Meet Gorreti!

Today we want to introduce you to Gorreti, one of the leaders within our community...one of the leaders YOU have empowered.

Gorreti started at Hope Smiles Uganda as a dental assistant in 2015. She studied social work in University, and was looking for an opportunity to use her skills through meaningful work.

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Ryan Shinska
A Word To Start 2019

Our challenge in this life is constant yet simple: How can I love God with all my heart, soul, and strength? And how does that look as we live and love others in the real world?

This is the core of what we do at Hope Smiles. This is the question we are continually asking ourselves each day with our 24 (!) team members in Uganda. This is the filter through which we interpret our circumstances. Today, what does it mean to use the time, talent, and gifts I’ve been given to love God and others?

This is the question we would like to tackle alongside you!

We have found the answer, like the question, is simple yet profound…

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Ryan Shinska
Special visitors and podcast!

2018 has been a joy-filled year here at Hope Smiles. October gave us one of those joy-filled highlights when we hosted Dr. Lance and Luke Miller at our Uganda branch. Dr. Lance is an orthodontist in Keene, New Hampshire at Keene Orthodontic Specialists, while Luke is applying to dental school. Dr. Lance and Luke were only in Uganda for a week, but their impact will be felt for years to come!

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Ryan Shinska
Update!

It’s hard to believe I moved to Uganda over 5 years ago. The past 5 years I’ve experienced incredible highs and the lowest lows. Through it all, God has sustained us. That much is certain.

5 years later, I’m married to the woman of my dreams; have 3 strong, healthy sons; and am blessed to work alongside 22 talented Ugandans in transforming lives through quality, compassionate dental care.

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True North Trip

We recently returned from a unique and life-changing outreach trip to Haiti. We took a team of dental professionals to serve with a Mission of Hope Haiti medical team. Together they traveled by ship — on which they ate, slept, and recharged — as they served on Gonâve Island, a remote island located northwest of Port-au-Prince.

Richard Williams, Hope Smiles board member, shares the following thoughts and observations from the trip…

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Gradi Ellis
An Update From Uganda!

The team in Uganda you empower through your support has established a replicable, sustainable clinical model that has the potential to transform lives through quality, compassionate dental care around the entire world. The efficacy of the programs you support and the individual stories of transformation are being recognized by people and organizations worldwide as simple, effective, and innovative! Know that through Hope Smiles, you are changing the world.

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Ryan Shinska