Saturday, August 26, 2017

More Philippines Photos

Happy weekend, blog readers! A few days ago, we posted photos from the recent medical missions trip that Lawson Bates, Nathan Bates, Trace Bates, and Carlin Bates took to the Philippines. They just sent us a bunch more, so here's another batch. Enjoy.

 Nathan Bates


 Speaking to a group of kids


 Carlin Bates

 Nathan Bates



 Lawson Bates

 Nathan Bates



 Trace Bates

 Sharing music with kids

Carlin Bates and Trace Bates

Photos courtesy of lawsonbates.com

33 comments:

  1. Does Nathan have any training as a dentist?

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    1. I was surprised by that picture too. When I enlarged the picture, it looked like maybe he was pulling a tooth? That's something even I could do. :)

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  2. I think the children just fell in love with them. I'm glad they got to go. I'm sure the church they partnered with was grateful for them coming there.

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  3. I think it's great they were able to do this! Also, Trace' s new hair style looks good.

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  4. Does Nathan have medical training? What is he doing in pic #10? It's so wonderful of them to devote time to helping others the way they do!

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  5. Like I didnt already love this family enough.Such a kind and
    compassionate bunch of people.Praying for their mission trip to be a success and they get home safely.God bless

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  6. Trace looks so handsome with his new look. Love his haircut. This Bates family sure has some good genes! But other than that, great mission trip pics. Very loving and giving.

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    1. His hair looks great!

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  7. for all the haters, as you can see they were part of the medical team!
    You guys are doing great, keep up the good work! Bates and the whole missionary team may our Lord bless you all!!!🙏😊

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    1. Anon @2:49 It isn't a matter of being a hater. It is a valid question. In the U.S. I don't believe someone with zero dental training would be allowed to perform medical or dental procedures. It is a natural quest for people to ask and in no way means they are haters.

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    2. I am a doctor. Years ago, when I started medical school, several classmates had gone on mission trips or volunteer trips and were allowed to do all kinds of dentistry and medical things that a 19-year-old would never be legally allowed to do in Canada or the USA. Their parents were wealthy & could afford to send them on these trips and it looked great on their applications. In Africa and Asia, anything goes.

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  8. Ok, you KNOW you're going to get questions on this one....WHY IS Nathan Bates acting as a dental assistant/hygienist OR dentist with that child? What is he doing in her mouth? We all know he has absolutely NO dental training or diploma. I don't get it. Will someone please explain why that is OK?

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    1. No one ever said that Nathan had no trainig. A lot of missionaries take emergency medicine courses before going out on the field. Which allows them to perform a great variety of simple medical procedures like treating cavities, infections or even pulling teeth. There will be places where no doctor is available, so whatever knowledge or training you have got is very much appreciated. While it is absolutely true his training probably would not be sufficient in the States it is not so in a lot of other countries.

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    2. If he is pulling the tooth of that young child has he administered a local anesthetic first and if so where did he receive his training to do so? Not asking in hate, nurse here who has trained and has to keep her training up to stay registered, I dont have any objections to helping out if you have basic training but not to carry out procedures. A bit more description under the photograph is needed to explain what exactly is happening.

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    3. My father pulled my teeth without
      a " local anesthetic." Please it's fine!

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  9. Just wondering what Kim bad of dental work Nathan is providing? Actually surprised that he is working on teeth!

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  10. That's awesome! I just send a "love box" down to the phillipians! Full of food,candy, clothes, shoes, and all the essentials! It felt so good to send that, I can I mag in hoe the bates kiddos felt actually being there!!!

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  11. Hi Ellie! Just saw your msg. My bad! I don't check it every day...Thanks tho for getting with me!!! Will try this

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  12. Nathan doing dental work? Is that allowed?

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    1. Nathan might be brushing her teeth for her. Over their it's allowed.

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    2. I'm not a medical professional, but I know many people who have been on medical missions trips. Most developing countries have much less strict rules than developed countries. When you're in a place where people are dying from minor medical issues like rotten teeth, someone with a small bit of knowledge can do a lot of good. I also remember reading on this blog that Nathan has some medical training and has worked with the volunteer fire department.

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  13. Precious children! They looked like they enjoyed their visit.

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  14. Who is the young lady in the picture with the children ?

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    1. Maybe there's another romance brewing! Hope so!

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  15. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  16. So nice to see Nathan and Trace, for whatever reason we see far more of Carlin and Lawson. Keep up the good work all of you.

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  17. Nathan is a pilot and a dentist? Who knew??

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  18. Nathan is an EMT... he can do many things to alleviate the suffering of others, including pulling teeth.

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    1. Is he an honest to goodness EMT? With true credentials? From a real EMT training center? If he is that's fantastic!

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    2. I am not sure that really matters to poor countries where medical attention is scarce.

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  19. Thanks for sharing these photos!

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