Dias Ocho – A Caring Clinic

 This morning, the dental clinic opened with a bang.  As we arrived at the new Quimistan hospital, we were greeted with a dozen or so patients already in line.  George and Daniel retrieved Randy and Charlie’s wayward trunks from San Pedro Sula airport and returned by noon, so the temporary lack of tooth polishing thingies hidden in one of those trunks had a minimal impact on operations.  About 25 Agape Promises kids were treated today, with cleanings and usually one or more fillings or extractions performed on each.  It was a busy day, as you can see.
 I was impressed today, not only by the work that was done, but also by the love and compassion that was in evidence the whole day.  When a tear was brought to the eye of a young patient, it seemed to be contagious.  Often there were 3 or 4 people in physical contact with a fearful child to offer some measure of reassurance.  So while I helped the dentists provide physical healing, I also had the joy of sharing old and new friendships.  I felt I was offering hope and self-esteem to these children, as I looked into many smiling faces.  And in doing so, I looked into the Face of God.
Where have you seen God today?
Tommy