She Passed!!!

We met when she was in my ESL class a year and a half ago. She was a pediatric dentist in her country with a dream to become a dentist here in the USA. She had to leave her country with her husband because their lives were in danger from the government there. I won’t share her name or where she is from because she still has family back home.

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She joined my Sunday morning group for a year and we studied together for a year on Saturdays to help her improve her English. When we explored the requirements for her to be admitted to the dental college here, we found that she needed to take the Dental Boards Exam, so that she can be in a special two year program for dentists from other countries.

She took her Dental Boards a few weeks ago. Yesterday she called me to share with me that she passed the Dental Boards. To say she is excited is an understatement. I could tell over the phone that she was beaming. I joked with her that a good way to celebrate is to share some of her country’s food with us on Sunday. It was great to hear her laugh.

It is rewarding when one of my refugee/immigrant friends achieves a goal and to know I had a small part in helping them. It is my conviction that it is important to care about the whole person. If I care about the whole person, genuinely care, then when I share Jesus with them, it means something.

Tomorrow morning will be a special time to celebrate.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

14 thoughts on “She Passed!!!

  1. Am glad she’s still alive. She passed just made me think she was gone, far far away. Yeah am now checking on why i thought of death first instead of well passing 🀣🀣🀣 Congratulations to her πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

  2. Glad to learn she passed the Dental Board’s exam. When I read the list’s title, I thought it would be about someone passing on to glory! Must be the way my mind works. Congratulations for her getting to practice as a dentist again! 😎🎢

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