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.