So. Pacific: Tonga, Samoa, & Kiribati

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC!

You can choose your own travel dates to any of these three countries.*

TONGA – A 7-chair dental clinic has been set up on the LDS campus of Liahona High School (owned by LDS Church).  Dr. Stephen Johns (dentist) and his wife, Sue, have been called on a 23-month mission as clinic directors of the Liahona Dental Clinic and arrived in September 2015.  Another missionary couple will be needed to take their place when Johns leave in August 2017.  The area would like to identify that couple at least 8 months before that date.

We continue to need volunteer dentists to work in the clinic as there are always more patients needing help than can be treated by one dentist.  In addition, there are three portable chairs and units that can be taken to outer islands if desired.  Local volunteer dental assistants will be glad to assist you as well as translate when necessary.   (Two or more weeks are required.)

The Tongans are a very friendly people, welcoming and appreciative of all we do.  Most Tongans – teenage through middle-age — speak some English.  Some of the older people and young children do not, but still enjoy your attention.  A smile from you gains a friend always with the Tongan people.

When housing is available, it is supplied for volunteers with no charge except for electricity.  Check with us before plans are finalized.   Spouses and children are also welcome.  Housing for full-time missionaries is provided for Senior Mission Couples at the usual mission fee.

*FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR HELP IN SCHEDULING YOUR TRIP, ARRANGING  HOUSING , AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION,  OR ARRANGING VISAS IN ANY OF THESE THREE COUNTRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr. Wayne R. Chisholm, DDS – wchisholm@live.comPhone:  (home)  435-896-4347 or (cell)  435-896-7688

SAMOA (formerly known as Western Samoa) – Samoa has a modern four-chair clinic in Pesega on the LDS campus.  Dr. George Spencer and his wife, Linda, have been called on an 18-month mission as Clinical Directors of the Pesega Clinic and arrived in February 2016.  Another missionary/dental couple will be needed when Spencers leave in June or July 2017.  The Area would like to identify that couple about 8 months before that date.

We continue to need volunteers to work in the Pesega clinic as there are always more patients needing help than can be treated by one dentist.  The 4-chair clinic has plenty of space. There are also two portable units that can be used in remote locations. Housing can be arranged for a reasonable fee when dates are set.  Spouses and children are welcome.

The  focus of Pesega Clinic is to process all prospective missionaries, maintain the oral health of full-time missionaries, and take care of the dental health needs of the students on campus as well as seeing dental patients from the surrounding area on a limited basis.

Volunteers in Samoa need to plan on a minimum of a 60-day stay because of the cost and time needed to arrange licensure.

KIRIBATI (previously known as the Gilbert Islands) — There is a one-chair clinic at the Moroni (LDS) High school. Housing can be arranged on campus, if available. You will be working primarily with students from Moroni High School, Missionaries, and Prospective missionaries. You’ll have the spiritual treat of a lifetime. Spouses and children are welcome. (Two or more weeks are required.)

Portable clinic in Republic of Kiribati

*FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR HELP IN SCHEDULING YOUR TRIP, ARRANGING  HOUSING , AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION,  OR ARRANGING VISAS IN ANY OF THESE THREE COUNTRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr. Wayne R. Chisholm, DDS – wchisholm@live.comphone:  (home)  435-896-4347 or (cell)  435-896-7688