Global Mission

Partners Across The World

At Montview we believe all people are children of God and sacred in God’s sight.  Our understanding of mission is to partner with others to bring about a more peaceful, just and compassionate world.  We hope that we can be a blessing to others and we know that we will be blessed by the experience.

The following are some of the areas around the world where we have relationships and the focal points of those mission commitments.

MEXICO

Children: For almost 10 years, Montview has reached out to street children across our southern border through support of IPODERAC, a home for abandoned boys ages 6 to 18 in the state of Puebla, Mexico.  Montview contributes yearly to a scholarship fund for the youth to attend technical-oriented high schools or to enroll in college.  The church supports IPODERAC through annual mission trips, including a recent summer trip for 50 Montview youth.  Some 60 boys currently live at IPODERAC.  See: www.ipoderac.org.mx.

NEPAL

Montview People in Nepal: For more than 30 years, Montview has extended a helping hand in Nepal. Since 2000, well over 100 people have participated in work trips and personal ministries. The largest trip was in 2010. With activities centered in a village, a water system was built, school children learned English and medical care was given. For more information about the trip visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNLNZlLUVg and http://tgo.tv/video.php?VideoCode=V23JX97

Healthcare: Montview’s Centennial Campaign provided $175,000 to cover half the cost of a new 65-bed pediatric wing at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu which was completed in 2001. As a result of relationships established from this gift, the hospital requested that Montview people form a 501(c)(3) charity so that Americans could make tax-deductible donations to benefit the hospital. The result was the formation of Friends of Patan Hospital (FOPH) which has raised millions of dollars for capital improvements and, in partnership with Project C.U.R.E.,  sent millions of dollars of donated supplies and equipment. FOPH also sends teams of medical personnel to train Patan staff (e.g. to establish the first NICU and PICU in Nepal), provides other training opportunities for Patan staff, and contributes directly to the hospital’s charity fund. Montview members continue to play a key role in FOPH, comprising a majority of the officers and 25% of the 16-member Board of Directors. Montview members also are active in other healthcare organizations in Nepal including Global Dental Relief and the Princess Jayanti Memorial Trust (Heart Foundation).  See: www.foph.org; www.globaldentalrelief.org/index.php; www.pjmt.org.np/

Income Generation: In partnership with International Development Enterprises (IDE) Montview aims to increase the income of poor rural farmers through the better use of water, advice on crop and seed selection, better farming techniques and assistance in marketing. IDE works with families with annual incomes less than $250.  Montview is donating $165,000 which is funding a program to increase the incomes of over 1,500 families.  See www.ide-international.org.

Nutrition: Montview’s 2008-2010 Capital Campaign provided $100,000 for half the cost to construct the flagship Kathmandu Nutritional Rehabilitation Home (NRH), in partnership with the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation (NYOF).  This facility provides treatment for severely malnourished children, educates their mothers about child care so that the condition will not recur, and trains staff that work in satellite nutritional homes established by NYOF. See:  www.nyof.org/programs/nutritionalRehab/index.html ; www.NYOF.org

ETHIOPIA

Books: Since its founding in 2003, Ethiopia Reads has connected over 100,000 children with books through 47 libraries including the famous “donkey” mobile libraries, published the country’s first children’s books in one or more of Ethiopia’s 87 languages plus English, and trained numbers of indigenous educators.  In 2008 CNN named Ethiopia Reads founder, Yohannes Gebregeorgis, one of its top ten “Heroes.”  See: www.ethiopiareads.org.

Water: In Ethiopia, the world’s poorest country, the majority of the population has no access to clean water.  A profoundly high incidence of illness and death, especially among children, results.  In 2008, 2009, and 2011 Montview provided funds for seven clean water projects in the country’s Western Wollega Province.  These projects supply a lifetime of clean water to over 6,000 people in six communities at an average cost of $3.00 per person.  Christians and Muslims share this water, learning to work together as they maintain the projects.

GHANA

Partners: In October of 2007, members of Montview Church, People’s Presbyterian Church, and Grace Presbyterian Church traveled together to Ghana.  While in-country they taught enrichment classes in a boys’ school, donated six laptop computers to the school, and learned about the country’s vibrant culture.  In August of 2009, a Ghanaian Presbyterian minister, together with two teachers from the capital city, Accra, spent three weeks in Denver as guests of church families.

HIV/AIDS Prevention  in AFRICA: Collaborating with ICA, Louise Singleton established effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs under village leadership in Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, and other sub Saharan countries.

Education in ETHIOPIA: Montview member, Sue Leister, trains local teachers, assists orphans, and supports literacy development in isolated, far western Ethiopia.

HIV/AIDS Orphans  in INDIA: The late Donald Elliott, MD, established an orphanage in Miraj and performed surgery at Wanless Hospital.

Community Organization  in MYANMAR: Montview has financially supported longtime members  in full-time, in-country community organizing work in this country formerly called Burma.

Montview Youth in UGANDA: In 2007 and 2009 Montview Youth helped build a rural school. See: www.boardingpasses.org; www.fdncuganda.org

Family Medicine  in UKRAINE: The late Jack Reeves, MD, established the practice of family medicine in this former Soviet republic.

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Partners Across The World

MEXICO

Children: For almost 10 years, Montview has reached out to street children across our southern border through support of IPODERAC, a home for abandoned boys ages 6 to 18 in the state of Puebla, Mexico.Montview contributes yearly to a scholarship fund for the youth to attend technical-oriented high schools or to enroll in college.The church supports IPODERAC through annual mission trips, including a recent summer trip for 50 Montview youth.Some 60 boys currently live at IPODERAC.See: www.ipoderac.org.mx .

NEPAL

Healthcare:Montview’s Centennial Campaign supported the construction of a new 65-bed pediatric wing at PatanHospital in Kathmandu dedicated in 2001. The formation of Friends of Patan Hospital (FOHP), a 501(c)3, has enabled extensive fundraising to provide PatanHospital with equipment, supplies and, most recently, the construction of a 150-bed maternity wing.Health-related affiliations in Nepal include the Montview Horn-Boothby Clinic in Sunakothi, Global Dental Relief, and the Princess Jayanti Memorial Trust (Heart Foundation).See: http://www.foph.org ; http://www.globaldentalrelief.org/index.php ; http://www.pjmt.org.np/

Montview People in NEPAL: For more than thirty years, Montview has extended a helping

hand in the mountain kingdom of Nepal.  Since 2000, over 75 Montview church and community

members have participated in active work trips and personal ministries.A Montview work trip

to Nepal in November, 2010 is currently being planned. Hand Up fundraising has provided

support to Nepali colleagues to continue and expand important health and education projects.

Income Generation:In partnership with International Development Enterprises (IDE) Montview aims to increase the income of poor rural farmers through the better use of water, advice on crop and seed selection, better farming techniques and assistance in marketing. IDE works with families with annual incomes less than $250.The project aims to increase income for 1,500 families, and to improved access to education and health care.

See www.ide-international.org.

Nutrition:Montview’s 2008-2010 Capital Campaign provided funds to construct the flagship Kathmandu Nutritional Rehabilitation Home (NRH), in partnership with the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation (NYOF).This facility provides treatment for severely malnourished children, educates their mothers about child care so that the condition willnot recur, and trains staff that work in satellite nutritional homes established by NYOF.

See:http://www.nyof.org/programs/nutritionalRehab/index.html ; www.NYOF.org

ETHIOPIA

Books:Since its founding in 2003, Ethiopia Reads has connected over 100,000 children with books through 47 libraries including the famous “donkey” mobile libraries, published the country’s first children’s books in one or more of Ethiopia’s 87 languages plus English, and trained numbers of indigenous educators.In 2008 CNN named Ethiopia Reads founder, Yohannes Gebregeorgis, one of its top ten “Heroes.”See: www.ethiopiareads.org.

Water: In Ethiopia, the world’s poorest country, the majority of the population has no access to clean water.A profoundly high incidence of illness and death, especially among children, results.In 2008 and 2009 Montview provided funds for six clean water projects in the country’s WesternWollegaProvince.These projects supply a lifetime of clean water to over 6,000 people in six communities at an average cost of $3.00 per person.Christians and Muslims share this water, learning to work together as they maintain the projects.Further projects are planned for 2010.

GHANA

Partners:In October of 2007, members of MontviewChurch, People’s Presbyterian Church, and Grace Presbyterian Church traveled together to Ghana.While in-country they taught enrichment classes in a boys’ school, donated six laptop computers to the school, and learned about the country’s vibrant culture.In August of 2009, a Ghanaian Presbyterian minister, together with two teachers from the capital city, Accra, spent three weeks in Denver as guests of church families.

HIV/AIDS Prevention in AFRICA:Collaborating with ICA, Louise Singleton established effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs under village leadershipin Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, and other sub Saharan countries.

Education in ETHIOPIA:Montview member, Sue Leister, trains local teachers, assists orphans, and supports literacy development in isolated, far western Ethiopia.

HIV/AIDS OrphansinINDIA: The late Donald Elliott, MD, established an orphanage in Miraj and performed surgery at WanlessHospital.

Community Organizationin MYANMAR:Montview has financially supported longtime member Susan Steward and her husband Court Walters, MD in full-time, in-country community organizing work in this country formerly called Burma. The couple is midway in a ten-year commitment to this work.

Montview Youthin UGANDA:In 2008 and 2009 Montview Youth helped build a rural school.Link to Montview Youth for detail.

Family MedicineinUKRAINE:The late Jack Reeves, MD, established the practice of family medicine in this former Soviet republic.

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