We have been with the wonderful people of Children of Promise this week as they check on all the kiddos in the program. This year, they brought Dr. Bob, who gave a health check-up to every child (and a few more) being served by the ministry. He discovered the severe state of oral hygiene among the Paraguayan children. The great majority have cavities and since cavities in Paraguay are not filled, dentists just typically pull teeth. So, there is a great need for dental work. He also mentioned how important it is that we are providing fluoride for the children, since it is not present in our water. Since he also specializes in tropical diseases, he is giving us information on the best deworming meds to administer on the kids.
Children of Promise and for the love that you show to the beautiful little ones here in Paraguay. Please pray for the increased health of the children and their families.