Thursday, October 22, 2009

1,000 Toothbrushes

The evening before I was to leave for India my friend, who is a pediatric dentist, asked me if I wanted to take some toothbrushes and floss with me. Of course! She brought them over to my house and I stuffed over 300 toothbrushes into my suitcase. When we got to the conference center Beth and I went over to the medical camp to deliver the toothbrushes and floss. The medical/dental staff arrived a couple of days before us and were already hard at work seeing patients.

I've really never seen someone so glad to see toothbrushes in all my life. I mean, overwhelmed by the goodness of God. As it turns out this precious sister (in the blue) prayed for 1,000 toothbrushes for the dental camp. She told me she didn't really tell anyone (except God) and was able to collect about 500 toothbrushes before she left home. And there I was, with over 300 toothbrushes in my hands. And dental floss! We also had the suitcase in the above picture from another dentist in our church. When we opened it we found 2 more big boxes of....yeah, toothbrushes. There was also a bunch of those little tubes of toothpaste and some other things they needed for the week.

In case you're not sure, God can answer a prayer for 1,000 toothbrushes. God hears, He listens. Ask big. Be specific. Expect great things. Be blessed.

Keep asking, keep searching, keep knocking... (Matthew 7:7-8, HCSB)

Serving the King,



Anonymous said...

I heard a missionary speak on your time in Albania, she said an entire family will share one tooth brush.

Anonymous said...

oops, I mean her time in Albania.