LQVE Haiti 2016-2018
“I am definitely coming back to Haiti. I want to do Missions in my life.”Quincy Foster, January 2013
2017-18 Financial Goal: $33,000
As part of our long-term partnership with Heart to Heart International and the communities of Southeast Haiti, we are once again adopting “LQVE Haiti” as our 2017-2018 Passion to Serve Project. This year, single purpose is to:
- Build a Health Clinic in a community called Bel-Air.
As always, new and gently used soccer equipment donations are always welcome and will continue to be sent for children to enjoy at the Quincy Foster Memorial Soccer Field, which was completed in 2016.
2018 Mission Trips
- A LQVE Haiti mission trip is travelling March 10-27, 2018. Maximum participants is 20. Priority is for MNU undergraduate students, but is open to anyone.
- A nursing mission is travelling May 19-26, 2018. Maximum participants is 8. This trip is open to any certified nurse.
As the service project evolves, we will continue to update you on the progress. Thank you for joining us in these efforts and for being part of the beautiful, restorative work God has invited us to join Him in.
2016 Haiti Mission Trip
Current Passion to Serve Project
Hope Center KC Project
During the 2018-19 school year, our students, faculty and staff are supporting Hope Center KC, a non profit dedicated to providing asset-based programs and opportunities for sustainable growth and development where children, youth and families can flourish on Kansas City's east side. We intend to:
- Volunteer 500+ hours at Hope Center
- Raise $10,000 for summer camp scholarships
- You can help fund our project by supporting this year’s Passion to Serve project.
- You can help fund a team traveling through our Go Global program.
- You can also fund a specific student traveling as part of our Go Global program. These payments are a personal benefit to the student so they are not tax-deductible.
Completed Passion to Serve Projects
LQVE Haiti Project
During the 2016-18 school years, our students, faculty and staff supported a new project in the rural Cascade Pichon region of Haiti. We are raising funds to:
- Build a Health Clinic in the community of Bel-Air.
KC Urban Youth Project
In addition to regularly ministering to the children helped by the Kansas City Urban Youth Ministry, MNU students decided to make a financial difference in these children’s lives. Students worked to raise more than $8,300 during the 2011-2012 academic year. The money went to upgrade the Rosedale Ridge apartment complex, provide playground equipment, and purchase a van.
Kenya Orphan Care Project
Proving that one person, one student, can make a difference, MNU students raised $35,000 during the 2010-2011 academic year for the Siaya, Kenya Orphanage. When MNU student, Jeb Flynn, spent a summer in Kenya, he proposed the university develop a plan to help. The money raised helped purchase land for housing, build sustainable gardens and provide ongoing mentorship for the children.
The Guatemala Project
In 2009-2010 the idea was that posed that ‘if’ 1,000 faculty, staff and students each donated $25 per semester—less than $2 per week—what could they do for the world? As a community, MNU raised more than $50,000 that year. Partnering with Rotary International, Heart to Heart International and Engineers Without Borders KC, the village of Patanatic, Guatemala received a new health clinic.