and Millie McIlvaine currently work full time in the health care
professions of Radiology and Cardiology as Technologists. Their
careers span 30 years of dedication to their vocation. In 1996,
the couple began taking short term medical missionary trips.
They traveled separately as well as together from pathetic run
state orphanages in Ukraine to isolated hurricane ravaged
villages in Honduras. Their experiences were life changing and
the couple quickly realized the desperate need for long term,
ongoing relief to impoverished areas of the world.
" Millie and I observed that during the time our team
was living and working in the cities and villages, there was a
short-term increase in prosperity. We paid the nationals to
translate, gave them medical and dental attention, and left the
majority of our belongings and finances to them upon our
departure. We knew however, that those supplies would quickly
run out and their life would return to the previous level of
From their desire to help and obedience to what they
believed God had called them to do, Life House Ministries was
formed. Making local contacts in churches and the medical
community, Jim and Millie began to establish a networking
process with Pastors and Physicians both locally and abroad.
Once in place, the couple began to collect, pack, and ship
medical and humanitarian aid to the designated country.
Life House Ministries is a 501(c)(3) Christian charity
registered with the Internal Revenue Service and incorporated in
the State of Florida.
"Jim and I had an intense
desire to help, which God answered when He called us into this
work. As soon as we told God we would obey His will, He
providing everything we needed to get started, and is still
providing as this ministry grows. "
Jim and Millie have formed two
partnerships in Ukraine. The first partnership is with "The Father's Home Church" in Kiev, Ukraine and Pastor Valentina Schevchenko. The church, under her direction, has
used the supplies to meet the needs of its members and is now
reaching out into the community through " mission
A local nursing home and the Social Services
Department in the Moscow region of Kiev are being helped with
medical supplies, uniforms, winter clothing and shoes.
The second partnership is with a
medical charity in Kiev, Ukraine called " The Road to
Life." This charity operates under the medical direction
of Dr. Slava Velychko, who is a trauma surgeon at the Regional
Trauma Hospital in Kiev. Dr. Velychko receives the shipment of
medicine and medical supplies and oversees the distribution.
The charity is set up to help the indigent population with
emergency medical support. All medicine and medical supplies
are freely given to those who would otherwise go without
medical intervention due to lack of funds.
Life House Ministries has also formed
a partnership with two local medical missionaries, Barry and
Dottie LaLonde, to the Dominican Republic. Life House
Ministries donates medical supplies to fill their container,
which is then shipped to an impoverished, wound care clinic in
the Dominican Republic. Pastor Pablo Santana pastors the
" Iglesia Pentecostal Christiana " Church in
Montecristi. Dr. Arturo Aquino is one of the medical directors
at the Padre Fantino Hospital, and together they oversee the
distribution of medical supplies to the poor and needy.
" The vision that God has given us
reaches beyond the countries of Ukraine and the Dominican
Republic into 6 other nations, Haiti, Philippians, Brazil,
China, England and Sweden.
Jesus came to preach the Gospel
of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and the afflicted. He
came to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim
liberty to the captives, and to open the eyes of the blind. He
also came to grant joy to those who cry, to give them beauty
for ashes, laughter for tears, praise instead of depression,
and to put them in right standing with God, planted in
righteousness, that He might be glorified."
Jim and Millie are internationally forming partnerships