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
their lives. Here,
we will help build
Orphanages, no fancier than any other homes in the village, to house
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
Ministry Future Project
Village of Faith
Orphanage – Father Mark’s Vision:
Mark's Vision is to one day, go back to Africa and build an Orphanage,
and Hospital in one rural location for 500 children who have the HIV
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%
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
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
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.
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
|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
escalating transmission of the HIV, we will print and distribute
HIV/AIDS literature, and train counselors.
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
was born in Texas and grew up on a farm.
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
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".
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
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!