I am a dentist. It’s a small thing, really, but helping people with their dental hygiene is a passion of mine. I know that my patients’ dental health reflects their overall health. It’s why I check for types of cancer and other diseases with every visit.
When I decided to open my own practice, I wanted every part of the building to reflect my love for Christ. The light fixtures have vines on them representing abiding in the vine, the art represents various parts of the fruits of the Spirit, and the music played is instrumental hymns. Every morning, the staff and I get together to pray for the day and dedicate our work to God.
The Lord has been so gracious to us. Not only are we booked solid with patients, we have opportunities every day to pray with them. We’ve even had Muslims come in for dental work and remark on how our facility has a peaceful feeling. We simply tell them that it’s Jesus working through us.
Since the Lord has given so much to me and the staff, we want to give back. So every missionary who comes through our doors does not pay a penny for dental work. We even gift them with free teeth whitening and other things their insurance would not cover. Since missionaries are usually only in town for a short amount of time, we move heaven and earth so they can get their teeth checked while they’re in town.
My goal is to bless those who serve so sacrificially around the world. They are on the front lines. It’s the least I can do.