We are entering into Phase 3 of our Jaws for Life Project. When we first met Bonnie she was only able to open her mouth a little over 1/3 ” wide. Often Bonnie had to use her hands to push the food off the utensil, in between her teeth, in order to eat solid foods. The dentist was not able to open her mouth wide enough to perform the necessary dental work.
Phases 1 & 2 of our Jaws for Life Project, which consisted of a major surgery and dental work, has enabled Bonnie to open her mouth 15/16 of an inch wide. This now allows her to open her mouth wide enough to use an eating utensil like most normal people; she does not have to shove the food in between her teeth any longer. She is actually now able to take a bite of a hamburger; something she had desired to do for a long time. This surgery also allowed Bonnie’s dentist to put fillings in 10 of her teeth. In January of 2017 Bonnie had all four wisdom teeth pulled then the following month she had braces put on her teeth. The braces will more than likely have to stay on for approximately 2 years.
Phase 3 will consist of correcting her bite and fixing the distortion in her jaws. Bonnie needs a total joint replacement for both of her jaws. The estimated cost is over $80,000. BPM is bombarding heaven for God to open the windows and pour down blessings more than we can contain for this project.
The Bible tells us that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. (I Timothy 6:10) However, money is the most powerful tool we have, at our disposal, when it comes to providing for basic material necessities. “If a brother is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,’ but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?” James 2:16
BPM is asking you to help us give to Bonnie the things which are needed for her body. Your prayers and participation in this project are greatly appreciated.