Posted 9/19/2007 10:26 AM (#38) Subject: Dr. JACK RUDD, Texas - ZAMBIA 2000 - 2008
LAN, I do remember ALL the positive messages and never ending support you have given me over the past seven years in Africa. You were my first African contact and to get me on the first airplane to this continent. I called you knowing you surely knew some one in the huge continent of Africa and you did. There are many differences in working in Asia and Africa, you and I have learned to adapt to both. What the two of us are trying to do - leading the way to world peace and understanding among God's many diverse Human creatures.
Lan, I Salute You - I Thank You - I Respect You - I Learn from You - I am Inspired and Influenced by You - Over and Over and Over - It will be an honor for TeethSavers to have you in Chipata, Zambia.
Jack Rudd, DDS, FAGD, Founder of TeethSavers International Humanitarian Organization, received AWARD of DISTINCTION 2007 from Academy Dentistry International and World Health Organization (2,200 nominees worldwide)
CONGRATULATIONS JACK! You devoted your life to the children of Africa and the world is a better place is because of people like you!
Dr. Jack Rudd was a well respected senior dentist in town when I was a new graduate from dental school. We quickly became good friends and did volunteer work together at the local public health clinic each week on our day off in Lubbock, Texas. We are blessed kindred spirits who have the same passion in life. We need each other's help and encouragement because in putting our effort into the endless work of volunteer dentistry, we face daily those who say "it cannot be done". While those "high-standard" dentists stay in their comfort zone and we are out there not afraid to make mistakes, blaze new trails, and face unknown challenges, we will say "those who say it cannot be done should not stand in the way of those who say it can!" Keep up the good work my friend! Lan Jones, DDS