A Safe Arrival and Busy First Day of Work

team pic at Faith FM

Our mission team has arrived safely in Belize, Central America. For the next week-and-a-half, this energetic and adventurous group will be helping improve the lives of residents in the tiny community of Billy White, as they complete a construction project at the local school and host a dental clinic for the children.

On the first day, despite a 2.5 hour ordeal in setting up the equipment, the dental team was able to serve the needs of 31 appreciative patients. A young man who fell just outside the age range of patients being treated, waited all day to see if the team could squeeze him in. Only 18 years old, and with no parents, he gratefully received treatment at the day’s end for cavities in his front teeth, eagerly telling one of the team members “I can smile now and have pictures taken!”

Keep checking back for updates on the team’s adventures in Belize.


team airport pic
Team photo at Pearson before departure

 

on the plane
On the plane and headed to Houston

 

on the plane
Everyone is in good spirits despite little sleep

 

welcome to Belize
Welcome to beautiful Belize!

 

on the bus
On the bus

 

team pic at Faith FM
At the Faith FM building. Faith FM is acting as the local project coordinator.

 

Belize countryside
The Belizean countryside

 

toilet head
Seems about right!

 

dental work
Pediatric dental clinic begins

 

mission dental work

mission dental work

mission dental work
Thirty-one patients were treated on the first day alone!

 

mission dental work

mission dental work

mission dental work

mission dental work

cooling off in the river
Cooling off in the river after a hot and long day of work!

 

 

 

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