Post by Janelle
Today I did something way out of my comfort zone…I looked at teeth all day long and enjoyed it, not to mention in another country!!! I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would enjoy looking in the mouths of people. But I did. When you pray and serve the Lord with an open heart, miracles happen. I loved seeing the children come to the dentist clinic with happy faces and leaving with happy faces. Some were not so happy. One thing I did think about is that I have a newfound respect of what my dentist has to go through having to deal with me as a patient. Day one was so great seeing all the patients and knowing they are getting the care they need. I pray that the Lord continues to work in me and through me as I continue to serve this community and my team. Our team leader Jenni stated that we would be joyfully exhausted, and she was right! As exhausted as I am, I had a smile on my face the whole day as did the rest of the team and everyone serving alongside us. Can’t wait to see what else the Lord has in store for us.
What a great first day of clinic. We have such an amazing and selfless team and it is a joy to watch them use the gifts God has given them to serve the people of Guatemala. Thank you to everyone who is praying for us and to all of the wonderful people back home who are making sacrifices so that this week could happen. Please check back in tomorrow for day 2 and leave a comment…we would love to hear from you!