Today was a great clinic day! We saw around 130 patients!

From Kelsey:
Today was an awesome day. The kids here are so sweet, fun, and energetic. This is proven by me playing tag with these amazing kids for at least three hours today. They are creative and fun, but also some of them are really scared to go to the doctors and especially the dentist. One of the little girls today actually started crying because she was so scared to go to the dentist, but we were able to calm her down by being there for her and giving her love, and a sucker. There was a group of girls who were there all day long and they gave me and two of the other girls here a new hairstyle, and then we were all matching. These kids just want to be loved and have fun with us while we are here. This experience has been so amazing for me and also so eye opening. I really can’t describe how it feels to hold a crying child in your arms and then have her, an almost complete stranger, feel comfortable and safe enough to cuddle and relax with you. Being here is so wonderful and I am so thankful for this opportunity! These kids just love so much, one of them actually called me her momma today, and they are just so sweet.

From Adrienne:
Today was a great day full of fun games and A LOT of toothbrushes. It’s a really great experience to be able to teach these kids about brushing their teeth and see how excited they are to learn. Being able to educate and also enjoy so many amazing kids is so heartwarming and I wouldn’t trade what I’m doing here for anything in the world. It was fun to see the kids talking less willing kids into getting their teeth taken care of and all of the love and encouragement they showed towards everyone and anyone they interacted with. The past few days have been such an amazing thing to be a part of and I couldn’t be happier with the people I’m here with. Everyone is so amazing and I feel so lucky to be here. There are a lot of emotions here but at the end of the day being able to care for these wonderful people is so fulfilling. It’s crazy to see how great full these people are for things we take for granted every day. I can honestly say that I loved every one of the people I have met here. There’s so many kids that hug and love you just for being here and nothing warms my heart more. Over all being here has by far been the most fulfilling and eye opening things I’ve ever been apart of.

From Madison:
Today was day two of the clinic. We opened up the school earlier this morning and saw around 130 people. Each day brings new adventures and new patients. The warm and compassionate members of the community that come to our clinic always leave me speechless with the way they embrace us.

Witnessing the way my team freely and joyfully cared for every patient was where I experienced the love of Christ the most today. Their faithfulness to God is evident to everyone they interact with.

Muchas gracias to everyone who reads and comments on the blog. After a long day, there is nothing better to regroup as a team and share many laughs together. We feel the love and support from you all back at home and are very much encouraged.