Haiti Mission Trip

Years after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Matthew 25: Ministries is still responding to the many basic needs of the Haitian people. In February 2017, Matthew 25 returned to Haiti on a medical mission trip, bringing optometrists with them for the first time. The team set up clinics in several communities, treating more than 500 medical patients and performing over 400 eye exams during the week-long trip. With the aid of a new transportable exam station and telemedicine mobile unit our team was able to perform more complex and delicate examinations than previously possible, including verifying pregnancy and detailed ear examination.

One of the clinics the team hosted was at a large urban orphanage where they provided vaccinations for 225 children and adults, distributed new clothing to the boys and girls, and engaged in fun activities with the children. In addition to the medical clinics, Matthew 25 always includes a feeding program for patients served in the communities and at the orphanage. Everyone enjoyed the freshly-prepared meals made by our team members. More than 650 meals were served on this trip. The mission team also visited a factory that employs over 2,500 Haitians, providing care to workers that will enable them to work more comfortably and be better providers for their families.

Matthew 25 has been serving in Haiti since 1997, and since 2010 we have shipped over 550 containers of badly needed aid. Additionally, M25M has continued to sponsor programs that help with long term recovery, including a community development project assisting with the relocation of disaster victims, the rehabilitation and upgrade of the orphanage, the construction of a school serving 275 children and the development of micro-enterprise and educational enrichment programs that help prepare young people to successfully enter the workplace.

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