BOM To Travel & Assist Feed My Lambs In Haiti

December 6, 2015

At a meeting at Christ Church, Warwick this week, Bermuda Overseas Missions President David Thompson announced that his charity group would be travelling overseas twice in 2016, in support of helping people living in poverty.

“In its 13-year history, BOM has taken over 500 volunteers overseas and built 82 homes. This past summer we took a group of 32 Bermudians to Muhiyo Village, near Mulanie, Malawi in support of Habitat for Humanity and we had tremendous success building four homes” said Mr. Thompson.

He added, “As support for our charity had grown, and in an effort to enhance collaboration with other local charities, in March 2016 we plan to undertake our first ever mission to Montrouis, Haiti in conjunction with the Feed My Lambs Ministry spearheaded by Philip Rego.”

Mr. Thompson said that in Haiti the group would assist Feed My Lambs with the construction of a building that will house a dental clinic as well as two workshops that provide skills development and a work area for local Haitians.

“Providing the local community with a facility where they can get easy access to dental care is critical for the well-being of the elderly and children in this rural area,” said Mr Thompson.

“In addition, the building will act as a central hub for local entrepreneurs to develop micro-businesses which will help to create economic activity in the area – important for the long-term sustainability of the surrounding villages.”

“We see the Haiti trip as a new opportunity for BOM, as this will be our first mission in support of Feed My Lambs. We plan to develop a continuing relationship with this important charity and look forward to supporting them with their future expansion plans”.

“We also intend to undertake a mission in the summer of 2016 in conjunction with Habitat to Humanity and, after recent trips to Africa, India and South America, we are looking to partner with Habitat for something closer to Bermuda, likely Honduras or Guyana,” added Mr Thompson.

“We are thankful that the donor community has been very supportive of BOM through the years and we have been listening to their calls for collaboration and to manage the financial scale of our trips.

“As such, our volunteers will be conducting more local fund-raising in support of these missions and we appreciate all the donations we have received from the community at our various fish fries, car washes, grocery bag packing days, corporate Denim days and roti cook outs. We plan to do more of the same in 2016.”

People interested in joining BOM on either mission in 2016 should contact Mr. Thompson at 295-1078 and sign ups for the trips will be held on January 7th 2016 at a special meeting to be held at Christ Church, Warwick. All are invited.

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