Kenya, Africa Mission Trip
Mission Ministry has been investigating the possibility of forming a mission team from Sardis to go to Kenya Africa. We have partnered with The Outreach Foundation and the Presbyterian Church in East Africa. This organization has been working in Africa since 1989 and is led by Stu Ross and his wife Annie
He developed an organization that builds churches, schools and water projects. The organization now has over 100 Kenyan employees. Stu and Annie have created a hostel just for volunteer groups who come from the U.S. to work on their projects.
Typically, a group will work on a church and school building project during their time in Kenya. As you can see from the sample schedule, there some very fun things included. More information with a sample schedule and pictures of the accommodations are attached. We will be holding an informational meeting in November, 2021. If you have questions feel free to email Vic Lisciani.
Friends Empowering Haiti
Center de Sante Bethesda de Bayonnais employees a doctor, nurses, a lab technician, and support staff. The Clinic also provides mobile clinics, with the staff walking two hours or more, to see patients in remote mountainous areas. The Clinic serves as one of few in the Bayonnais River Valley region of 80,000 people. In these trying times, the Clinic is proving more essential than ever.
The clinic also provides much needed prenatal care services including routine check-ups at a reduced rate, the ability to listen to fetal heart tones via Doppler, basic lab work, education and food packs. The clinic also provides a kit for a more sanitary birth as supplies allow. The kit includes a bar of soap, clean razor blade, gloves, a plastic barrier, umbilical cord ties and a prayer for the new Manman (Mother).
Support of Nurses
The nurses in the clinic help provide much needed care. The nurses have cared for patients during through the Cholera outbreak in 2010, the COVID outbreak in 2020, and everything in between. We help support the salary of the nurses.
By supporting the school in Bayonnais, Haiti, we help make education more accessible to the children of Bayonnais. The highly successful school has 2,000 preschool through high school students, 60 teachers and additional support staff. The school provides the students one meal each school day and for some of the students it is their only meal. While the parents pay tuition as they can, many cannot and there is a continuous need for funds to keep the school operating. If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a student, please visit the EWO Haiti website.
Rise Against Hunger
We host an annual “Give One Day” event where all ages of our community come together to help pack over 30,000 meals that are shipped to 78 countries across the world through our partner, Rise Against Hunger.
Congo — Dr. Larry and Inge Sthreshley
Haiti — Mark Hare and Jenny Bent
Israel-Palestine — Doug Dicks
Niger & South Sudan — Jim and Jodi McGill