Clean Safe Drinking Water
According to the WHO/UNICEF joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP), 2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking, readily available water at home. Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practice are essential for survival and development of Children. Today 2.4 billion people don’t use improved sanitation and 663 million in developing countries do not have access to improved water sources. Without these needs, the lives of millions of Children are at risk. For Children under five, Water-and Sanitation related disease is one of the leading causes of death. Every day, over 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and lack of sanitation and hygiene.
(Unicef website under Water Sanitation and Hygiene Updated July, 2017).
Today in the country of Ghana there is only one medical doctor for every 17,000 of her citizens. This simple fact has a significant impact on those living in the rural areas. With a population of almost 25 million, roughly 70 – 75% live in rural communities as subsidiary farmers or fishermen. Individuals born in such villages will live their entire life without having the right or access to medical care.
The government runs the healthcare system and has five levels of providers: health posts which are first level primary care for rural areas, health centers and clinics, district hospitals, regional hospitals and tertiary hospitals. Urban centers are well served, and contain the majority of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in the country. However, rural areas often have no modern health care. Patients in these areas either rely on traditional African medicine, or travel great distances for care if they can afford the cost.
Ghana has made significant improvement in health care but it still faces serious obstacles due to persisted challenges in dealing with malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and infant mortality, the crippling shortage of health professionals, availability of affordable health care and interventions, leading to the widening of health gap between the urban and rural areas, the rich and the poor.
By choosing to donate to Medical Outreach you will be providing a husband, a wife and mother and their children with the God given right to medical care.
Purchase local medication to treat the following categories.
A very high percentage of Ghana’s population still remains un-evangelized and unreached, and the Great Commission lies still largely unfulfilled. Statistics by the Ghana Evangelism Committee show that there are 14,000 un-churched towns and villages in Ghana alone. The heart desire of Meaningful Life International therefore, is to see Churches planted in these areas that have been neglected for so long.
By following Jesus’ example of ministering to the physical needs of the people first, MLI reaches these deprived communities with boreholes and free medical clinics to demonstrate the physical love of Jesus to them. A spiritual door now opens for us to reach their hearts with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and introduce them to the Living Water, Healer and Savior.
In order to reach the people, we use evangelical tools like the Jesus Film Shows, door-to-door evangelism and Gospel crusades. Through the use of these tools, we have won, raised and encouraged hundreds of people to accept Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior. Additionally, some of these new converts travel deeper into the rural areas sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have not yet heard. We have seen great results over the years, and are convinced that God is with us in the fulfillment of this vision. We have seen more than ten (10) churches planted in four Regions of Ghana.
Once a village church is established, MLI seeks out an existing church in the nearby town to serve as partner. The rural church is now empowered, encouraged and supported by the town church. Another benefit of this partnership is that peace is strengthened in the community.
Ghana is often called the heart and soul of West Africa because of its welcoming, passionate, and peaceful people. Good leaders are not born but are made. Good leaders develop overtime through a never ending process of study, education, training and experience. A leader influence and motivates a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Unfortunately in Ghana and in many “third world countries” the unseen byproduct of generational poverty is a mindset of helplessness and despair. Individuals see no way out and resign themselves to the hardships pass down by the ancestors. The human spirit dies as they see no value or meaning to their impoverished lives.
As a Christian based organization we understand the power of transformation through a personal relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Meaningful Life International is compassionate about developing and maturing potential young people to become the future leaders of influence in their communities. In keeping with our vision, MLI will organize leadership seminars, provide resources, materials and tools to train and equip those willing to break the chains of poverty and hopelessness.
By donating to Leadership Training you will effectively build up godly leaders who will in turn influence and motivate others to follow them as they follow Jesus Christ.