Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Science with a Mission

It has been awhile since I posted about Science with a Mission. SMI, for short, is a non-profit organization founded by Alynne MacLean.

In developing countries, many people never see the inside of a hospital or clinic. As a result, people often die from preventable diseases due to not being diagnosed. Currently, the majority of tests to diagnosis diseases require expensive equipment, electricity, trained technicians, etc. all of which are often unavailable in many parts of developing countries. SMI's tests do not require electricity or expensive equipment so they can be used in remote areas. They can also be used in mass screenings.

Alynne is one of many Christians who live out their faith. She has a Doctorate in Chemistry and in the year 2000 quit her job as a chemist at Biogen, Inc. to start Science with a Mission. The local lore (which I believe) has Alynne living on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches until she was able to take a small salary to cover her expenses. I could go on about her many accomplishments but you can read some at her web site at

And my personal favorite entitled "Be A Pencil". You can read it here

Anyhow, as a means of helping Alynne and Science with a Mission, I have designed a bracelet that I sell for a $25 donation. (50% goes to SMI) See picture above

You can purchase the bracelet on my web site

Suggestion: they make great Christmas gifts. (Win - Win)



  1. What an amazing story of how God works through His people. My new goal in life after reading the story is to be a pencil!

    It is a struggle not to forget what God lays on your heart when you are confronted with the needs of people that you could help if you were in the U.S. May we never forget the blessings we have here, and may we find ways to share those blessings with others as Alynne has.

  2. Wow, I love this bracelet-especially the small cross. What a wonderful thing you're doing by helping SMI. I am going to check her website now!


  3. Thanks Gayle and Leslie. Anything I can do to help "spread the word" about SMI and Alynne!
    Everyone who purchases the bracelets that I have contact with, always comment on how many compliments they get about the bracelet. Each time it is a chance to spread the word again.