ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DENTAL CLINIC AT GBC
Once again our NC Missions money was working very well at Guilford Baptist Church during our 9th NC Baptist Men’s Dental Clinic on October 6 & 7, 2017.
During this clinic, we had 5 dentists, 5 dental assistants, 7 dental hygienists, 10 registered nurses, 6 interpreters, 3 Christian counselors, 35 GBC volunteers (each day), & 5 student volunteers. We saw a total of 61 patients and 49 Bibles were given to patients. Everyone was served breakfast and lunch.
Although we had a few Hispanic patients (& Spanish interpreters were available), the primary foreign language spoken was Arabic. Most Muslims brought their own interpreters. Local patients that were treated originally came from Sudan, Liberia, Libya, Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, & Iran. This was the largest number of foreign patients that GBC has ever treated. Our clinics were blessed this year with the partnership of a Filipino church. Rev. Jay Aguilar is the pastor of “Jesus Our Victory Global Outreach Church” that provided 7 registered nurses to offer diabetic A1C screening to all patients.
Twelve patients were screened and one new diabetic was identified. Special thanks go to John Bell with “Touch A Life Photography” for providing pictures of our events. You may view all these pictures on our website HERE
The NC Baptist Men have two mobile dental units that provide dental care each year. They have a 2001 Bluebird bus and a 2011 dental truck. The 2001 bus is experiencing maintenance issues and needs to be replaced. The NCBM hope to order a new dental truck in 2018 to replace the 2001 bus. A new mobile dental truck costs $450,000! It takes an additional $50,000 to customize for dental care. They have received a pledge from an anonymous foundation that will match any donation toward a new dental truck up to $250,000. Your donations will be matched dollar for dollar. For more information about donations, go to: www.baptistsonmission.org