Saturday, January 23, 2010

MPP Delmas 39

This is the MPP office on Delmas 39th.

Dear Friend,

Jenny and Keila and I are doing well. Thank you for your many e-mails, and for your prayers.

Here are some observations about how you can help, in addition to your prayers:

Please consider checking out Presbyterian Diaster Assistance. They are the arm of the Presbyterian Church which focuses on disaster situations. The do an excellent job of not only providing immediate emergency relief through dependable in-country organizations, they also focus on the longer term recovery effort. The website is:

Also, for ongoing news and information about relief work related to specific PCUSA partners in Haiti, as well as more general information, please check out the Haiti Network:

Finally, for individuals and churches who would like to support the work that Jenny and I are involved in, working with the PCUSA partner MPP--Mouvman Peyizan Papay (Farmer's Movement of Papaye), there are two options.

For the agricultural work I am involved in, which will not provide immediate relief, but will address the longer term issues of exacerbated hunger throughout the country:

Write the check for Presbyterian Church (USA)

Write the account number H000007 (H, five zeros, 7) and MPP-Road to Life Yard-Moringa project on the check.

Send it to PC(USA)

Individual Remittance Processing

P.O. Box 643700

Pittsburgh PA 15264-3700

To help support the work that Jenny is involved in, with MPP's health center follow the instructions on the website for MBF (Medical Benevolence Foundation):

The account number for MPP's health center is 530-445
Please include the reference: MPP's Integrated Health Center, "Mironda Heston"
Jenny's work with the health center directly affects the immediate needs of many of the folks streaming to the countryside from the devastated areas around Port au Prince, Leogane and Petit Goave. Hundreds are leaving Port au Prince daily, returning to their homes. Pressure on the fragile resources in the countryside will be heavily affected.
Please know that the best of what you have to offer are your prayers and your concerns. Knowing that we are not alone, that the world is willing to share part of the grief, is a relief.
In Christ,
Mark, Jenny and Keila


Sue Wright said...

I've been following your blog and our church is soliciting funds for PDA. So relieved when I heard you all were safe. We may no longer be in the field but still feel part of the PCUSA WM family. You and your family are in our prayers.

Sue Wright

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to give us updates and news of your work. You are very much in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard & Julie Hunt
St. Mark Presbyterian, Ballwin, MO

traci said...

Mark and Jenny, I found your blog via Presbyterian news service. I want to add my support and prayers to you. I can't imagine the stress and strain your family and others are experiencing. I have added your blog to my reader and want to keep up with your journey. Many blessings to you.

Rev. Traci Smith
Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Church

smith.traci at

Search This Blog