On November 21st and 22nd, 2008 Dr. Greg Hatch and I flew to San Ignacio, Mexico in Dr. Hatch’s plane (San Ignacio is located on the Baja Peninsula), along with Dr. Alan Longfellow and a few of our staff members. Our mission: to provide dental care to the people living in this area in order to teach and promote good oral health.
Our trip began when we landed our plane on a small dirt landing strip in San Ignacio, which was definitely an adventure it itself! We were then driven to a small Mexican pueblo where members of the group “The Flying Samaritans” have recently completed construction of a new medical/dental clinic.
On Saturday, the 22nd, we spent almost the entire day working with the people of San Ignacio doing fillings and extracting decayed teeth. The local people we helped were all very appreciative, and interested in what we were doing! The humanitarian services that we provided filled all of us with feelings of gratitude for our own lives of abundance and a desire to return to San Ignacio again soon to help all of these wonderful people!
This is our story, but we’d also love to hear one of yours! If you have any stories about a trip you took that made a difference in another person’s life please leave us a comment and share with us your experience. We’ve all had someone make a difference in our lives, and at some point we must take time to give back to others in need of our help.
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