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Hold On!

Holly Friesen on August 10, 2010

 Miriam & I spent the last couple of weeks ministering with a great dental team. Their theme was Hold On! to Him who is able to keep you from falling from Jude 24-25. I enjoyed hosting the Maddy’s & Maria in my home (my firsts guests). Dr. Dave & Dr. Tim pulled lots of teeth with the help of their wives Barb & Debbie. Our patients appreciated the “almost” painless extractions which is very different from what they often experience if they are able to see a dentist here. We loved having Pastor Joe there to provide impromptu sermons, visit with patients with spirituals needs, and to encourage the team. His wife Idru was so wonderful to pitch in and help wherever she was needed with patients or with the children’s ministry.

I was very impressed by the three teens Trisha, Maria, and Drew and their ministry to the children in the villages. They provided a day camp in each village we were in. The kids loved them and several children made professions of faith. In spite of the heat, and often less than ideal conditions they ministered without complaining and with lots of love.

Dr. Miriam & I provided medical care while the dentists worked. I enjoyed the chance to make some home visits as well as help the dental team some after finishing up with my patients. (I even got to help pull a couple of teeth!)

We enjoyed a special treat on our way out to the villages. The sunflower fields were in full bloom! Pictures do not even begin to do justice to the beauty. You will just have to come visit sometime!

The team also treated me to a weekend sightseeing trip to the capitol (Kiev) with them. It was lots of fun and a refreshing break. More pictures will be coming….