Dr. William Ott and his wife spent their 1986 vacation ministering in the Philippines. Working hard in a politically unstable area and spending several thousand dollars of their own money, they upgraded the training and equipment of a mission sponsored dental clinic. All they got on the human level was the heartfelt thanks of the clinic’s dentist. But that was enough!

After returning home, Dr. Ott told Dr. Maurice Irvine, a colleague about his summer. Commenting on this conversation, Dr. Irvine said he detected in Dr. Ott a deep, inner sense of satisfaction, something he could not possibly have found in a whole summer vacationing and having fun. He had experienced the supreme joy that comes from unselfish service.

-Sermons Illustrated July/August 1990

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