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GROWTH: THROUGH IMPORTANT OUTREACH PROGRAMS Peter’s in West Jacksonville, who run the free clinic West Jax Outreach, for helping St. Luke’s get up and running so quickly. “They were very generous with their advice and expertise,” said The Rev. Hinchliffe. The Shepherd’s Hands Clinic provides a traveling health clinic in fve counties – Suwannee, Hamilton, Madison, Taylor and Lafayette. All of the clinic’s equipment is portable. Though they do not serve children, in the past 10 months the clinic’s doctors have provided health care to adult individuals in need who live CERTIFICATION VOLUNTEERS - SUE MOBLEY, JYM in all fve counties. KENT, LORRAINE THOMPSON (DEPARTMENT OF All of the doctors and nurses volunteer their HEALTH), KAY HARVARD AND BOB STROSS. professional services. A licensed x-ray technician volunteers along with a volunteer radiologist who reads the slides. Three translators are on hand to volunteer St. Luke’s Godly Gazette: Shepherd’s Hands Recognized as a Champion of Hope On November 3, 2016, Governor Rick Scott’s Faith Advisory Council recognized the Shepherd’s Hands of the Suwannee Valley (St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – Live Oak) as one of two “2016 Champions of THIS FREE MEDICAL CLINIC IS THE MOST RECENT Hope” award winners. The Governor’s Faith Advisory OUTREACH PROGRAM AT ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL Council advises the Governor on faith issues related CHURCH. to the Departments of Health, Children and Families, and Juvenile Justice. The Champion of Hope is awarded to organizations that go above and beyond the ordinary to improve the lives of at risk families. Along with the Shepherd’s Hands, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Tallahassee was also recognized for their inner city Tallahassee work. Lydia Bush, Anne Doswell, and Martha Hartman traveled to the 7th Annual Meeting of the Governor’s Faith Advisory Council in Orlando to receive the award. Thanks be to God for all of the faithful volunteers that make the Shepherd’s Hands Free Clinic possible. “We know LYDIA BUSH IS OPERATIONS DIRECTOR OF ST. LUKE’S that all things work together for good for those who SHEPHERD’S HANDS MOBILE CLINIC. love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. DIOCESAN MAGAZINE | WINTER-SPRING 2017 21
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