Dental1When a team of dental and medical missionaries conducts evangelistic clinics in distant lands we
often hear this question from those to whom we minister: “Why do you come here and do this for
us?”  [Click here to contiue the article.]

Crate1The mission staff has been busy assembling more needed items for the Benin Clinic.  The clinic will officially commence operations in early July with a public opening ceremony and celebration scheduled on August 12, 2017. Tracy (our staff nurse), and Stephen (special projects coordinator) spent hours ordering, sorting, packing, and labeling medications and supplies for shipment.  More than 2,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the clinic and smattering of personal items were collected and packed into a large crate and two filing cabinets.  All this was transported to a shipper in Maryland to make the long trek to Benin.

We are so very thankful for the Lord’s provision and the ongoing prayers and support of the saints.  Please be praying that all these items arrive safely and that these physical items will result in spiritual fruit for the glory of our Savior.

 

Cameroon2Wherever GDMMissions travels with free clinics, the crowds often form early in the morning,
and by opening time individuals and families waiting to see a dentist or doctor can number in the
hundreds! Click here to read the complete article.

 

TracyRecently God has been teaching me a bit more about what grace means.

God’s Grace in Medical Missions

by Dr. Chuck Hurlburt, M.D.

We all know that grace is unmerited favor. But I like practical, working definitions. So what does unmerited favor mean? I heard a preacher say that, “Grace is God giving us power to do what He wants us to do. Grace is God giving His people power to be what He wants them to be or do what He wants them to do.” And to me that’s a good working definition of grace. Any Christian service must be dependent on God’s grace. Any service in missions is all of grace. God might use us but it’s ultimately all His work. You know, service without depending on God’s grace may appear or feel good and noble but it won’t be effective. Grace is God working in and through us. So serving in missions without God’s grace would be like an ambassador being sent from a country but leaving all his credentials behind. He goes out saying, “ I don’t need my government’s power or authority. I’ll just go on my own power or do my own thing. I don’t need their authority. I don’t need their protection. I don’t need their direction.” That would be foolish! That would be ineffective! As it says in II Corinthians 5:20, we are God’s ambassadors. We would not dare attempt our mission without God’s grace. It would be foolish! It would be ineffective!

(Dr. Hurlburt was the featured speaker at the GDMMissions 2016 Annual Banquet. This article is taken from his comments.)

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