Students International partners short-term outreach participants with long-term missionary professionals to serve those in need through specific occupational ministries. Below is a description of those ministries where Students International is sharing the Good News in the area of Dental.
The dentistry site in Jarabacoa provides dental care to people in a traditional dental clinic setting. Vanesa performs cleanings, extractions, and normal dentistry care, while also sharing with her patients about God’s love. She also leads outreaches in rural communities where dental care is less accessible and affordable, as well as teaching dental hygiene to children in the public school system.
Students at this site will work alongside Vanesa assisting her in clinical visits. Students also may visit local schools and give instruction for good dental hygiene. Another key responsibility is calming fear in children who visit the dentist site by reading books, praying, and playing. An outreach participant in this site will be offered a chance to experience many facets of ministry, thru practical ways as well as relational care. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Dominican Republic.
Rob Dixon, Division Director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship