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Pray for the Orphans and Widows, they need our Help!
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It is not the Magnitude of our Actions but the Amount of Love that is put into Them that Matters.

Our Mission:  To Care for Orphans and Widows in their Distress, especially those with HIV/AIDS.

    AIDS Orphan Ministries "AIDSOM" is destined to be a Church Ministry, who's main focus is to try and improve the lives of millions of Orphans, many of which have contracted the HIV Virus and AIDS, and 90% of which live in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Widows who day to day, struggle to survive, especially those who also care for Orphans. 

    Father Mark's Mission is to assist Orphans, Widows, and other Vulnerable Children in Africa, so as to alleviate their suffering and improve the quality of their lives. 
Here, we will help build Orphanages, no fancier than any other homes in the village, to house the Orphans, and we will use Volunteer Widow Caregivers to care for the Orphans.  Through farming projects, we will strive to become as self-sufficient and sustainable as possible, so we can support as many Orphans and Widows as possible.  We do not want to raise the standard of living of the Orphans and Widows any higher than the other families and children that live in the village.   We want to shadow in our Orphanage Houses, Village life as much as possible.   Our Orphans will attend Public School with the other Village children as well.  We will strive to become family to each other, and model African Village Life.  And as Parish Communities, we will also work towards completing Projects that help our Widows and Orphan-headed households, to improve the quality of their lives and become as self sufficient as possible.  

       Please join us today, as we work to help the Poor, our Brothers and Sisters!

“Pure and undefiled religion is to care for Orphans and Widows in their distress," James 1:27

AIDS Orphan Ministry Future Project

Village of Faith Orphanage – Father Mark’s Vision:
Father Mark's Vision is to one day, go back to Africa and build an Orphanage, Church, School, and Hospital in one rural location for 500 children who have the HIV virus and Aids, who have lost both their parents, and who have been abandoned by their extended family members. 

    This first “Village of Faith Orphanage” will be operated by local Widows and Volunteers from around the world, who not only have lots of Love to give these children, but also the desire to instill a strong Religious Faith into the lives of these Orphans, who not only struggle from Poverty, but also have debilitating Illnesses, which slowly destroys their bodies.  Unless we can provide or find donors for the anti-retroviral Medicines that will make a huge difference in their lives, most of these Orphans will die before they leave the Orphanage.  We will build the Orphanage in memory of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who built a “City of Faith” for the poorest of the poor in India, and spent her life caring for the poor and those dying in the streets.

    We will name our Church in this village, the “Basilica of St Damien of Molokai”.  This Church will help draw the Orphans, the Staff, the City, the Country, and People from all over the world, into Prayerful solidarity and a very close relationship with God.  We are at war with Satan, for he wants us in Hell.  Our earthly battle is also a Spiritual one, so we must fight against the enemies of darkness with all our Prayers, closely united to all our Brothers and Sisters on this earth.  St. Damien was a priest who went to Molokai in Hawaii and spent the rest of his life caring for the Lepers that were sent there.

    The more Problems, Pain, and Suffering that we have to deal with in this life, the more we need a Strong Religious Education and a very close relationship with God.  The "School of the Cross", will not only teach these Orphans Math, Language Arts, Science, and Home Economics, but also the Doctrine of the Cross and the way of reaching True Peace in this life, for this is the Truth that was taught by our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  If this doctrine were not most valuable and secure, They would not have taught it by word and example.  This is the light, which shines in the darkness (John 1, 7), loved by the elect and abhorred by the reprobate.  These Orphans will learn to Pray not only for themselves, but also for all Christians around the world.

    Since most of Africa has close to an 80% unemployment rate, and since there are plenty of unskilled laborers, skilled laborers, and workers with College Degrees, but few jobs in Africa, many people are forced to become subsistence farmers, at least those who live in rural villages and have the land to farm.  Because of this situation, I do not see the feasibility of highly educating these Orphans, when there are few jobs, so I think we should focus on giving them a good High School Education, as well as training them to become subsistence farmers, so that they can more easily integrate back into Village life once they leave the Orphanage.  This would include growing different crops, fertilizing, sanitation techniques, raising different animals, sewing, possibly fish farming, building village houses, etc.  I envision our Orphanage  using composting toilets (urine diverting toilets), from which we will collect and use the urine, which is full of Nitrogen, as Fertilizer, and the feces will be composted and later used as fertilizer as well.  When you separate the two and keep water out, you also eliminate most of the smell, and greatly increase sanitation.

    Our Village Hospital will be built in memory of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina in Italy, who built a Hospital during World War II to care for the sick and wounded, who came home from that war.  We are in a war against HIV/AIDS, an epidemic that is devastating millions.  I Pray that doctors and nurses from all over the world will come to volunteer their time, even if only a week or two out of the year, to care for these AIDS Orphans, and will even go out from this Hospital into the slums of the cities and the African Bush to care for many more, who have been abandoned and are suffering from this terrible and deadly debilitating disease.

    This Village of Faith will have a wall built around it, with each side being about 300 yards in length.  There will be 12 gates, three on each side, with an Angel above each one, and the name of an Apostle on each gate.  The wall will contain 12 courses of brick, each representing a different virtue in life of Most Holy Mary, the Mother of God, a type of the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mystical City of God.

    My Prayer is that this “Village of Faith” complex will draw us all into solidarity, and will draw the attention, Prayers, and Support of thousands from all over the world.  These supporters will partner with us as we Care for the Orphans and Widows, our brothers and sisters, the poor, the sick, and the dying.

Father Mark

Achitetezo Malo Village:  Fr Mark also has a vision, to one day, start  "Achitetezo Malo”, a model African Village of Faith and Peace, a place of refuge for hundreds of rural orphans and other displaced adults, who come to us for help, and are willing to live and work together with us as one big family.  Here we will engage in subsistence farming, and in this Village, we will provide, not only food and shelter, but also Love, Support, and Hope.
HIV / AIDS Education Program:  To increase Child Survival by reducing the escalating transmission of the HIV, we will print and distribute HIV/AIDS literature, and train counselors.
Sanitation Program:  To decrease the occurrences of Sickness and Disease, we will educate on Sanitation principles, and teach others how to build Composting Toilets that utilize the wastes as fertilizer for crops and trees.  We will also teach how to build a Sand Water Filter for removing bacteria and contaminants from open well water.

“Pure and undefiled religion is to care for orphans and widows in their distress," James 1:27
    Father Mark was born in Texas and grew up on a farm.  Over the years, he was involved in many different occupations, as a Carpenter, Farmer, Truck Driver, Refinery Operator, Automotive Parts Technician, Teacher, and Retail Store Manager, Agricultural Parts Technician, Correctional Officer, and Security Officer.  He was raised in the Catholic Faith and after twenty years, delved into Protestantism.  He spent the next twenty-five years in Faiths that ranged from full Gospel Pentecostal Charismatic Bible Churches to Conservative and Fundamental Faiths as well.  And then one day, God spoke to him and said "Mark, you are to return to your Catholic Faith, and you will become one of my Priests"
    Mark then entered into a deep Monastic Prayer Life, whereby he experienced a lot of God's Grace and Miracles in his life.  In 2009, he completed Seminary and was Ordained a Priest by Archbishop Maurice McCormick of the Independent Old Catholic Church.  He is now ready to serve God for the rest of his life, anywhere in this world, and to suffer whatever God will command of him.  Father Mark is now "Totus Tuus" Totally His!

Our Needs!
    Over time, we will need many talented people on our Ministry team.  By helping out, whether here or in Africa, by going, giving, or Praying, we are all part of that team, working for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  If you have a talent you would like to share, please contact us and let us know. 

    God wants to do much more here, than I am capable of doing myself.  Please Pray and partner with us in this ministry, as we follow the Lord’s calling to service in His Name.  May our Lord Jesus Christ Richly Bless Each and Every One of You!

Father Mark
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“Pure and undefiled religion is to care for orphans and widows in their distress," James 1:27
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