Dr. Doshier's Community Work & Mission Trips
Honduras 2004 - 02/16/2004
Dental missions are something that I do, frankly, because I have been given a gift that cannot be repaid except through sharing it freely with others. But the funny thing is that the more I give it away the more valuable and dear it becomes to me. Odd how things work that way.
My latest trip was to San Marcos, Honduras with the Presbytery of Arkansas. Eight people from the Harrison area and twenty from Little Rock arrived in Honduras on February 1st and spent a great week getting to know a little about some people who were not lucky enough to be born in the United States. This may sound pretentious but after seeing a hospital with no medications to give and people who can't see because they don't have anywhere they can get glasses, even if they could afford them, I can say without any reservation, that I have been blessed.
The picture above shows "the Dental Team." Myself, Leni' (Honduran Dentist), Barb Sims and Dr. Frank Brooks. Together we saw about 150 patients in four days.
The entire team saw about 900 patients with problems ranging from poor vision to cancer. It was a great trip and I felt privileged to be a part of such a great effort.
A mission trip to Africa in March of 2003 found Dr. Doshier taking his medical skills to the people in the West African village of Etiolo, Senegal, 750 kilometers inland from the west African coast.
"With no electricity or running water, we could only do extractions. But, the whole village turned out because they knew that they probably wouldn't have the chance to see a dentist for several months or longer."
Dr. Doshier was invited to accompany a local group from the North Arkansas Baptist Association. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Harrison. The Christian group ministered to hundreds of people who were not fortunate enough to be born in a country with easy access to medical and dental care.
"The trip to Senegal was a great experience for me and I appreciate all of the help that I received from my staff, my family, my church family, and my friends that enabled me to go." - Dr. Doshier