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For members of Bethel United Brethren of Christ Church, in Elmore, charity begins at home, but then extends all the way to Les Cayes, Haiti.

For over a year, members of the church donated to a fund to help provide clean water for the residents of Les Cayes. Enough was collected to dig a well and install some garden irrigation piping.

The church worked in collaboration with Jay Neilsen, M.D., president of (MIA) Missions International of America.


“We (the people of the church) just want to be a part of making the world better for some people in need of Clean Water,” said Norm Pickett, (evangelic/pastor). “Having so much in America we wanted to help other that don’t have all the blessing we have.”

MIA of Perrysburg, Ohio has worked in the area of Les Cayes for more than five years. The organization provides medical school, constructed and operates a school and feeds more than 22 kids per school day.

“These are the people of Northwest Ohio showing God’s love through their hands,” said David Kroeger, member of Bethel United Brethren of Christ.

For more information about Missions International of America, visit

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