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Partnership

We need partners both financially and spiritually.  Our family has transitioned to full time staff members with Campus Outreach.  We are currently living in Cusco, Peru where we moved in October of 2016.   Josh is working at La Fuente as a missionary dentist.  We are active with Discipling students from the 2 Medical and Dental schools in Cusco.   Cindy is involved heavily with the children’s ministry at our church and will be volunteering more at our orphanage, Casa Josefina in 2018.  We are excited to see God move through our supporters.  Please, prayerfully consider partnering with us monthly, quarterly, or annually.  There is no such gift that is too small or too big.  Click on the following link to GIVE:

Supporter Site:

 www.campusoutreach.org/donate/Josh-Dubose

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April Update

We trust that this email finds you all well and ready to enjoy the spring time of the USA.  For those of you outside of the USA, we hope you are enjoying whatever season God brings you.  Please enjoy the monthly update that follows.

Emma:  Emma continues to shine in playing piano in her music school band.  She performed wonderfully at their concert on April 6th. She absolutely loves it.  She is doing extremely well in school and embraces the challenges that come with a Spanish-speaking school.  Daily, we are amazed at her perfect Spanish-accent and her love of making new friends.

Bowden:  Bowden began drum lessons this April.  He has been an enthusiastic learner and eager to go to classes.  His professor told me this past week that Bowden is progressing very quickly.  Bowden too is doing great in school.  He is more timid than Emma but does not shy away from learning and speaking Spanish.  He has made great friends at school.  It has been very sweet seeing Bowden’s relationship grow with the Scarborough (our teammates) boys.

Blakely:  Blakely is doing well in school and Cindy and I have seen drastic improvements in her speaking and comprehension of Spanish.  She is always the life of the party and this has transferred over to school.  Her classmates love her.  Amazingly, she learned to ride a bike without training wheels this week.  Amazing because she did it on her 1st attempt with minimal help. Many of you saw my Facebook post of this.  It has been awesome watching her and Daniel Scarborough become close friends. Why?  Because we call them Wild thing 1 and Wild thing 2 (names affectionately given to them by Charles Scarborough).  They are a sight when together.  Wild is an understatement!

Cindy:  Cindy continues to increase her involvement at the Josephine House.  She is volunteering there 3 days a week and has loved working with the kids there. She continues to partner with Audrey Wilson in developing our children’s ministry at church.  Also, Cindy is supplementing home-school curriculum for the kiddos. Super mom!

Josh: I have continued working at La Fuente 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday) until 12:30 and have really enjoyed growing in relation with our 3 dental interns.  I am meeting regularly with Nilton for Bible study and I have been super encouraged as he has brought a friend or 2 the last 2 weeks. Also, I am meeting with other male students but there has been little consistency (I have accepted that schedule changes are and will continue to be part of this student ministry).  Student events on Saturday nights have been great.  I taught 2 Saturdays ago on Dioses Falsos.  The chapter was about the idol of money.

La Fuente (Clinic): La Fuente continues to grow in patients seen and patients discipled.  The Leadership Team formed by Nathan Wilson (clinic director) continues to learn and understand how La Fuente will continue to flourish and serve for Jesus after Nathan and family return to the USA in 2019.  The dental department is seeing our interns grow in their clinical skills (Joaqin, Shiomi, and Krystel). They have so much to learn still and are eager to try new techniques.  Dr. Vladi and Dr. Ruth Nancy continue to embrace me as one of their own and love patients so well.  I completed an intensive dental implant course in Lima a few weeks ago.  It was very informational and very demanding with surgeries.  We expect to have all equipment available in the next few weeks to begin placing implants at the Clinic.

Iglesia Fuente de Gracia (church):  We continue seeing growth spiritually in our members. We have also seen an increase in number of weekly attendees.  Our children’s ministry is growing weekly and is so vital to the long term Gospel message here in Cusco. Pastor Scott has done a great job leading.

Student ministry:  We, as a team, continue discipling University students and are now seeing some students lead small group studies themselves.  We use Proyecto Felipe as a guide for new believers. Part of this study is discipling others after completion of all 3 books.  We are all excited to have Hugo Bejarano become part of our campus ministry.  He has worked with Pastor Scott for several years and has a wealth of knowledge working alongside University students as a Christian Peruvian.

Josephine House (Orphanage Casa Josefina): Volunteers and paid staff continue to pour into these beautiful children daily.  Everyone is so patient and focused on giving the absolute best care possible to these little ones.  Cindy describes their work like a well-oiled machine balanced between feedings, bathing, dr visits, education, homework, nap times, bed times, cuddles and play time.

As we dive into May, we ask for the following prayers for our family and ministry:

  • Prayers for our family to have tolerance and patience with each other.  Often we give our best to others and do not give it to our family.
  • Prayers to combat the anxiety or feeling of loneliness that often accompanies living abroad.  We are part of a great team that will be ever-changing.  We truly miss our families and friends in the USA.  That combined with living away from the the USA often has led to feelings of loneliness.
  • Prayers for our University student ministry.  Hopes of more students truly understanding the Gospel and asking Jesus into their hearts.
  • Prayers for our Team.  Over the next several months we will see team members take leave in the USA, new Team members come to Cusco, and some return to the USA indefinitely.

Remember to follow and like us on Facebook at “DuBoses in Peru”.

To close, please let us know how we can pray for you.  As always, it is our pleasure to pray.

Thank you for loving us well,

Josh and Cindy

Saturday night University student event.  I taught on the “Idol of Money”.
Picnic in the living room with Charlie and the kids.  LHS alumni…that is an old school Wildcat blanket.
Photo from Emma’s band concert.  

Dental Implant program at La Fuente

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Hello everyone,

I am writing to invite you to help us establish a DENTAL IMPLANT PROGRAM at La Fuente clinic.  We see this new initiative as strategic in advancing our clinic’s vision of extending the gospel through excellent healthcare while training future professionals to heal in Jesus’ name. We also believe the potential income from implants will help us supplement care for those who can’t afford it.

Why implants?  First, there is great need.  6 of every 10 patients could benefit from implants.  Second, the program would allow us to provide a unique learning opportunity for our students.  We believe as we train these future dentists in a gospel-centered model, they will become professionals who will practice their art with compassion and excellence, thus benefitting this community.  Lastly, implants allow a wealth redistribution that benefits our poorer patients.  Last year we witnessed a 67% increase in dental patients, and some of those clients have considerable resources. By providing an excellent service at a fair cost, we generate revenue that we then use to subsidize care for those who can’t afford it.  Instead of perpetually needing foreign donations to stay afloat, this business-as-missions model moves us towards self-sustainability.

The program’s implementation would require $14,580.  This includes initial training course tuition, implant motor and accessory parts, surgical kit, hand-pieces, bone and grafting material, and 16 implants. I plan to attend the training course in April and then train my Peruvian colleagues, Dr. Ruth Nancy and Dr. Vladi, who are eager to learn and begin using this new skill.  Their competency will, in turn, ensure that all of our future dental students have an opportunity to learn this skill.

In 2017 our clinic purchased a rotary endodontic system that I had used for years in the U.S.  Happily, I was able to train my colleagues who now not only use the system but teach it to our students. We believe we can have similar success with implants.

Over the last year of volunteering as a general dentist at La Fuente I have been so encouraged by our staff’s desire to care for those in need.  Need arrives in different forms to our clinic; often dirty and poor, at times well-dressed and affluent. Regardless of socio-economic status, we know that all are dead in their sins without Jesus.  We listen, we share the hope of Christ, we pray with patients, and through excellent dentistry we try to extend God’s love and grace while educating the dental students that rotate with us.  We believe that this new program will advance our goal of advancing God’s kingdom in Cusco.  We pray that God will excite your heart and move you to partner with us to make this goal a reality.

Click the following link to give:

https://mtw.org/projects/pe-la-fuente-centro-de-salud-integral

 

In His Name,

Joshua A. DuBose DMD

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Dental Students who will be trained under the new program.
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Patient missing 1 front tooth and could greatly benefit from a single dental implant.
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Patient missing several upper teeth who will benefit from implants.
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Patient missing multiple front teeth who could benefit from implants.
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One of our La Fuente patients who has no teeth and very limited lower jaw bone. Dental implants would help her wear her lower denture.  As of now it is too difficult and is causing her discomfort.

 

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Patient missing multiple front teeth.  Several existing fractured and decayed teeth need extracting too.  He could benefit from several implants.

 

 

 

1 Year Anniversary in Peru

It is so hard to believe that we boarded a plane and left the USA 1 year ago yesterday to serve our King Jesus.  Today marks the 1 year anniversary of our arrival in Peru.  There have been many ups and downs, highs and lows, humbling experiences, and of course God-experiences.

I have made a video documenting our year in Peru.  Please watch and enjoy:

In His Name,

Josh

Our Family

Josh and Cindy: we’ve been married since 2004

Emma: 11

Bowden: 10

Blakely: 7

We are willfully following God’s will in our lives as full-time medical missionaries in Cusco, Peru.  Please join us in spreading the Gospel to all Nations.

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