mission

IN OUR WORLD

  • Covenant Hospital Network

    COVENANT HOSPITAL, MOMBIN CROCHU, HAITI

    This ministry began in 1995 to address the unmet medical needs of 30,000 people in Haiti's Central Plateau. Numerous Presbyterian churches banded together with Presbyterian Church U.S.A., The Medical Benevolence Foundation and the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, to renovate and operate an abandoned twenty-two bed hospital.


    Our goal was to have it Haitian-run in ten years. This was achieved, and the Haitian Ministry of Health currently runs the hospital. The prior partnership was dissolved.  Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, and the Haitian Ministry of Health does not have sufficient money for all operating costs so we formed Covenant Hospital Network (20+ Presbyterian Churches) and continue to help by buying medicine, funding a patient feeding program, making repairs and upgrades on facilities, trucks, water and electric systems, as well as providing work teams, which include surgical teams.


    Currently, we supply the salaries for two doctors and an accountant. In addition to participation in CHN, Orchard Park directly provides birthing kits to the local midwives and sends donated medicine and medical supplies. We never expected the hospital to be fully self-sufficient because it serves a subsistent farming community, which is very poor.


    For more information on how you can help, please contact Al Atz by consulting your OPPC directory or by calling the OPPC office at 317-844-1107.

  • Fountains of Hope

    Fountains of Hope is a water purification ministry supported by OPPC. Its mission is to empower and equip the body of Christ to provide life-sustaining water for all of God’s children. Fountains of Hope attempts to expand this vision by continuing to build relationships with churches and other like-minded ministries and organizations. They build personal relationships through the first-hand personal experience of taking safe water purifier systems to the world and provide safe drinking water to third world countries.


    Visit their website at www.fountainsofhope.org for more information.

  • Haiti Community Support

    When OPPC began working at Covenant Hospital in Haiti, we recognized that there were many opportunities to help the surrounding community. OPPC has supported their agricultural co-op, several nutrition centers, and students. Education is not free in Haiti, and it is especially difficult in a poor community like this. Some of the students maintained excellent records. They had always said that they had no possibilities when high school was completed. OPPC stepped in with possibilities.


    OPPC has supported several students to graduate as a dentist, a seminary student, and two electronics technicians and is currently supporting sixth-year medical student, a third-year electrical engineering student, and a second-year diesel mechanic. Those that are able to will serve the Mombin Crochu community directly and those that cannot will work elsewhere and support their families back home. Other churches also support students and when we work at the hospital we usually get some help from our students. (If school is not in session.)


    For more information on how you can help, please contact Al or Becky Atz by consulting your OPPC directory or by calling the OPPC office at 317-844-1107.

  • Medical Supplies

    Since our meager start in 1990, the Mission Committee has been collecting excess medical supplies and has either used them in Haiti or shipped them to other third world medical mission facilities. OPPC gets these donations from local hospitals and related organizations, as well as the National Guard and individuals. At the end of most major illnesses people have medical supplies they no longer need. We know where they can be used. In our biggest year we shipped more than six tons. Last year we shipped a 40 foot container. The prior year we found a home for 40 pallets of surgical gloves.


    For more information on how you can help, please contact Al Atz or Becky Atz, or Pat Thomas by consulting your OPPC directory or by calling the OPPC office at 317-844-1107.

  • Presbyterian Mission Causes

    Our members support the mission projects of the denomination. The life of our church as a whole organization revolves around joining in God's mission in Jesus Christ for the world. We celebrate how Presbyterians serve together in projects in Indiana and abroad, with children and adults, during mission trips or Vacation Bible School, always sharing the Good News of God's love in Christ.


    The Presbyterian Church (USA) and our local presbytery support various mission projects. The mission committee of OPPC supports these projects with annual pledges from the mission budget of the church.


    If you like more information on Presbyterian Mission Causes, please visit their website.