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Big Hearts Commit to Giving Aid to Mentor Leaders
Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care Employees are Proud to Support Mentor Leaders
"The big hearts of our employees at Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care to donate monthly from their paychecks and commit to helping this great organization is incredible,"
Mentor Leaders was founded by David Whetstone who decided to backpack around Africa as his parents had once been missionaries in the islands of Grenada, West Indies. While backpacking he came across a village in Northern Togo and when he came out of his tent that morning, he was surrounded by many orphaned children. He stayed and learned about the children and their needs as he knew God had a very big plan and project for him. He started Mentor Leaders and raised $250,000 in the first year to put in a well, start a church and a school. From there David raised money to start a higher level school and a goat farm. Since then this village has become very self-sufficient with hog farms, chickens, etc. The schools have done so well the government has made the ML Academy the mother school of the region where all students are required to go for yearly testing. As a result, the academy has grown to over 400 students and many more buildings have been built.
"You are one step away from being the answer to some child's prayer. From a passion of helping one young boy in Africa to helping another has led me and the amazing team around me to serving 1,200 children around the world, 365 days a year by way of education, food, clean water, clothing and medical attention. One might be content with what seems to be an already heavy load, but the passion that keeps growing inside of me, has me convinced that we have just gotten started! I just so happen to believe that faith can move mountains! I believe that we can speak and the power of our creator can and will give us anything that we ask in his name! I am more confident than ever, I know my next step and that is to continue to trust God through the help of many, for the assignment given," said David Whetstone, Founder and CEO Mentor Leaders.
Mentor Leaders is on a mission to address emergency crisis needs and to see individuals restored. This restoration is supported by education, financial investment, and relational development. They look to break the cycle of poverty and dependence through empowering individuals with knowledge and opportunity. At Mentor Leaders, they aim to do exactly that - mentor leaders. They desire to train each community and to equip them with the knowledge and power to change their own path and do the same for others. Anyone interested in sponsoring a child or going on a mission trip to Africa, Haiti or El Salvador should contact Mentor Leaders. Visit their website to learn more at www.mentorleaders.org.
Janet Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer said, "What I appreciate so much about this organization is that those of us who sponsor a child so they can attend schools and church camps at $39 a month or go on one of the many different mission trips they offer including medical, building, vacation bible school and more, get a yearly financial update about Mentor Leaders and 100% of our donations go to the sponsorship."