About the Book
The inspiration for this children’s book came from my 2017 Honduras Medical Missionary Trip with North Texas Missions. Seeing all the families walk miles to receive dental care and children as young as four crying as their rotten teeth were pulled broke my heart, but the smiles on their faces and the gratitude in their hearts opened my eyes. The children politely asked for things we take for granted--toothbrushes, shampoo, and food. Since among other things we were bringing toothpaste and toothbrushes this year, I thought it would be fun to write a witty educational book to teach these children how to properly take care of their teeth to avoid future toothaches and missing teeth!
I dedicate this book to one special child I met during my time in Honduras-- a nine-year-old boy named Elmer. He grabbed my attention because of his sunbeam smile and words of wisdom. I discovered he lived by himself with a neighbor while his mother worked in another city to make ends meet. However, he showed me the definition of contentment. It touched my heart when I asked him what he wanted to be later in life. He replied, “I do not know, but God does.” Indeed God does, and I am thankful God gave me the opportunity to serve my new friends in an imaginative way.