His Healing Hands is a local Christian nonprofit organization that provides free medical and dental care for people in third world countries that have no access or financial means to receive this care. Since 2010, His Healing Hands has hosted its annual Celebration Dinner to share how the Lord works through its medical mission ministry.

The ninth annual Celebration Dinner will take place June 22 at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles; gathering our community with the gratitude that is shared by those who raise money to care for the poor and give them hope through teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Award-winning comedian Nazareth is the entertainer for the evening. His impressive credits include appearing before more than 40 million people worldwide through live concerts, radio and television broadcasts including appearances on Comedy Central.

The current medical mission to the Philippines from May 24 to June 1 at the Bible Baptist Church in Tabaco City will include an Evangelistic Festival that will reach citizens who would never have been helped without the medical ministry of His Healing Hands. This festival, featuring Christian music, speakers and testimonies will reach law enforcement and undercover officers, government leaders, soldiers, medical professionals, university students and prison inmates as well as the general public. Since these ministries have been so successful, the festival theme will be extended to other parts of the impoverished world.

Every trip is comprised of Medical Mission teams of volunteer doctors, nurses and other medical professionals and members of the private sector who travel all over the world to help those in need.

The medicine, supplies and vitamins are donated by people from all over the country who have the desire but not the means to travel with the missions. Everyone who attends the clinics is given medical care, medicine and eyeglasses free of charge. A recent trip to Ethiopia cared for more than 1,100 patients; extending the gospel to many who decided to receive the message for a better life.

Our hometown can indeed extend generosity worldwide.

For dinner reservations, contact Carl Dawson at cdawson@hishealinghands.com or 805-434-3653. To sponsor a table for eight, contact Cheryl Dawson-Voight at Cheryl.voight@hotmail.com or 760-774-4478.

Visit hishealinghands.com for the inspirational story and to donate online. You can also mail your donation to: His Healing Hands, 1050 Las Tablas Road, Suite 5, Templeton, 93465.