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Matthew 25 Ministries' faith works

 

 

 

By Sheila Gray – bio | email

 

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) –

We hear a lot about Matthew 25 Ministries when disaster strikes, like the earthquake in Haiti.  But the faith based ministry cares for the needy world even when the rest of us are not focused on disaster.

Vice President and Disaster Relief Coordinator Tim Mettey says "We're the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. We take that literally.  We're able to show how we believe in what we do and how we care for other people."

Every year Matthew 25 Ministries of Blue Ash makes an impact on the lives of 12,000,000 people around the world by filling basic human needs.

"So far this year have already shipped 50 containers to Haiti. Almost every day, to us, is a disaster for these third world countries we ship with," says President and founder Wendell Mettey.

"We need to help the people that aren't able to help themselves. It's one of the poorest countries in that area."

While Wendell and Tim Mettey reach out to Haiti through Matthew 25, Newport high school teacher Michael Van Hook has lived the mission in country, where daily life is un-imaginable.

He says "the Haitian people are beautiful people, but when a Haitian child wakes up every morning, their mission in life is to find clean food and water, clothes to wear, and not get themsevles killed."

Now add to that a devastating earthquake and thousands of deaths. It's a living nightmare.  The conditions would make some question their faith.

"I don't think God is up there with a magnifying glass looking to spite people. I think these things happen, and it's our job as Christians and people of all different faiths to help these people in need, and I think that's the biggest testament to what you believe in, is by how you help others," says Tim Mettey.

A generous tri-state is stepping up with donations of money and relief supplies.  But when the media spotlight is no longer focused on Haiti, Matthew 25 will still be serving its people.

Says Wendell Mettey, "It's a long haul for us. It's going to be for the entire year." 

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