Belize Mission Project Newsletter
Announcing the Fall Trip
October 21st to October 29th, 2005

"Belize Mission Project 2004"

Well, this past October 2004 marked our 11th Belize Mission Project.

Each Belize Mission Project Trip can usually be described by a certain event or feature. This past year was no exception and I would describe it as the year for the young adult. In the past, we have had families bring one child at a time, but this year we had families bringing all of their children at one time. What a great way to show the next generation how to give of themselves to others!

My family got involved with mission projects as a result of my son’s interest in participating. From that interest grew my 25 years of trips. It was great to see these young adults eagerly participating in helping others while at the same time learning that it is indeed more blessed to give than receive. The participation in a mission project is an experience one will never forget and indeed with the Belize Mission Project it seems to have such a profound effect on people that we run close to an 80% repeat rate.

In 2005, I am going to attempt to turn the project into a two week endeavor. But in order to do that it will take an influx of new people. With that in mind, please help me to pass on the word about the work of this project so we can interest others in participating. This year we saw twelve dentists and four physicians treat almost two thousand patients and by far this was the year of the most demand. This project has been going for so long that the people of Belize look forward to our coming in October of each year.

In preparation towards Belize Mission Project 2005-

Frank Whipps

Please help us keep the trip going.
We would always like to have the name of people who might be interested in our project. Please pass the information on about the trip and then give me a call so I can include their name on our mailing list.

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Here are just a few comments from some of the Belize Mission Project volunteers...

“Our mission trips in 2002 and 2003 to Belize have been life changing experiences. Although the work can be strenuous at times the rewards are much greater! We could not have chosen a better group of people to work with or a better group to serve. The people of Belize are so friendly and grateful. We have learned from these trips that “Flexibility is the key” and we look forward to more mission trips in the future!“

Dr Keith and Becky Johnson DH

“ Experiencing Belize as a volunteer with this group has been a life changing event. Providing these needed dental services in this mission setting is something I plan to do each year as long as I can”.

Dr. Linda Oster

The dental clinics concentrate on restorative (fillings) and preventive dentistry. Dental technicians make removable appliances, which has been a big success. There is a great need for dental technicians, hygienists, and assistants.

Medical clinics are always busy with patients with various needs. The medications distributed are so valuable and difficult to obtain in Belize. For physicians and their assistants, we focus on family practice type clinics. Where possible, we try to utilize specialists in their treatment areas.

This trip is very comfortable and non-threatening. The citizens of Belize are very welcoming. We are now announcing our next Belize Mission Project, which will be October 21st to October 29th, 2005. This mission will be both medical and dental. Anyone is welcome... Dentists, Physicians, P.A.’s, N.P.’s, hygienists, dental assistants, non-medical help, and everyone in between. If you would like more information concerning this experience or if you want to sign up, contact the following;

Dr. Frank Whipps
1020 Jonas St.
Centralia, IL 62801

(618) 532-1821 (days) OR (618) 532-7210 (nights)

Unfortunately, we have to limit the number of participants and there are a lot of people that enjoy going each year so...DON’T WAIT!