August 18th, 2019 Adapting To Change
Some of our followers and missioners may remember that our plan for 2019 was to set up our Christ Smiles Dental Mission clinic in Santiago Suchilquitongo, a small municipality in the Etla District of Oaxaca (wa-ha-ca) but only a few days before setting up our clinic it became necessary to locate a new place for our mission. At the suggestion of one of our contacts in Oaxaca the municipality of San Agustin, also in the Etla District and closer to Oaxaca city was our "new place". As a group with a great trust and dependence on the Holy Spirit of God we soon realized the amazing guidance of God
calling us to San Agustin, Etla. With only a few days notice the presidente of the municipality and his staff and other volunteers an excellent space was made available for our use in the lower level of the San Agustin Municipal Building. They also did an amazing job in moving all our equipment and supplies to the location, literally a Herculean task. But even more... a mission clinic without patients is lonely and the San Agustin municipal staff worked miracles getting the word of our Christ Smiles Dental Mission and the services we provide out to the population of San Agustin.
Our Mission group was no less Spirit driven, women and men hearing and answering the call to serve our family bonded in the love of Christ. We came together from Texas and Mexico, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio and Colorado and one Honduras native: seven dentists and about 20 others with little or no professional dental experience that came together like a profession dental office and staff to provide a high quality of care for our family in Christ in San Agustin, Etla.
In the coming weeks there will be more information on our Oaxacan Mission Journey and the incredible experience of Spirit and family, labor in the Lord's vineyard, food and fellowship, and more food and a great and fun time joining in the fiesta and festival in the parish of San Agustin.
Deacon Larry Harmon is the President of the Board of Directors of Christ Smiles Dental Mission