Soon after its inception, OC Ministries quickly learned it needed to do more than just build classrooms. Communities they served had additional needs. In 1998 OC Classroom: MN decided to change its name to OC Ministries to expand its mission effort. It now included Classrooms, Curriculum, Clinics, Churches, Crop, Clear Vision, Clean Water, Cut & Sew and, of course, Connection.
Schools have been built or rehabilitated in Pachica, Chile … Port-au-Prince, Haiti … Aboukir, Alexandria, Bamboo, Borobridge, Browns Town, Johns Town, Keith, Retirement, St. Ann’s Bay, Stewart Town, and Vauxhall, Jamaica … Boway, Gbarnga, Camphor, Greenville, Harper City, and Paynesville, Liberia … Ponce and San Juan, Puerto Rico … BAiwalla, Free Town, Lunsar, Kabala, Makeni, Manonkoh, Mile 91, Moyamba, Rofifunk, and Yonibana, Sierra Leone … and Kioga, Uganda.
Curriculum training has been taught in Thoitte and Williamson, Haiti. Operation Connection sponsors over 200 annual student scholarships in Sierra Leone.
Maternal Care Clinics and staff housing have been built in Makeni and Yonibana, Sierra Leone. Vision Clinics are held in Browns Town, Jamaica. Churches have been built of rehabilitated in Port-au-Prince, Haiti … and Bamboo, Borobridge, and Browns Town, Jamaica. Avocados have been grown in Jamaica and cassava has been planted and harvested in Sierra Leone. Wells hve been dig in several West African villages.
Through our efforts, thousands of children and youth attend our schools each year. Children and families are helped in our clinics. People have clean water to drink. Teaches are being trained. People are less hungry. Children and adults are being baptized in our churches.
Along the way, persons are better understanding their own culture after being immersed in another. Generations are being helped. Partners have built foundations and look forward to working together in the future.