A Miami-based ministry, Mission to Haiti, hopes to supplement existing health care operations provided by their medical clinic with dental care. According to Bill Nealey, Jr., the Executive Director, “We are working with a dentist here in the States to establish a dental clinic in Haiti to help our sponsored children, their families, and beyond as the Lord allows. We hope to get moving by early next year.”

Mission to Haiti is primarily a child-sponsoring organization that works to evangelize, educate, and nourish the next generation of Haitian Christian leaders. It was founded by Nealey’s father, Bill Nealey, Sr., after a short-term mission trip in 1976. More than four decades later, they now serve 13 sponsored classical Christian schools, 2 sponsored vocational schools, and operate a medical clinic. Since 2005, the schools have also included a nutrition program that provides beans and rice to the students.

Yet, as Nealey attests, much work remains to be done. Haiti was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010 that killed over 100,000 people. Nearly a decade later – as the recovery continues – the great majority of Haitians live in poverty.

Both regarding and beyond the goal for a dental clinic, Mission to Haiti invites interested individuals, families, and churches to sponsor a Haitian student or come to Haiti as part of a team. They have a current need for skilled tradesmen to oversee the installation of two new generators. For more information, visit their website or email them here.

Bill Nealey, Jr. (third from left) with a dental team that came to Haiti in May

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