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Welcome Juliana Emina-Coney

Our New TPC Faith Community Nurse

 

Juliana is the fourth of seven children born to Chief Thomas and Princess Kathrina Emina of Ebu Village, Delta State of Nigeria.  She is the wife of Pastor Clarence Coney. They have one son, Dr. Daniel Emina-Tawari.  She just retired as a Registered Nurse in the Labor/Delivery Unit at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.  She is an ordained minister with the Foursquare Church Denomination.  As a Registered Nurse, she had the privilege of working on four continents: Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. She has also carried out mission trips to other countries, both medical and evangelical.  The evangelical mission trips focused on evangelism to children. She also had the privilege of going on medical and evangelical mission trips with The Church On The Way to Ghana, Gambia, Namibia, and the cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Rosenberg in South Africa. After she learned the basics of missions, she was able to lead mission trips through the Extended Arm Initiative to the following areas in Nigeria: Ajeguinle, Ebute-metta, Yaba, Otta, Ebu and Benin.  In addition, she has led an evangelical mission to Italy where she taught work skills to children.

 

As a child, she and her siblings went to the Catholic church where she had her baptism, first holy communion and confirmation.  She received the Lord when she was 30 years old, at a retreat organized by the Christian workers in the hospital at which she worked in Nigeria.  When she was first invited to that meeting, she thought that she was a Christian, and she was just going to respect the one who invited her, but to her surprise when she heard the message from the preacher she knew she was not a Christian but a churchgoer.  That day she went forward, and her life has never been the same.  She felt it was her responsibility to get her family members saved so she shared her new experience with great excitement.  Unfortunately, they didn’t buy in until much later.  At God’s own timing, each family member received the Lord.  Her father was the last one to surrender.  He received the Lord when he was 90 years old and died when he was 96 years old.  In those six years, he had to give up his right as chief in the village and enjoyed telling others about his love for Christ.  Her mom received the Lord when she was 80 years old.  Even though she was not educated, she was so much in love with Jesus that she told everyone she came across about Him.  She would go and distribute tracts even though she couldn’t read them.  She went to be with the Lord at the age of 92.  She was a wonderful prayer warrior.  The rest of her family are serving Christ in different locations of the world.

 

As a young Christian, her greatest ambition was to tell everyone she met the benefits of knowing Christ and having Him as Lord and Savior.  She did that by deftly inviting friends she met to church because sometimes she was too shy to engage them in serious conversations.  Those that came to church with her always ended up receiving Christ and continued going to church.  She also would go around bringing her neighbors' kids and co-workers’ kids to church.  After a while, their parents would show interest and go themselves.  This technique helped her in Nigeria, so she re-invented it three years ago here in California.  For the last ten years, Extended Arm Initiative has been involved in ministering Christ’s love to different groups by providing showers for the homeless, giving out food as well as clothing, and taking kids whose parents can't afford it to Disneyland.  The last three years she has been mostly involved in setting up and teaching Bible classes to the kids in apartment complexes.  The "Kingdom Children Bible Club" (aka "KCBC") has become a tool for reaching out not only to children in the Hispanic community of Orange County, but for bringing their whole families to Christ and the church.  Her church has experienced increases in members since the conception of the "Kingdom Children Bible Club."  The church just bought a bus so the kids and their parents can come to church more regularly.  Her next project will be a Nigeria Medical Mission from December 22 to January 3.

 


 

Roles of a Faith Community Nurse

 

  • Integrates Faith and Health — Offers prayer & intentional listening

  • Personal Health Counselor — Answers specific disease or medication questions

  • Health Advocate — Assists with patient navigation within the medical system

  • Health Educator — Organizes group preventive education classes

  • Community Resources Liaison — Identifies appropriate referrals for needed services

  • Develops Support Groups — Grief, depression, loss, separation

  • Trains Volunteers — Assists at health fairs, blood pressure screening clinics

 


 

Services Currently Being Offered by Our Faith Community Nurse

 

  • Blood Pressure Clinic: It will take place on Sundays, November 26.  If you’re interested, please stop by the Bride’s Room after the Sunday morning worship services.  (*For accurate results, please have your coffee AFTER your blood pressure check-up.)

  • Prayer Walk: It will take place on January 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  If you would like to sign up, please come to the table in the patio after the Sunday morning worship services.

  • Caregiver Support Group: Sunday, November 26, at 10:40 a.m., in the Bride's Room

  • Grief Support Group:  It will take place on Thursdays, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bride’s Room.  If you would like to sign up, please come to the table in the patio after the Sunday morning worship service.

  • CPR Training Class: It will take place in early 2018.  If you would like to sign up, please come to the table in the patio after the Sunday morning worship services.  We need to find out how many people are interested so we can set up a date and time.  Everyone is welcome!

  • A free Flu Shot Clinic took place on Thursday, October 26.


 

 

 

 

 

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