Mission Smiles South Shore United Methodist Church Dental Clinic – July 2016


Our heartfelt appreciation to South Shore United Methodist Church for partnering with Mission Smiles to provide care to our local community. We are so blessed to have such support!

The organization and leadership of a large and faithful team of volunteers at South Shore UMC which produced an event where Jesus touched mouths and hearts!!!  The United Methodist Women went over & above, to provide snacks and meals for guests and all volunteers in a delightful atmosphere, graced in love. We greatly appreciated Maria (screening), Moonlight (spiritual care), Valrie (spiritual care), Joyce (medical), Jane Leyra (medical), Lee (spiritual care), and Julie (medical) our Bible Church International partners .

Our extreme appreciation also goes to the professional team, Dr. Katy Barlow and Dr. Randy Ruscin for going the extra mile in treating everyone who came.  Our gratitude to Gail Skura RDH, Annie Lauzurique RDH, Sonia Sullivan DA, Myra Vargas DA Jon Nguyen DA, Margarette Foster DA as each professional cared for our guests with “Love in Motion”! Our special thanks to Brittany Yates RN who provided guests with education on sunscreen and helping assist hygiene. Thank you to our dental screeners Rebecca Mann, Silvia Gordon, Deb Tourtlotte, Donna Graff, and truck driver/vehicle specialist Ronnie and Larry. Thank you Beth Mann & MOPS team for packing hygiene bags.

We were able to see guests from our community, Haven of Hope ministry, Family Promise families, and Selah Freedom ladies. Don’t you think God was smiling as we served together on this day!

Guests Served:  29

Dollar value of dental services donated to the community $ 7,095

Cleanings:   21                    Filings: 15                 Extractions:   3

Dollar value of dental/volunteer services to the community:  $ 14,826

Volunteers utilized for clinic: 37 Volunteer professional dental team: 9

The power of prayer and presence of God demonstrated itself through:

  • Protection in every way – the health of those we treated and that our guest’s faith has increased
  • One young woman hands a letter of thanks…she writes “Thank you so much! I prayed and prayed about my smile and I lost another part of myself. You have helped given me the courage to smile again! You have also restored my faith in people! You are God’s hidden Angels! I truly believe that You have been a miracle worker in my life! I’ve stayed with my program and now finished my GED and start college in the fall. You were a big puzzle piece in my picture.  God Bless!”
  • SSUMC being the hands and feet of Jesus

Please forward this report to those within your sphere of influence – THANK YOU

We continue to Praise God for the way He has worked through each of you to complete His purposes…some results will only be revealed when we see from His perspective in eternity.  It is worth it all my friends – Christ is glorified as we continue to serve in His Spirit!