From the Missions Director

Hi, Crestwoodies,

Can you believe it’s June? We are halfway through 2018 and have even more projects underway. Our biggest missions event of the year, The Dental Bus Ministry, is rapidly  approaching.  Screening for the Dental Bus will be held on Friday, June 29, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Volunteers are needed to greet people, help fill out forms as needed, and show some good ol’ Crestwood hospitality. If you’d like to help, please contact me at the church office.

The Dental Bus will be here on July 13 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  This is a busy day, and volunteers are needed this day as well to greet folks, check them in, complete paperwork, pray with the patients, and offer support.

In addition to being our biggest missions event, the Dental Bus Ministry is usually our most expensive one as well. The bus comes from Cary, North Carolina. We pay a fee to use the bus, as well as purchase the gas to get it to our location. We sometimes provide the drivers with a hotel room for the night (depending on their next location) and a gift card for dinner. Each  patient that is seen on the bus costs us approximately $20. Our dentists are volunteer,s and we provide lunch and a homemade cake for them to take home. The dental assistants are also volunteers, and we provide them with a small gift card, as well. Each patient receives a care bag from the church which contains a tooth brush, tooth paste, gauze, floss, and church information.

With the help of Stanleyville Family Pharmacy, we provide pre- and post-dental work medications at a reduced cost. David Price and his staff have been an asset to the dental ministry in this way, for several years.

With your support–and God’s grace–we always seem to have enough funds and               supplies to take care of those in need. Thank you, all, for your donations to the Dental Bus at the recent fundraising lunch on April 29.  If you wish to give more, or maybe donate for the first time, please designate your offering to: Dental Bus. Thank you all for making this event possible!

Our Bread of Life Food Pantry items for June are: Cereal, Dry Milk, Pop Tarts, and Grits.  Your support of this ministry feeds hungry people in our community.

Angie Stewart, Mission Director

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