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Fighting For One

By Vanessa Johnson | Categories: Health Care

  In May, several Mission of Hope staff members met a sweet woman named Marie Myrtha.  She was lying on the floor of her home, in the mud.  She was crying from pain because she had a shattered hip and broken femur. Many of our visiting team members met with Marie and loved on her through the summer as we worked on finding her medical... Read More


Obedience and Faithfulness

By Alaina Weaver | Categories: Mission Trips

I’m married with 2 daughters, Alyssa 17 and Makayla 13 yrs. old. 3.5 years ago, Makayla was diagnosed with a rare incurable brain disease. Since her diagnoses, she has had 28 brain surgeries, which makes for a constantly busy schedule for me. Then, in August 2014, my husband was injured in a car accident after a semi-truck hit him head on at 60 mph. He suffered... Read More



By Whitney P. | Categories: Internships

Whitney P. was a summer intern at MOH this year, serving with the medical team.  She spent each week blogging her experiences in Haiti and sharing what God was teaching her, revealing to her, and how He was changing her.  Her experiences were varied; she viewed dental extractions, filled out pharmacy prescriptions, gave immunizations, shared the gospel,... Read More


Obedience and Shoes

By Chris Ryals, Assistant Medical Coordinator for MOH | Categories: Health Care

Chris Ryals, Assistant Medical Coordinator for MOH, shares a recent God moment:“I am so thankful for God pursuing me today! Lately I have been tired, in a repeat cycle, and just praying that I could come out of it. Today at mobile clinic in a new village, I was able to feel, see, and hear God in a way that I never have before. I just finished playing soccer with some... Read More


The Sweetness of God

By Kendra Slagter | Categories: VBS

Two years ago I came to Haiti for the first time. My team served in the village of Minoterie for the week, where I instantly fell in love with a little boy named Schneider who was 11 years old at the time. The whole week we would work and play together. Whenever he saw our cantor driving into the village, he would come running after it with his huge smile! I never... Read More



By Kerry Smelser |

Lespwa.  It means hope.  Hope in a place where logically there does not exist a reason for it.  A place that is imprinted with the creative beauty of God, but has been painted with the harsh brush of unbelievable poverty.  Recently, I struggled with the harshness of that paintbrush.  I was interviewing a group of the graduates and made the mistake of... Read More


Living in Tension

By Amanda Johnson |

Anger is not an emotion I feel very often. Actually, it’s very, VERY rare that I feel anger.But this morning? I feel angry.It’s not a “mad” kind of anger. It’s a “broken” kind of anger. It’s a “frustrated” kind of anger. An “I don’t get this” kind of anger.We’ve lived in... Read More

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