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What has MOP Done Lately?

If you’re a new visitor to TS2012!, then welcome!  You might not “get it”, yet, so let me break it down for you. 🙂

I have set a goal to lose 100 lbs by this Christmas.  I want to convert the fat I lose into funding for the poor, for those who know no excess.  To do that, I request donations from anyone looking to give.

The organization your donations will go to is called Missionaries of the Poor, abbreviated MOP.  The MOP is headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica but spans some of the poorest communities across the globe.

So far, since January 4, I have lost 54 lbs, and supporters have pledged over $3,000 toward a Christmas donation to MOP.

What has MOP Done Lately?
Here are ten things the MOP has achieved over the past 18 months:

  1. Broke ground for a mission for the poorest in Manila, Philippines.
  2. Broke ground for a building for the homeless and destitute in Cebu in the Philippines.
  3. Purchased land in Indonesia for a monastery and an apostolate for children.
  4. Opened new home for refugee and orphaned children and another home for HIV children in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
  5. Broke ground on a new Juniorate formation house in Kampala, Uganda.
  6. Built and opened a home for 300 homeless children in Busega, Uganda.
  7. Opened Holy Innocents center for babies and pregnant mothers as an alternative to abortion in Kingston, Jamaica
  8. Opened a monastery for Senior Brothers, a volunteer house, and a soup kitchen in Kingston, Jamaica.
  9. Blessed a community hall for Hispanics and poor Americans in Monroe, North Carolina.
  10. Performed fund-raising concerts in the Philippines, Germany, England, USA, and Jamaica.

Here is a recent interview with MOP founder Fr. Richard Ho Lung and several helpers that was broadcast on EWTN.  The interview starts at 9:00 mark and lasts about 45 minutes  It is a good, informative interview, though, so if you’re interested in watching it, you’ll need to block out some time.

If you’d like to add your support to Tip the Scales 2012!, please email me your pledge today at tipthescales2012@gmail.com!


2 comments on “What has MOP Done Lately?

  1. Pingback: Only 2 Months Left to “Tip the Scales” for Missionaries of the Poor! | Tip the Scales 2012!

  2. Pingback: Giving Thanks in 2012 | Tip the Scales 2012!

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