ABOUT ON HIS PATH
What is On His Path?
On His Path is a private, nonprofit foundation committed to promoting the treatment of clubfoot in developing countries through the non-surgical Ponseti method. In addition to the clubfoot initiative, On His Path is dedicated to the support of widows and orphans, alleviating a variety of pediatric and adult conditions and deformities, promoting clean water and nutrition programs, and glorifying Jesus Christ through sharing the gospel and answering the call to serve.
Who Founded On His Path?
Founded in 2009 by John and Jean Mitchell, On His Path sprang out of the abundance of God’s blessings from the success of MD Orthopaedics, Inc. who manufactures the Ponseti Brace and Bar System (created by John Mitchell & Dr. Ignacio Ponseti) that effectively treats children with clubfeet.
What is the purpose of OHP?
Simply put, On His Path’s Mission is: Glorifying Jesus by coming alongside those in need, and offering hope for a broken world.
We want to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and around the world, and help thousands of people along the way to have a better life.
Many people are deprived of the basic necessities in life like food, clean drinking water, shelter, education, and medical attention. We want to change that in a big way, and we support non-profit organizations that offer this kind of help to those in need and most importantly that they share the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people they help.
Why is Jesus Christ so important to On His Path?
We at On His Pathrecognize Jesus as the promised Messiah (Savior), humble Lord (Master) and eternal King (Ruler) and we seek to glorify Him and find those who join us ‘on His path’ because of who he is.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:18-20
How do I start to learn about Jesus Christ?
A learner of Jesus is referred to as a disciple or follower. It starts with searching for Him in prayer (talking with God), in his word (the bible) and following all his directives (commands). He must be first and foremost, above self and all others, all things and all desires (gulp).
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I a m gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28
How do you sign up for Jesus? I mean like how do I start?
Simple. In a simple prayer own up to your ‘sin’ (ungodly thoughts, speech and behavior), ask for forgiveness, and begin to believe in Jesus which basically is a vow to trust and obey. Then plan to live and love like Jesus. Done. In that moment, you have been reborn and considered a child of God.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” Romans 10:9
Why should I pray?
It’s our spiritual way to directly talk with God through the name of Jesus because of His sacrificial death on the cross (that allows direct access to God).
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22
How should I pray?
Start in a quiet place, by yourself, and honestly share your heart, especially as you pray for others. Prayer is not about God meeting our expectations and wish list but about how he will reveal himself to you. often later than sooner but always to those with pure and humble hearts.
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6.
Why should I read the Bible?
It is the source of absolute truth and the best descriptive of the nature and character of God. No other text in the history of mankind has been so historically accurate, so spiritually challenging, so morally uplifting and so eternally profound. Dare ya to read it!
“The word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Where and how do I start to read the Bible?
Start to find out about Jesus through the “gospels” which are the first four books of the New Testament. Maybe start with an easier reading text like the NIV, ESV or NLT versions and especially if they are the ‘study bible versions’ that help clarify historical, cultural and interpretative issues.
How can I support OHP?
Your donation of any amount will help further our cause, and will change people’s lives! You can make an online donation right now, either as a one time gift, or make a monthly donation to provide ongoing support for those in need.
Are my donations tax-deductible?
Yes! On His Path is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is 100% tax deductible. What’s more, 100% percent of every dollar that comes into On His Path goes directly toward the delivery of charitable care throughout our network of ministries and program providers, as directed by our donors.
How can 100% of my donation go directly to people in need? Don’t you have administrative costs?
On His Path is run by volunteers and consultants, all of whom donate their time and resources to further the cause of On His Path. Many of the members are on the staff of MD Orthopaedics, the company that makes clubfoot braces for children all around the world.
The On His Path board all shares a common vision of glorifying Jesus by coming alongside those in need. Also, when you donate by credit card or Paypal, the On His Path Foundation cover the credit card processing fees, so if you make a $100 donation, exactly $100 is going directly to the area you select.
Who does On His Path support?
We support numerous individuals and organizations that help those in need and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s a list of Who We Support.
How do I sponsor a child with clubfoot?
The Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Treatment is very effective and provides a lifelong solution to a child’s deformity, unfortunately there are many parents of clubfoot babies who cannot afford to pay for the casting, braces, and medical support. Now you can support a child’s clubfoot journey and in doing so, you will change their life!
It’s called the Ponseti® Kids initiative, and in our initial phase, we are partnering with seven public hospitals in El Salvador to provide clubfoot treatment equipment and medical care at no cost to the patient.
Your sponsorship of $30/month will cover the cost of treatment, including all serial casting supplies, tenotomy (if required), and abduction braces to maintain the clubfoot correction for one child. The monthly sponsorship will cover:
Your donation will provide all of the materials needed for the casting process (including padding and plaster) and clubfoot braces until treatment is complete. Typically, a child will need new boots every 4-6 months and a new bar every 12-18 months until the age of four.
- Educational Materials
Educational materials will be provided for parents, families, and training for medical staff so that they can fully understand clubfoot and the Ponseti treatment method.
Our counselors encourage parents to adhere to the full casting and bracing process until the child has completed the treatment, and they also share the Good News of Jesus with each family.
Please email Jean Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
How do I sponsor a pastor?
There are many Christian pastors that are spreading the Word of Jesus Christ all around the world who could use your support. Many of them barely have enough money to eat or have shelter, but they still go about sharing the Gospel because the Lord has guided them to help those in need.
If you sponsor an individual pastor you are providing them with the help they need to continue their work. You can make a monthly donation, by selecting “Sponsor A Pastor” on the Donation page. Pastor sponsorship is $50/month. Please add in your comments if there is a specific pastor you would like to sponsor. You can also email Jean Mitchell at email@example.com for further information.
How do I get in touch with On His Path?
On His Path
604 North Parkway Street
Wayland, IA 52654
Main Contact: Jean Mitchell, Co-Founder of On His Path – firstname.lastname@example.org