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The Missions Ministry Team has designated the Haiti Hot Lunch Program (Advance #418790) and Grace Children's Hospital (Advance #418520) in Haiti, both supported by UMCOR, as our February Missions Project.

The Haiti Hot Lunch Program provides children in schools with hot, nutritious meals, that many children otherwise would not receive. Before the program, children would attend school relying only on any breakfast eaten at home or snack foods purchased in the street. The Hot Lunch Program not only ensures access to nutritional meals, cooked on-site, but provides cooking utensils, and training in nutrition, cooking and growing vegetables.

Grace Children's Hospital is located in Port-au-Prince and has been operating since the early 1960s when International Child Care's founders, Jim and Virginia Snavley, first visited Haiti. They witnessed the shocking sight of children dying in the streets from tuberculosis, malnutrition, and other illnesses that were practically unheard of in the US. Over the past 40 years, millions of people have received care from the in-patient, out-patient, and community health services offered by Grace Children's Hospital. Also, the hospital has expanded to operate a Pediatric Clinic, HIV/AIDS treatment services, hygiene programs and an eye clinic.

If you would like to help the children of Haiti, please make your check out to Wesley UMC with HAITI on the memo line or click on the $ button at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to make a cash donation, there are blue mission offering envelopes in the pew backs. Thank you very much for your support.

The Missions Ministry Team

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