The Family Wellness Center Fence is up!

Stoked about this Wellness Center accomplishment!

Family Wellness Center fence is up!On Monday, April 11, 2016, we indeed ‘placed our flag’ on the property of our new health center in Las Salinas, Rivas, Nicaragua. The fence is complete. Our target opening is January, 2017. You can read all about our exciting Family Wellness Center project HERE.

The only way was “with a little help from our friends”

This has been our motto for many years. We truly could have never accomplished all that we have without team effort and the generous support and actions of people who love us and believe in our cause. One of the significant things about the fence project, to me (Cheri) is that it happened without me in Nicaragua. We have a growing team there and I thank God for them. I would like to give a shout out to those who made this happen.

Building the fence at the Family Wellness CenterBIG THANK YOU TO:

The MOG Nica staff: Sarah and Baldo Baldovinos, who live in San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua). Without their leadership and sacrifice of time, this would not have taken place. Kathy Silva (my assistant in Las Salinas) who found the local men to work with us and coordinated the project in an amazing way.

Surf with a Purpose, a tremendous group who travel and surf and give back in each place they go. They not only gave us the labor, but raised money for the materials.

Nicaragua Surf Report, based in Tola, Nicaragua. They provide a daily local surf report, run a surf shop and manages vacation rental properties in the exclusive Hacienda Iguana development. They are continually looking for ways to give back and gave a generous donation for our fence.

APRODIN: The Indigenous Leaders Committee of Las Salinas have donated the land and the existing building for MOG and our new clinic.

Transomar: The transportation guys who were great to work with.

Our Supporters who made this happen with their generous donations in answer to my request over only a few days on a tight deadline. Thank you so very much! You are an extremely vital element of our efforts to empower and help life be better quality for those we serve. God is good and we thank Him for you.

WE LOVE YOU ALL!!  Stay tuned for more reports, not only of our successes, but our struggles. That way you will know we are truly out there fighting the good fight and hopefully you will be encouraged along the way.

With all my heart,
Cheri Mauldin
Director

P.S. Please feel free to forward this link to your friends and encourage them to join in on this exciting project. Also, always hard to ask, but something we need to do — Please consider giving: http://missionsofgrace.org/support-mog-donate

Cheri Mauldin, CEO, shares Project Ultra needs and goals for 2015

December 2014 – PROJECT ULTRA – NICARAGUA

Imagine how you would feel if this happened to you or yours: Maria lives in a remote village in the hills of Nicaragua (near Las Salinas, where MOG/WINFOCUS has our Ultrasound Project). The closest hospital or well-staffed clinic is over three hours away in Rivas. Maria and her husband have wanted a baby for a long time and they were delighted when Maria became pregnant. When Maria was six months along, the baby stopped moving and the couple got scared. A local doctor came to her home and examined Maria with his stethoscope – the only tool he had. He told her that the baby was dead and that she needed to get on a bus and take the three hour ride to the Rivas hospital.

As the doctor was leaving (he felt badly for Maria), he said there was one other option – to stop at the Puesto de Salud (health post) in Las Salinas and see a nurse there named Martita. She had an ultrasound machine and could check her further. Maria made her way as quickly as she could to Las Salinas, crying and trying hard not to fall apart. Martita (our MOG project director) welcomed her with open arms and immediately brought her in for an exam. The baby, it turns out, was fine. Maria said, ‘Thank God for Project Ultra!’

We have many other testimonies of lives touched and even actually saved. We also thank God for this project. Continue reading