A note from our new MOL President

Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…

Greetings to all! We have just finished the annual meeting and it was great to see everyone again and to conduct the business of Missions of Love. The meetings are always an inspiration to me to see the dedication and work being performed, and to hear the reports of what the Lord is accomplishing in Haiti and the blessings on us from being a small part of His work there! Betty Johnson, past president, is surely a member of that “great cloud of witnesses” that has been a vital part of the work of the Mission for many years, and has set the bar high for the incoming Board Officers. So too were Dr. and Mrs. McKinney, and we were saddened to learn of their passing.

These are exciting and challenging times on the mission field, with accomplishments taking place in the medical, dental, and eye clinics, adult literacy, health outreach, clean water, and evangelism programs. There are plans to reinstitute the child malnutrition treatment program as soon as funds are available- a small, three-month commitment can save the life of a child in the Manba (fortified peanut butter) program, and also boosts the local economy by supporting local peanut growers. Much has been done, but much remains…

(L to R) 2015 MOL Officers Amy Wolf, Gregg Selig, Tiffanie Quisenberry, Nancy Bukovnik

(L to R) 2015 MOL Officers Amy Wolf, Gregg Selig, Tiffanie Quisenberry, Nancy Bukovnik

Several groups will be going in-country between now and the end of the year, and we ask for your prayers for their safe travel and that many “mighty works” will be accomplished. The new Officers- Nancy Bukovnik as Vice President, Amy Wolf as Secretary, Tiffanie Quisenberry as Treasurer, and myself- look forward to the challenges of our positions and ask for your prayers and support as well. If we can be of help, feel free to contact us any time, and may the Lord be glorified through our works in His name. Merci Seigneur! ~ Gregg Seelig, MOL President

Exciting New Partnership – Vitamin Angels

Missions of Love is excited to announce we are partnering with Vitamin Angels!  This program is a blessing to our Outreach Clinics and our bush clinics where we are able to reach those who would otherwise not have any healthcare services.

angelFrom the Vitamin Angels website:

.For over 20 years, Vitamin Angels has been helping at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals

Millions of children around the world are suffering from ‘hidden hunger’, a lack of micronutrients that can lead to disease and even death. In fact, 45% of all childhood deaths are attributable to undernutrition. We are changing that.

We target at-risk populations without regular access to facility-based health services through a network of international and local NGOs—our field partners—who have a local presence and intimate understanding of the community being served. In doing so, every project is tailored to the individual needs of the population being served while using proven interventions delivered consistent with accepted best practices.

Thank You Vitamin Angels!!

 

 

Visit to Marrotier during June Trip

IMG_4130During our recent trip, our group was able to take a day and travel to Marrotier to visit the school we support.  It was quite an adventure!  We rode two hours, one-way in the back of the army truck!

 

IMG_4311 After arriving, Meghann, Angie, Kostin, Sephora, and Brianna held a VBS for the students.  Tiffanie and Pat, along with Christophe, met with the teachers and principals of the school to see how things were going.  I am happy to report that the school is doing very well.

They now have eight teachers, two of which are the principal and assistant principal and 140 students.  The school ranges from pre-k to 6th grade.  Over 88% of students pass and move on to the next grade and 100% of 6th graders who took the national exam passed and moved on to secondary school.  The school is not only giving these Haitian children a good education, but also instilling the Word of God into their lives.

IMG_4905During our visit with the teachers, we learned that most students do not have materials such as books, paper, and pencils for school and many of the children come to school hungry.  Though the school is doing well and functioning, there is always room for support to help these teachers more effectively teach the students by helping provide materials and a meal.  It’s always much easier to focus on learning when you are not trying to listen over a growling belly and ignore the feeling of emptiness in your tummy.

You can support these teachers and students by donating to MOL via paypal or by mailing in a check to  Missions of Love   PO Box 292   Hartford, KY  42347


~ Tiffanie.Quisenberry

June Dental Team is On Their Way

Please be in prayer for the June Dental Team as they head to Haiti.  Pray that their skills will be used to improve the lives of those they touch and that they are the hands and feet of Jesus, spreading the news of His Love to everyone they encounter.

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You can still join the October Dental Team. Dentists and hygienists are needed!

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Highlights 2015 Spring Haiti Trip

Well, we are back again with more details about our wonderful trip to Haiti in March of 2015. It is all praises for all God did.

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1. Enthusiastic teams:
We had four from Rainier View Christian Church in Washington state who led our Haitian builders in erecting the incinerator shed, and Donah and Roberta who did a little of everything (teaching Women’s Bi-ble study, painting, working with Jean and the children’s party and whatever was needed). Asa and Jean and Nick Cleaver, a professional painter, from Valley Church of Christ in Virginia completed the group. Asa and Jean concentrated mostly on the Eye Clinic and left all of the above to do their chosen tasks.

2. About 200 children attended a party which included singing, Bible stories, health teach-ing , refreshments and small gifts. Everyone had a joyous time.
Nick is a a superb painter, and he roared through the clinics and Manba House, teaching all who would listen how to paint. Even our translators pitched in, and after he left, Horace completed many of the remaining buildings.

3. Twenty people participated in Bible studies and received Bibles at the conclusion.
Morning devotions with the group.

4. The incinerator is well thought out and constructed (see earlier note from us for picture). It will house almost any type of medi-cal incinerator, which is so needed to keep unauthorized people from having access to dangerous trash. We are now raising money to buy one which will cost between $10,000 and $20,000 for an adequate one. We have about $5,000 at present.

5. The compound gleams with white painted buildings. Nick is a a superb painter, and he roared through the clinics and Manba House, teaching all who would listen how to paint. Even our translators pitched in, and after he left, Horace, one of our Haitian staff, completed many of the remaining buildings. and all are white and clean looking again.

6. We are so grateful for our excellent and dedi-cated Haitian staff who keep the clinics and programs running all year round, and are always friendly and help-ful. They are touching lives and making a difference. The Eye Clinic alone cared for approximately 2000 people in 2014. Our hope has always been for the Haitians to run the mission and we to be a resource for advice, support and planning. It is coming to fruition.

7. Two of the local churches with whom the mission is connected, have been sending teams into the mountains with God’s Word and planting church-es. Some of the areas are steeped in Voodoo worship, but people are turning to the Lord and leaving their traditional pagan practices. It is almost like watching the 1st Century revival, and God is glorified.

From Asa and Jean Talbot

 

Spring Work Team – Follow Up Report

MOL Haiti Spring Work Team 2015

The three-man work team of Joe Greene, Dale Breedlove and Ralph Porter spent their days in April at the MOL compound in Haiti doing what handymen do… sawing, sorting, hammering, hanging, plumbing and planning. By the end of the 10-day trip the trio had completed several projects on the new building and mission house, made a trip to St. Louis de Norde to acquire long-lost goods, and experienced the blessings of Easter and Passover on the Isle of Hispaniola.

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Albeit, the guys agreed that one of the first pleasures upon arriving at the MOL compound, was the treat to the eyes as they got an up close and personal look at all the MOL medical buildings sporting a fresh coat of bright white paint, courtesy of Dr. Asa’s March work team. The guy’s concensus was “They sure looked nice, and so professional.”

Prepared to “git ‘er done,” their to-do list looked something like this:
* Pharmacy: Build shelves and hang lights. CHECK. CHECK.
* Dental Clinic: Build X-ray room. Install dental X-ray machine. Build shelves. Install and plumb sink. CHECK. CHECK. CHECK. And double CHECK.
* New Building: Install water filter on the water line coming into the new building to help prevent build up in the water lines. CHECK.
*Mission House: Convert closet into storage room for handyman tools and supplies. CHECK.
* Retrieve and Inventory Three-Year Old Shipment from Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. CHECK and CHECK.
(Thanks to Blaud, Dale and Ol’ Blue, the MOL Army truck, this check also marked the celebrated arrival of the medical X-ray machine parts. So, now the hope of acquiring X-ray capabilities in the medical clinic has been resurrected!)
** Fix other things all around the compound as needed. CHECK. CHECK. CHECK. Check. Ch…

In addition to all the work accomplished at the compound, the guys noted how active, and well-maintained the medical clinic was operating, the efficiency of the new generator and solar system, and how very much they enjoyed celebrating the Passover season and Easter with their Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ.

Now back state-side, the guys can take a little rest knowing the MOL Pharmacy is complete, the mission house is pretty up to snuff, the dental clinic is ready for the arrival of the June dental team and future dental dreams, and a partial sigh of relief can be released as hope grows toward receiving the rest of an almost, all-but-forgotten shipment.