TracyTracy Boutrus

Tracy studied Nursing at UMass Lowell and is an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse. She has participated in short-term medical missions trips to the Philippines, Micronesia, the Middle East,  Africa, and India. She constantly demonstrates a gentleness and compassion for those she is serving, and has shown that she is willing to endure great difficulty for the advance of the Gospel.

Tracy oversees the ordering of medicine and supplies for all GDMMissions trips, a role she has admirably carried out for 3 years.  She is also GDMMissions point person for the development of an Optometry program in our long-term and short-term clinics.  Tracy joined GDMMissions as an Associate Missionary January 2015. Her desire is to serve the Lord wherever He chooses.

 

 

Mitchell2013Dr. Jack and Jennifer Mitchell

Jack has been practicing as a dentist since 1975, after graduating from Tufts Dental School in Boston, MA. He was in private practice for twelve years and geriatric dentistry for thirteen years before starting Grace Dental Mission in 1996 (which became GDMMissions in 2010). Jennifer has been Jack’s dental assistant for seventeen years, first in his private practice and also on the mission field.

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The EnterlinesRick and Becky Enterline

Rick and Becky are both graduates of Bob Jones University.  They ministered as missionaries to Japan for more than 25 years where, among other responsibilities, Rick pastored churches and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of a Bible School.  The thrust of his ministry was evangelism and discipleship within the context of local church planting.  They were approved by the GDMMissions Board of Directors in April 2012 as full-time missionaries.  Their goals are to mobilize local churches and individuals at home and abroad to active participation in global missions, to travel with international field teams and to help implement discipleship and Christian leadership programs on those mission fields.  They represent the ministry of Grace Dental & Medical Missions in local churches, Christian colleges, and other venues as God opens opportunities.  Rick and Becky live in St. Petersburg, FL.  They are members of Missouri Avenue Baptist Church in Clearwater, FL.  It is their sending church.

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Bryan Bell is Executive Director of GDMMissions

Bryan grew up as a “missionary kid” spending the bulk of his youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo and later in Zambia.   Emily and Bryan meet at Northland Baptist Bible College while in training for ministry and were married in July of 1996.  Bryan & Emily served as missionaries to Botswana, Africa from 2001 to 2006.  In June of 2007 Bryan & Emily joined the ministry of Grace Dental and Medical Missions, Inc.  Together they have enjoyed opportunities to serving the Lord on mission fields around the globe.

SBellRuthStephen and Ruth Ann Bell

Born January 05, 1950 and September 27, 1952 both on the mission field, in the former Belgian Congo, and united in marriage June 18, 1971.

Graduated from Western Baptist Bible College in 1975 and served as Associate to the Pastor at First Baptist of Quincy, WA from 1975 – 1978.

September 1978 First Baptist of Quincy sent the Bell's to the mission field of the former Zaire. Accompanying them were their first two born, Bryan (1973 – served with his wife Emily, along side the Bell's, in Botswana from 2002-2005 and presently serving with Grace Dental & Medical Mission) and Darla (1975 – presently serving with her husband Seth Curtis, in the Dem. Rep. of Congo). In 1980, Teena, their third born, joined them and is presently serving alongside her husband, Colin Ovenell, in Benin.  Their fourth and adopted son Egiza (1975 – is presently residing in Kent, WA).

Having founded the Bible Institute in Zaire and twelve years of ministry, they answered a ‘call’ to open a new field in neighboring Zambia under Baptist Mid-Missions.  After ten years of ministry, the establishing of a Bible Institute, and five churches within the capital of Lusaka, they pursued the Lord's leading in the opening of another new field for Baptist Mid-Missions, in neighboring Botswana, where they served 16 years.

Each field was different. Much like to the parable Jesus gave recorded in the synoptic gospels of the “sower and the seed.” “… other [seed] fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” This describes both Congo and Zambia whereas the following depicts Botswana,  “And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.  Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth.  But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away.  And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.”

Stephen mentioned that they "praise the Lord that He is the one who 'gives the increase.'  Paul wrote, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.  So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.  Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers.

2016 brought new dimensions to the Bell's ministry as they joined with Grace Dental & Medical Missions.

They covet your prayers that God would give to them “good ground” and an “increase” amongst those they minister to. That God would give them men who will “grow” and come to love as Paul exhorted young Timothy “… the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”  2 Timothy 2:2 

288x175ChaseMary Chase

Mary Chase is GDMMissions' first Associate Missionary.  She is a full-time dental hygienist in a dental office and she and her husband Tim live in Orford, N.H. and attend Wentworth Baptist Church.  Mary has been keenly interested in foreign missions since she was a child but marriage, raising a family, and a full-time career seemed to put into the background any chance of being a missionary.  By God’s providence she sat next to Dr. Jack Mitchell at a Bible conference, saw the toothbrush design on his tie, and found out that he was a “dental missionary.”  She never knew there was such a missionary!  Her enthusiasm grew more after she was part of a dental evangelism team to Mexico in 2009.  She shared Christ with most every patient she saw during five days of dental ministry, stating excitedly, “This is the coolest thing in the world!”  Since then she has returned to Mexico several times and has participated in combined dental and medical ministries in the Philippines and Peru.  Mary's energy and enthusiasm for sharing the Gospel are contagious on every field evangelism trip.  She is willing to go wherever God wants her as a key member of our team.

PortraitSuitDr. Charles Hurlburt

Dr. Chuck Hurlburt is a board certified family physician who has been in private practice for 23 years. After graduating from BJU he attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed residency in Washington, PA.  He and his family have participated in numerous short term medical ministries, including GDMMissions, throughout his career. He is excited that the Lord has now made it possible to be involved in medical missions with GDMMissions on a more regular basis. He now lives in SC close to his children and grandchildren, working part time and serving as GDMMissions ' medical director. He rejoices that God can use our medical abilities to open doors for evangelism and assistance with church planting efforts around the world.

 

 

 

200x200BoutrusDr. Steve and Katrina Boutrus

Steve decided to study medicine while in the 11th grade after hearing stories about how God had used physicians on the mission field. After studying engineering in college, he earned an M.D. from Tufts University in Boston and then completed a residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook in New York. After completing residency in 2013, he worked full time as an emergency medicine physician in New Hampshire and Vermont and is board-certified in emergency medicine. Since 2009, he has travelled on medical mission trips at least once per year with the purpose of using medicine to reach people with the gospel and show them the love of Christ.

Kat was raised by parents who were medical missionaries in the Philippines. She graduated from Bob Jones University, where she first committed her life to serve the Lord and changed her major to nursing because she recognized the way nursing could be effective in reaching people with the gospel on the mission field. After earning her R.N., she worked in New Jersey in medical/surgical nursing for five years and as an operating room nurse for another five years.  During that time, she regularly participated in medical mission trips and she joined GDMMissions as an associate missionary in 2010.

Steve and Kat first met on a GDMMissions trip to the Philippines in 2011. They were married in October 2013 and are members of Tri-state Bible Baptist Church in Chesterfield, NH.  During a medical mission trip to Benin, Africa in December 2014, they recognized that the Lord was leading them toward full-time missions and began preparing to return to Africa. They joined GDMMissions as full-time missionaries in January, 2015.

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