World Mission Ministries

World Mission Ministries

The World Mission Committee works by supporting the activities of our partners in other countries these activities are their activities. They are conceived of, implemented by and evaluated against local benchmarks. They also engage members of St. John’s in celebrating the joys of success and face to face visits between the partners in their respective countries, personal letters and reports on the activities of their partners.

Hospital Albert Schweitzer/Sister Cities Essex Haiti

Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in rural Deschapelles, Haiti, founded in 1956 by Dr. Larimer Mellon and his wife, Gwen Mellon after reading about the humanitarian work of Albert Schweitzer in Africa, continues to be the one hospital in the area that provides medical care available 24/7. It charges a reasonable fee to patients, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  Its in-hospital services offer internal medicine, general and trauma surgery, at-risk deliveries, pediatrics, neonatal care, and physical therapy. Unlike other hospitals, it has a laboratory, x-ray facilities and a pharmacy enabling patients to get their exams and receive meds on site, unique to Haiti.  It has Opthalmology and Dental services and Orthotics services. All full-time physicians are Haitian. Visiting physicians and health specialists come to Deschapelles to share their knowledge of more sophisticated but applicable health information and skills. The hospital serves as a referral hospital beyond…

Mozambique Ministry Update: New Relationships, New Leadership

In 2018, St. John’s and our friends in the Anglican Diocese of Lebombo embarked on a re-visioning process of our relationship with each other. This process was sparked by a change in our leadership here at St. John’s and by changes in the episcopal leadership in the Lebombo diocese. Through prayer and conversations, we discerned that God was inviting us to sponsor José Amaral, a seminarian, for the remainder of his studies and for two or three years past his ordination. We also discerned that God was inviting us into a relationship with St. Bernard Mizeki Anglican Church and its priest, Fr. David Geraldo. This congregation is located on the outskirts of Maputo which is Mozambique’s capital. The majority of the funds for 2018 designated for Mozambique will be used to further projects with these new partnerships. Fr. Jonathan Folts, Anne Littlefield, and Tony Custodio went to Mozambique in the…

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