This week we sent a large package to our friends from Cherkasy who serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and are in the heat of the battle in Donbas. Water purifiers, uniforms, shoes, meds, tourniquets, food and many other things. Please continue to pray for our soldiers!
Dr. Marshall Wade is an oral surgeon who began traveling to Ukraine in 1994. During that preliminary trip, Dr. Wade fell in love with the country and its people. As the Team Leader of one of the Shepherd’s Foundation dental teams, he recruited dentists, hygienists and dental assistants and worked with Ukrainian dentists and authorities to develop a joint American/ Ukrainian outreach to orphanages in Ukraine. Since that time he has made more than 20 trips to Ukraine. This is Dr. Wade’s second tour of duty on the Shepherd’s Board and he is excited about the future opportunities to advance the gospel in Ukraine.
In the U.S., Dr. Wade is the senior partner at Maplewood Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a private practice in the north St. Paul suburbs. He has taught dental groups across the country and in Ukraine and is the Director of True North Professional Studies, a continuing education group for dentists and dental specialists. He has been married to his wife, Terri, for 44 years. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.