End-of-the-Year Giving
November 3, 2017

Did you know that when you give to HMM you are doing more than giving money? You are giving HOPE. You are giving ENCOURAGEMENT. You are giving LOVE and MERCY to thousands of people for the Glory of our God. During this time of year, when you give your gift to HMM, it will help do the following: Provide thousands of Christmas Meals for Dominican, Haitian, and Cuban people. Cover expenses.....

March 2016
March 1, 2016

“In mission work, it’s very important to have educated church leaders to help lead the churches for them to be sustained like they need to be,” says Bro. Gene Gillis, Interim Pastor Immanuel Baptist Church (Columbus, Miss.). It was this desire to educate and empower local church leaders that resulted in the launching of the HMM pastors’ training schools. Since fall 2014, there have bee.....

Happy Father’s Day
June 15, 2015

Father’s Day for Norman Ford, DMD this year will likely be one he never forgets. It’s not often that a dad gets to spend this special day seeing his children living out Jesus’ command to love God and love people (Mark 12:30-31). “It’s going to be an amazing experience to see them let God use them to be the hands and feet of Christ this week,” Norman reflects. Norman, an endodonti.....

December 2015
December 1, 2015

It was September 2011 when I first went to the Dominican Republic and Haiti with Hispaniola Mountain Ministries (HMM). I immediately fell in love with the two countries, their cultures and the work that was being done there. Shortly after, I was invited to serve on the HMM Board and within less than a year, I had resigned from my job to begin raising financial support so I could work ful.....

October 2015
October 1, 2015

The summer was approaching. Graduate school was ending, and I only had one more summer of freedom before I began my experiences as a dental student. I honestly was seeking a job that would keep me in Mississippi for the summer, but we all know that our plans and God’s plans might not also be the same. After meeting with Hispaniola Mountain Ministries’ Executive Director Scott Wilson several ti.....

October 2014
October 12, 2014

I went to Barahona last year with HMM and fell in love with the people there; I knew I would be going back soon. I have always wanted to go on a medical mission and was told a nurse was needed in Haiti for the August 2014 trip. I was scared to death to go to a place I had never gone and with a group where I didn't know everyone, but after much prayer and overcoming some fears I agreed to go. So.....

August 2014
August 8, 2014

Whether it be in Mississippi or in another country, I have always felt the Lord has blessed with me a serving heart. I try to be available to help others if I have the abilities. But when it came to short-term mission trips, I have always been somewhat of a skeptic. Trust me, I never wanted to have these preconceived ideas before even stepping foot on the mission field, but hearing all the stories.....

July 2014
July 4, 2014

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’" - Matthew 25:40 For the past year, I’d looked online at mission trips through my home church, just somewhat sporadically. I felt God wanted me to use my career as a nurse, in some way to help, but never could feel where. In February, on another onl.....

April 2014
April 16, 2014

I have had the opportunity to make two trips to Haiti. The first trip was a family trip. In my mind I thought we were going to help the poor and change lives - we did help the poor, but the lives that were changed was ours. I could have never prepared my heart for what God had in store. As we crossed the border into Haiti that first day, the people looked so desperate for love. We were assigned.....

December 5, 2013
December 5, 2013

During the month of October 2013, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Barahona, Dominican Republic and spend time with the Hispanola Mountain Ministries staff. Leading up to our trip, we were extremely busy and focused on our work, daily goals and checklists. Our departure date arrived more quickly than we realized, and suddenly, we found ourselves en route to a life changi.....

November 4, 2013
November 27, 2013

A while back, I was going through a Bible study called The 7 Experiment (by Jen Hatmaker) and was challenged by a quote she used from author Shane Claibourn, “I had come to see that the great tragedy in the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor but that rich Christians do not know the poor…I truly believe that when the poor meet the rich, riches will have no meaning.&nb.....

October 3, 2013
October 3, 2013

As I looked back through my journal from our trip, there were several things that stood out to me that I would like to share. Many times people will tell you that when serve on a mission team, we ourselves are changed just as much the people we serve, and I would have to agree.  Upon our arrival, one of the first things I remember us doing was going over from the Dominican into Haiti. It.....

September 5, 2013
September 5, 2013

Deuteronomy 15:11 "Therefore I command you, “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy, and to the poor…. Growing up my parents instilled in me a responsibility to serve others, and in college God placed within me a heart for missions. Over the years, however, I allowed “life” and my pursuit of the “American Dream” to crowd out that desire. When a frien.....

August 1, 2013
August 1, 2013

The week I spent in the Dominican Republic was one of the greatest experiences in my life. It opened my eyes to see the need of Jesus in every corner of the world, not only in the Dominican Republic but with our neighbors, co-workers and family members. It taught me to love deeper and to see people with the eyes of Christ. While we were there, our team helped lead vacation bible school and be.....

July 1, 2013
July 13, 2013

I am very blessed to have found a career in emergency medicine that I absolutely love. The adrenaline in caring for critical patients is a passion and dream that I am so thankful to be living. However, nursing in an area where health care is as available as picking up a phone can easily lead to becoming burned out. I am so very fortunate to have had my heart and eyes opened to the needs .....

May 25, 2013
May 12, 2013

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared befo.....

​December 6, 2012​
December 6, 2012

My week in Haiti was the most heart breaking and life changing experience of my life.Other than the births of my two boys, I have never loved so deeply or so quickly. At the same time, I’ve never felt so overwhelmed by the need surrounding me. The children stole my heart from the time we crossed the border as they ran alongside the trucks waving and smiling. Their immediate trust and quick laugh.....

​November 1, 2012
November 6, 2012

I have been to Haiti twice and I am absolutely in love with the people there. It brings me more joy than I can express to be able and be blessed myself, by helping the people. The first time I went, along with some of the kids from my youth group, we helped clear the area to finish a septic tank for the schools. And when I say clear an area, I mean move rocks equivalent to five dump truck loads......