Global Medical Health Conference Report

During the weekend of Nov. 9-11, MOL Directors, Ralph and Barbie Porter, attended the Global Healthcare Honoring God-TECH Pre-conference and the Global Medical Health Conference in Louisville on behalf of Missions Of Love.

The following is the two-minute agency report given by Barbie Porter at the Global Healthcare Honoring God Conference…

You may have heard the phrase, “Little is much if God is in it.”
I want to share with you our special little story about love.

It started in 1994 when a Country Doctor named Bob and his Nurse Wife named Betty had just stepped into their retirement years and stepped out in faith to start a mission in a rural village in Haiti named Jolivert.

The oft over-looked community suffered from destitution, disease, illiteracy, drank polluted water and lived in the darkness of spiritual deprivation.

For nearly 25 years Doc and Betty poured out love to this pocket of people, giving of their time, talents and treasures, blessing them with the wonders of medicine, education, evangelism, love, and others.

Others, who came alongside them carving out slim slices of their schedules for 10-days to two weeks. Others who helped financially. Others who prayed. Others who shared their heart.

Little by little, the mission grew.

Today, the Mission, rightly named by its very acts… Missions Of Love, has a Haitian-directed campus that supports a Medical Clinic, Eye Clinic, Dental Clinic, an award-winning Safe Water Program and seven other ministries including… Adult Literacy, Nutrition, Medicine all under the umbrella of Evangelism.

Through the medical efforts… the infant mortality rate for that area, which was seven out of ten infants has now been transposed to three out of ten. Through the educational efforts… hundreds of children have had the privilege of attending school including the advanced education two doctors, seven nurses, three lab techs and two directors.

Evangelistically, the little Mission has helped to plant seven churches.

On June 28, 2017, Dr. Bob was called to his heavenly home. But, Missions Of Love continues to carry on the message of that One who was born in a manger in a tiny, little town called Bethlehem.

Team: It’s all about HIM

February Team

Becky Baise
Cave City KY
Age: 50
Church: Coral Hill Baptist Church, Glasgow KY
Job: Compton Orthodontics, Bowling Green KY for 10 years as a Clinical Coordinator. Been in the dental/orthodontic field for 30 years.
”It is amazing to look back and see how the Lord had this whole trip planned… His loving hand on every detail months before it took place… how we saw Him touch so many people along the way, from the planning and still even with the memories and friendships He allows us to have with the Haitian people who touched our hearts. The worst part about this trip was the fact that we had to leave. I pray that the Lord will use our team and myself in Haiti again soon.”

Justin Crews
Glasgow KY
Age: 27
Job: Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Church: Coral Hill Baptist Church, Glasgow, KY

“Very humbling to be around the (Haitian) people working with them and learning their language. It was a blessing to be able to play soccer and share the gospel, and witness a young man being saved. It just showed me that He can use anyone regardless of where you are or who you’re sharing the gospel with… that is indescribable and a blessing.”

 

Jaycie Edwards
Glasgow, KY
Age: 18
Job: Hibbett Sports, babysitter and student
Church: Coral Hill Baptist Church

“Haiti is truly a beautiful country with beautiful people and beautiful hearts. I’ve left a big piece of my heart there and I am beyond blessed that The Lord provided me with the opportunity to share Christ’s love and experience his work happening right before my eyes. I pray I get to go back some day. Praise God!”

Warren Mattingly
Melbourne, FL
Age: 62
Job: Electrical Sign Contractor
Church: Christ Church of Hope

“It was such a blessing and honor to serve Christ in Haiti… to witness the love and kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ through the hard work of the Haitian dentis, the MOL staff, cooks, interpreters and our team. They were all such an inspiration. I still long for that sweet fellowship.

Dental Care… Because He Cares… We Care

Dental blessings did abound this February at Missions Of Love via the capable and compassionate hands of Doctors Ader Scott Rousseau, Eugene Hans and Marc Eli Vassor while assisted by Clinical Coordinator Becky Baise and student Jaycie Edwards (both of Kentucky) and Haitian Interpreter, Melinda Sainsurin.

The six-day Dental Clinic provided care to 142 patients, administering 386 patient services, including 53 cleanings, 101 fillings and 84 extractions. Please help us pray for more open doors to provide dental services on a more continued/frequent basis in Jolivert.

Stronger SMILES for STUDENTS
Armed With tiny brushes and thick, decay-fighting paste, Becky Baise, Justin Crews, Jayci Edwards and Ralph Porter, took too purposely coating each and every tooth in the mouths of pre-schoolers to high school-aged children who marched single file into the x-ray room-turned-dental triage. It also allowed for charting additional dental care as needed.
For two days, the foursome, along with the added assistance of MOL Vice-President, Nancy Bukovnik, and our interpreter, George Renaud, applied fluoride treatments to the teeth of 422 students from three nearby schools. Following the application, students were given a toothbrush and toothpaste to continue the fight for healthy teeth and gums.

Hurricane Matthew Relief Update

beans-rice-corn-and-oilAlong with the ravishes of Hurricane Matthew came the torrential rains, flash floods and mudslides of the “Rainy Season,” and all too quickly the spread of malaria and cholera in Haiti. However, MOL being a constant feet-on-the-ground mission, did what it does on a daily basis and quickly put Hurricane Relief Funds to work providing quality healthcare, safe water and food to those in need. As a result, dozens of mountain people have been coming to the Jolivert Clinic daily to receive free medical care, Gayden D’lo (safe water treatment) and a portion of beans, rice, corn and oil.

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The results have been families regaining strength, stability, and a healthy restart. Here’s how your dollars have been used…

Jolivert Medical Clinic Healthcare Treatment (consultation, lab tests, and needed meds) Average Cost: $7 per patient

Food Portion (beans, rice, corn, and oil) $5 per family

Gadyen Dlo (safe water treatment) Cost: 35 cents per family

A little about our Safe Water Program.  Although cholera, a water-borne illness, has been spreading throughout Haiti in record-breaking numbers following Hurricane Matthew, the nucleus of Jolivert and other areas serviced by the Gadyen Dlo project (an in-house project of MOL Jolivert) have had NO cases of cholera to report! Here’s a little more to smile about…One bottle of Gadyen Dlo will purify 185 gallons of water. One bottle of Gadyan Dlo cost only 35 cents (U.S.) Therefore, $1,000 can supply safe water for 2,857 families.

October Team Follow Up

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While in Haiti this past week, Barbie, Ralph, Asa, Nancy, Blaud and Christophe has an impromptu Directors meeting to discuss the needs in the community and hurricane relief.  This is a brief note from their meeting.  Barbie has also been posting pictures and notes on Facebook about her trip.  Check them out here!  We will also be posting a more in-depth report from the team in the coming days.

“Hurricane Matthew Relief

The “Rainy Season” continues to follow Hurricane Matthew contributing to flash floods and the spreading of Cholera throughout Haiti. However, MOL is doing what this Mission does best… Being the feet on the ground mission providing quality healthcare, safe water and food to the poor and needy of Haiti.

In an effort to be good stewards of Hurricane Matthew Relief Donations and to ensure that the Mission is taking care of REAL needs, Christophe has asked that the Hurricane/flood victims of the mountainous areas surrounding Jolivert be brought to the MOL Clinic to conduct needs assessments then dispense with the heart of caring through Christ Jesus.

As a result, dozens of people from the mountain communities have been coming to Clinique Jolivert daily to receive free medical care, Gayden D’lo (Safe Water Treatment), and a portion of beans, rice and oil.

Cost Breakdown:

Medical Consultation and Care: Approximately $7 (U.S.) per person
One bottle of Gadyen D’lo costs 35 cents (U.S) will purify 185 gallons
Beans, Rice and Oil: Approximately $5 (U.S.) per family

Hugs and Blessings,
Barbie Porter

Clinic Seeing More Patients Since Hurricane

Blaud Mondesir, our Haitian Mission Director, is reporting that numbers are increasing every day at the clinic due to the effects of hurricane Matthew.  Travel is difficult in remote villages that surround our community.  Many of the people can’t afford public transportation to get to the clinic and end up walking very long distances to reach help.

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Our Haitian Staff is there to serve those in need and assist however they can.  Clean water and food needs are assessed and aid is provided as made possible.

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Once Barbie, Ralph and Asa return from their trip and get settled back in, we will have a more complete report to share with everyone about the exact needs and what we can do to help our friends in the communities we serve.  Keep the prayers coming!

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The Gate at the Compound with a fresh coat of paint and the new logo!

 

October Dental Team is Hard at Work

October Dental Team

Karen, Gregg, Ralph, Barbie, Dr. Brandon Taylor and Dr. Lea Fowler – our October Dental Team

The team has just arrive and they are already hard at work.

Dr. Lea teaches Karen how to be a dental assistant!

Dr. Lea teaches Karen how to be a dental assistant!

Dr. Brandon Taylor is seeing a patient in the new clinic.

Dr. Brandon Taylor is seeing a patient in the new clinic.

While Gregg was busy outside making a shoe repair with duct tape!

While Gregg was busy outside making a shoe repair with duct tape!

Please cover the team in prayer as they spend their days seeing patients and bringing the good news of Jesus to those in need.