive Secretary of Vietnam Adventist Mission. Each participant enjoyed a series of health screenings such as BMD (Bone Mineral Density), BMI (Body Mass Index), body fat analysis, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol test (optional) where all the data was reported by a computer and then presented to the doctors who provided health counseling for each participant.
The Health Expo emphasized the 8 principles of healthy living namely, NUTRITION, EXERCISE, WATER, SUNLIGHT, TEMPERANCE, AIR, REST & TRUST in Divine power, also known as NEWSTART. The event also included hydrotherapy demonstrations and the anti-stress chair message where people enjoyed a time to relax. The children had their own corner with health activities and crafts also.
Altogether these services were provided to 357 people, and each was given a gift. You can view more photos of this event at their website.