New Vision Ministries, with the help and guidance of Operation HOPE, is doing alot to improve the lives of those living in Montrouis, Haiti. One of the many initiatives taken on by Dr. Kerry is the creation and development of a fishing ministry. We've mentioned the fishing ministry in previous posts, but I would like to go into more detail about it.
A couple of months ago, I posted an article on operationhopeusa.org asking for educators who would be willing to travel to Haiti and volunteer for the entire 2011-2012 school year. There was a YWAM school in the town of Saint Marc that was at risk of shutting down due to a lack of educators.
At this point it would be hard to follow Operation HOPE and not be aware of the fact that we've put a very large focus on working with those in need in the nation of Haiti. Since 2010, we have been partnered with New Vision Ministries in Montrouis Haiti to provide medical aid, community support, and education to thousands across the nation of Haiti.
When we think about the essential needs of a group of people, we generally think about providing them with food and clean water. Sometimes we consider the fact that they need a roof over their heads or clothing on their backs. Solving problems such as poverty and hunger by throwing money or spare food at them is like assuming that pain killers will heal a broken arm.
I would like to start out by offering a very heartfelt "thank you" to all of our supporters and those of you who kept us in your prayers throughout the course of our most recent trip to Haiti. On December 10 - 16, Operation HOPE once again set out for the area of Montrouis Haiti to work with New Vision and find out the progress that's being made through Operation HOPE and those who support us.
These three short films debuted last night at the Sixth Annual Operation HOPE Banquet and, as promised, they will now be available to watch 24/7 right here on operationhopeusa.org. They have been somewhat of a labor-of-love for me and I hope that they will touch your heart as you watch them.
I would like to introduce you to a little boy named of Michelet. He currently lives at the Celebration Children's Home operated by New Vision Ministries and supported by Operation HOPE. Michelet is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain and oftentimes causes brain damage. When Michelet was first brought to the children's home.
As many of you may know, our Board Chairman, Brad Bouma and his wife Barb have spent the last few days down in Haiti visiting our dear friends at New Vision Ministries. Much has been accomplished in the small town of Montrouis since we were there just a few months ago and much continues to be done as the Reeves family continue to invest their time and love into helping the wonderful Haitian people.
Meet Dr. Dennis and Sara Cowley and Dr. Tom Hatten with new Vision Ministries. New Vision has seen some new leadership in recent months and we are so excited to introduce them to you. Equipped with a knowledge of medicine and a passion for helping people, New Vision and Operation HOPE together are changing the lives of hundreds in Haiti.