2016 Year In Review – Thank You for Your Support

MEDICAL CLINIC This year, Clinic Jolivert continued its role as a major health center directed by a Haitian physician and fully-staffed with Haitian health personnel.  The Clinic was able to provide quality healthcare and education, government-provided immunizations for children, free chloroquine and mosquito nets (provided by MALARIA FINI) to all malaria sufferers, as well as provide HIV testing, education and consultation. Because of our in-house lab, we were able to provide pregnancy tests, complete blood counts, blood sugars and urinalysis. Likewise, Clinic Jolivert was able to dispense prescriptions from our government-approved pharmacy.

GO PROGRAM This year the GO program, an orphanage alternative ministry, supported eight grandmothers who are raising and caring for their orphaned grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other youth in their family, as well as one pastor in the program who cares for orphans in his home, and one family with toddler triplets as well as three other children.

SAFE WATER for FAMILIES Gadyen Dlo, our Safe Water for Families program, is installed in over 25,000 homes in our immediate area and now in countless thousands of homes throughout Haiti since the Haitian Ministry of Health has adopted our methods and are encouraging them throughout the country and thus contributing to healthier lifestyles.

ADULT LITERACY 258 Creole Bible were awarded to students who completed the Adult Literacy Course 2015-2016 under the direction of Jackson in the Jolivert area. On Sept. 29, 2016, Jackson trained 12 new teachers for the 2016-2017 session. In Gonaives there are currently 17 Adult Literacy Classes, varying in size from 4 -12 students, under the supervision of Pastor Juanito Genada. 110 Creole Bibles have been awarded to graduates of the Adult Literacy Course in this area for 2015·2016.

This year, Nancy Bukovnik, founder of the MOL Adult Literacy Program was privileged to present a Creole Bible to an 85-year-old graduating student in Gonaives!

EYE and EAR CLINIC ln 2016 the Eye Clinic saw 2,345 patients of whom 356 were found to have cataracts, 1,098 glaucoma, 1,748 had either infection or allergy/irritation/dryness and 127 were referred for more definitive care. In October alone, thanks to Dr. Mick Vanden Bosch, 994 patients were seen and seven received cataract surgery at MOL and one had a pterygium removed from her eye.

MANBA for MALNUTRITION The Manba program is a six to eight-week nutritional program dedicated to children one to five-years old who suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition. Nutritional education, medical care plus a Gayden Dlo bucket and clean water education are included. This ministry employs one worker and purchases peanuts from local farmers to produce a fortified peanut butter paste. This year 14 children graduated the program and 10 more are currently enrolled. The estimated cost to treat a child for malnutrition is approximately $99.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES for CHRIST In 2016, through the wonderful partnerships of TECH, Midmark Corp., Supplies Over Seas (S.O.S.) and individuals like Dr. Mary Gebhardt, Dr. Ann Ayre, Dr. Joe Geico and Kentucky Mountain Mission, costly and crucially needed laboratory, medical and dental equipment and supplies have been provided.
DENTAL CLINIC “The new kid on the block” in Jolivert is growing strong! With the blessed partnership of respected Haitian MSPP Dentist, Dr. Scott Rousseau, who worked alongside our American Dentist Dr. Mary Gebhardt and the rest or the dental team this Spring and headed up our very first all-Haitian dental team this Fall, we were able to provide dental care to 302 patients! Will you please help us pray that 2017 will open the door to full-time dental care at our clinic?

EMERGENCY/DISASTER RELIEF In October, $5,000 came from the U.S. to assist victims of Hurricane Matthew. This benevolence provided: $3,000 for 7,680 families to receive Gadyen Dlo safe water treatment: S 1,500 for 276 patients to receive medical care at the Jolivert Clinic, including consultations, lab tests and medicines: $500 for Bush Clinics where 560 patients were given medical attention in various affected villages.

PLANTING NEW CHURCHES Beyond practicing faith within the confines or the practical, medical. and humanitarian efforts, initiating Pastors’ and Women’s Conferences, MOL walked alongside our Haitian brothers and sisters this year via support of local church programs and the evangelical group Solidat who has helped to lead many to Christ Jesus as well as recently opened a church and a school in Belair and a church in Drijon.

OUTREACH CLINICS MOL outreach teams visited remote rural villages continuing education of community health care workers, diagnosing and treating common life-threatening illnesses (i.e. dehydration, malnutrition, malaria and parasites) as well as provided safe water for families – touching the lives of hundreds this year.

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!

 

Hurricane Relief Update

Missions of Love is on the ground in Haiti – 365 days a year – and we have been for the last 20+ years.  We’re not just there for the hurricane relief, we’re there to help making a lasting impact in the communities we serve.

gadyen-dloGadyen Dlo is manufactured at our compound in Jolivert, Haiti.  A bottle like the one pictured costs only 35 cents and will purify 185 gallons of water.  Now that cholera is spreading in Haiti due to hurricane Matthew, water purification is essential to saving lives.

As families effected by the hurricane come to our clinic in Jolivert, we will give them each a bottle of Gadyen Dlo and explain to them the dangers of cholera.

This morning, Nurse Edline reported over 20 families effected by the storm came to the clinic for assistance and more will continue to pour in over the next days and weeks.

MOL has been treating patients from the heavily affected areas of Biarry and Busan Cache free of charge, as well as providing food.  These are two areas have a working relationship with MOL through Pastor Jean Robert.

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Vice President Nancy Bukovnik is in Jolivert with Directors Asa Talbot and Barbie and Ralph Porter.  They are assessing the needs of the community and how MOL can best help in this tragic situation.  Relief funds donated to MOL will be used to purchase medicines and food for families such as these.

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Missions of Love is setting up a special Hurricane Relief Fund that will be used to help these areas that we serve that were destroyed in the high winds, rain and flooding.

Know that 100% of your donations will reach the Haitian people!




You may also mail a check to

Missions of Love
PO Box 292
Hartford, KY 42347

Hurricane Relief

We are still in the process of evaluating the surrounding areas of Jolivert, but our hearts are so very thankful and happy to have just received word from our Haitian Missions Of Love Director, Blaud that our staff and community fared well during the hurricane.

Several areas that we serve, Biary and Tante specifically, unfortunately did not.  Reports from Pastor Jean Robert are that church structures are gone, houses in the community are washed away and crops are gone.

Missions of Love is setting up a special Hurricane Relief Fund that will be used to help these areas that we serve that were destroyed in the high winds, rain and flooding.

Know that 100% of your donations will reach the Haitian people!





You may also mail a check to

Missions of Love
PO Box 292
Hartford, KY 42347

We ARE NOT collecting items to send into Haiti.  Shipping takes far to long and logistics are next to impossible, especially during a disaster.

Once we have definite plans for a team to go into Haiti, we will put out a plea for items that they might be able to carry in.  By purchasing as many items as possible in Haiti though, it will tremendously help the local economies.

If you are interested in going in on a medical or construction team sometime in the near future, please contact Meghann at (270) 313-3543 or meghann.missionsoflove@gmail.com.

 

Hurricane Update

We’ve been posting updates on our Facebook page and will continue to try and keep everyone informed as information comes in to us.

MOL Vice President, Nancy Bukovnik is safe in Gonaives, Haiti.  Her text this morning – “Rain all night. No wind. Safe. House full of children from the orphanage. They slept on floor. Pastor wanted them on a second level in case of flooding. Thank you, jesus . Not raining now.”

Blaud is in PdP and his text this morning “Everything is ok here in Port de Paix,rain all night long,wind but no damage except in the area of Biary and Tante.”

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Photo from Blaud in PdP.

Pastor Jean Robert has reported to us as well that Biary has sustained a lot of damage.

MOL will be updating you just as soon as we get further information from those in Haiti.  Please keep praying for them, especially the southern tip where they are cut off and communication is almost zero.