"By the end of the trip we were always grateful to have played a part in such a cause as restoring sight.
It was the combination of the medical and the wonderful hospitality of the people that made me realize that I would return again and again."
The people involved with HIOTWM are all volunteers. They currently pay all their traveling expenses in addition to volunteering their time. These expenses include airfare, hotels, meals, transportation and essential surgical supplies for the missions.
Upcoming Missions, Projects, & Events
March 2013 Mission to Ghana
November 2012 Medical Mission
March 2012 Gospel Mission to Ghana
Marfo Childrens Home
Tokurano Clinic Evaluation
Lipke Abrani ( Phase Two Research)
Revival (Tema Joint Church/Youth/Young Adult)
2011 Medical Mission
July 30th, - August 14th 2011. Volunteers will travel to Ghana to donate their time and skills in Ophthalmology. Students will volunteer their time at the SOS Orphanage Tema and the Marfo Orphanage.
Wellborn Travel Log
Ghana Benefit Dinner
Saturday November 5th, 2011 * St John Baptist Church - Palo Alto * Traditional West African Food & Entertainment * Event to benefit HIOTWM Missions/Projects
Likpe-Abrani Water Project
Likpe-Abrani, a small town with a current population of 4,000 is about 35 km from Hohoe, the District capital. The community has 4 boreholes serving 4000 people. However, as per Ghana standards, one borehole serves 300 people. Hence the 4 boreholes only serve 1200 people, leaving a deficite of 2800 people.
Some assistance has been provided to Tokuroano villagers to produce batik (tie-dyed) fabrics on a small scale as a cottage industry. This support will be increased as funds become available.
Land has been given by the Tokuroano village chiefs for a vocational center. Once this center is established, skills such as dressmaking and carpentry will be developed to provide villagers with income and the capability of self-reliance.