Fundraiser for Mobile Dental Unit (December 7th)


Mobile Dental Unit

Christ Our Savior Anglican Church and other churches belonging to Torrance Outreach United for Community Health (TOUCH), along with its medical partner Medical Mission Adventures (MMA), regularly serve South Bay neighbors in need with free medical, dental and optical care.

Christ Our Savior’s Thomas Winfrey said, “TOUCH and MMA have high hopes our Dec. 7 fundraiser will raise $15,000 to purchase a mobile dental unit for MMA and to continue other critical health services at clinics held at Harbor and other churches.

“We are inviting members from all of our partner churches and their friends, as well as those interested in our ministry to attend our luncheon.”

The luncheon and silent auction/raffle begins at noon at the Carson Community Center, Hall C, Three Civic Center, Carson, CA  90745. Guests can visit the display of MMA’s Mobile Medical Clinic and its Optometry Services Van beginning at 11 a.m.

According to Louie Rosado, medical director of Medical Mission Adventures, “Our patients consistently make dental care their most requested service. Recent studies have proved serious medical complications, including heart disease, can result from lack of dental care.

“Our solution is to acquire a 24-foot trailer and install four dental stations complete with the necessary equipment.  Our dental trailer could open within minutes upon arrival at the local clinic site, increasing significantly the number of patients we could treat.”

Volunteer medical, dental and optometrist professionals, along with South Bay church volunteers served  500 patients during its last seven clinics. The clinics started in September 2012.

Rosado and Winfrey said, “Churches tell us their members enjoy volunteering at the clinics. It is an excellent opportunity to share the Gospel and demonstrate to neighbors that Christians care about them.”

Tickets are $45 each and tables of eight are available for $315. RVSP by 11/26/13. Credit card payments are accepted at  Checks should be made payable to Medical Mission Adventures, placing “2013 Luncheon Fundraiser” in the check’s memo line, and send to MMA Fund, 1108 Sartori Ave., Suite 220, Torrance, CA 90501.

Information is available at 310-377-3595 or 310-618-0842

Individual and companies wishing to donate raffle prizes, silent auction items, or funds to the event should contact Thomas Winfrey at 310-625-0772.

MMA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For additional information, visit and

Next Mobile Clinic on January 19, 2013 in Torrance

TOUCH will host MMA’s mobile medical clinic in Torrance on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9 AM to 3 PM. The location will be the Torrance Moose Lodge; 1020 Sartori Ave; Torrance, CA 90501. For more information, please call 424-703-4267 or e-mail Tom Winfrey at

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70 Patients Treated at Torrance Clinic

MMA’s Mobile Clinic in Torrance

Over 70 people received free medical, dental and optical care in the Los Angeles South Bay area on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Christ Our Savior Anglican Church, in conjunction with Anglican Health Ministries, led a coalition of partners known as theTorrance Outreach for Unified Community Health (TOUCH) to bring Medical Mission Adventures’ (MMA) mobile medical clinic to Torrance, California. The coalition consisted of Christ Our Savior, The Harbor Church, and the Torrance Salvation Army which hosted the first clinic site.

People came long distances to receive care. One man came from the San Gabriel Valley for optical needs and another woman traveled 75 miles from San Bernardino and slept overnight at the Salvation Army to wait for the clinic to open in the morning. Patients were very grateful, and could not believe that clinic services were free.

While comprehensive care was offered, dental and optical needs were the most utilized services.

Volunteers visited with patents, shared the gospel and invited many to church on Sunday. Louie Rosado, executive director of MMA, gave his own Christian testimony to the waiting patients.

Special note should be made of the support of the Salvation Army staff. Pastors Neil and Rubina Navarro opened their entire service center for the clinic. Officers provided  refreshments to the patients and provided valuable administrative and minsterial support.

Patient waiting area

Anglican Health Ministries worked with MMA for over two years on licensing, regulatory, and insurance requirements. “It was a long-road of red tape and endless inspections, but we were finally able to open the doors,” said physician and Deacon Val W. Finnell, who is Executive Director of Anglican Health Ministries.

Overall, TOUCH Coalition members thought the day was very successful. More work needs to be done to recruit medical, dental and optometry staff in the South Bay to support ongoing local clinics throughout the year.  More TOUCH Coalition members are being sought to support clinic operations.

Patients receive free dental care


Christ Our Savior would like to extend an invitation to other Anglicans within the Diocese of Western Anglicans to partner with them in hosting regular clinics in the South Bay area.  Local clinic volunteers are also desperately needed. Those interested should contact Christ Our Savior Senior Warden, Tom Winfrey, at




Free Torrance Clinic Opens Its Doors

The TOUCH Coalition, Medical Mission Adventures, and Anglican Health Ministries are bringing a free mobile medical unit to Torrance, California on Saturday, September 29th from 9AM-5 PM. The mobile clinic will be located at the Salvation Army Service Center; 4223 Emerald St; Torrance, CA 90503. The clinic will offer medical, dental, and optical care regardless of ability to pay.

TOUCH is a network of South Bay churches working together to assist our neighbors with medical, dental, and optical care. Its members include Christ Our Savior Anglican Church in Torrance, The Harbor Church in Harbor City, and the Salvation Army in Torrance.

Download the flyer for more information and help spread the word.

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2012 Annual Pre-Lenten Prayer Breakfast Presentation

Dr. Val Finnell, Executive Director of Anglican Health Ministries was the guest speaker for Christ Our Savior Anglican Church’s 2012 Annual Pre-Lenten Prayer Breakfast in Torrance, CA. The title of the presentation was, “Transformation Through Holistic Ministry.”

All proceeds from the prayer breakfast went to support Medical Mission Adventures’ free, mobile clinic and the Torrance Outreach for Unified Community Health (TOUCH) Coalition. The free clinic is being sponsored by TOUCH, which is an outreach ministry of Christ Our Savior in Torrance. The mobile clinic was on site for prayer breakfast attendees to tour.

The prayer breakfast began with Morning Prayer at 7AM, followed by breakfast at 8AM. The complete video of the presentation is below to watch at your leisure.










Annual Pre-Lenten Prayer Breakfast

Transformation Through Holistic Ministry

Join Christ Our Savior Anglican Church for our Annual Pre-Lenten Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Morning Prayer will begin at 7 AM at Christ Our Savior Anglican Church (directions).

Breakfast will be begin at 8 AM at the Torrance Moose Lodge, located right across the street from the church at 1020 Sartori Ave.

The cost is $25 per person or $175 for a table of 8 ($25 savings).

This year’s speaker will be Val W. Finnell, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Anglican Health Ministries and Junior Warden of Christ Our Savior Anglican Church (pictured at right). Dr. Finnell currently serves as the Chief of the Medical Staff at Los Angeles Air Force Base and is a postulant for the vocational diaconate  in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints.

Dr. Finnell’s talk, Transformation Through Holistic Ministry, will share his personal experience as a hospice volunteer in Washington, DC and his work with the uninsured in his own parish. Other topics will include:

  • The need for medical ministry in Torrance
  • The Biblical basis for medical and healing ministry
  • How Anglicans and other Christians can get involved

Net proceeds from the prayer breakfast will go to support the Torrance Outreach for Unified Community Health (TOUCH) Coalition, an outreach ministry of COS. TOUCH is a group of Christian churches, non-profit organizations, health-care entities, professionals, and concerned citizens who are dedicated to improving the health of their community in Torrance, California.

Mobile ClinicAlso attending the prayer breakfast will be Mr. Louie Rosado, Presdient of Medical Mission Adventures (MMA). COS and TOUCH are partnering with MMA to bring their mobile clinic to Torrance through the TOUCH Coalition. MMA’s clinic features free medical, dental, and optical care. The mobile clinic will be onsite at the prayer breakfast.

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Mobile Clinic Demo

Front of Mobile Clinic

MMA's Mobile Medical Clinic

Christ Our Savior Anglican Church and the TOUCH Coalition demonstrated  Medical Mission Adventures’ (MMA)  mobile medical clinic for Torrance Memorial Medical Center (TMMC) on Friday, November 11, 2011. In attendance were representatives from the community, including the Salvation Army, Torrance Corps.

Mr. Louie Rosado, President of MMA and Dr. Finnell, founder of TOUCH made a presentation to the executive staff of TMMC followed by a clinic

Inside Tour of Mobile Clinic

TMMC Executives Receive Tour of Clinic by Mr. Rosado

walkthrough with all clinic capabilities on display (medical, dental, and optical). The presentation focused on the need for primary medical care services among the area’s uninsured and underinsured population and how community organizations can network together to enhance continuity of care and reduce uncompensated emergency department visits.

TOUCH and MMA will work with TMMC and other community organizations in the coming weeks to establish a corps of volunteers to host the clinic on a regular basis in Torrance. If you would like to be part of this effort, please join the Coalition.


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