Last week, the annual ACE board meeting was held in Jamaica at the Galina Breeze Hotel. It’s wonderful to see these faithful men and women arrive at the hotel after hours of traveling, sacrificing their time away from work and family members to be part of something great in Jamaica. When I mention our Board of Directors to friends who serve on other ministry boards, some are surprised at the level of commitment these men and women have for ACE. They are truly a blessing, and we hope ACE blesses them in return.
This year, our meeting bumped right up to the end of our chairman’s dental outreach week. Dr. Frank and his team treated hundreds of students with their fluorination program at six schools in St. Mary, while extractions and fillings were performed at three of our clinics.
After the ACE board members completed their meetings, they were able to go out in the community with our national staff. I was not surprised at all to learn that some of our newer board members – without coaching – came back all “lit up” with glee over meeting some of our unsponsored children… who are now sponsored children thanks to certain board members.
For those of you who have sponsored children, it’s such a joy to meet them at their homes with their parents and siblings. We never get tired of seeing this excitement. It’s a constant reminder that Jesus loves ALL the children of the world!