After returning from India on July 1st, my stay in India this time was exhausting but rewarding. The need continues to grow for housing for the children as well as supporting funds to fully equip the need of clothing, school, transportation and food. CLICK HERE to see some footage from our first trip.
We have now grown to over 1600 children and over 90 widows, staying in different homes. It is our vision to provide a place where all the children and adults can reside together. The school is up and going with over 400 students and only 5 teachers. Please pray for the property God has given us a vision for.
We took a team of 6 this time along with a film crew to document the child slavery that takes place in India which is truly heartbreaking. Our vision is to show this injustice in speaking engagements. The entire thought of child slavery left me feeling lost and burdened by such a large task however the owner of the mines has set already over 400 children free as we provide housing for them. We need prayers and support for this.
Once we have a bigger facility and room for more team members, our plans are to open a missions school for others to capture the same experience in loving on the children giving them hope for their future and future generations.
UPDATE ON THE HOMES IN INDIA 2015: We are so blessed to have another organization come in and fund our homes in South India. They have blessed the area and continue to work with the children. We now can concentrate on helping other unfortunate children around the world. Thank you for all who gave to this project.
UPDATE 2017: We now have in place projects to choose from in which you can be a part. Please CLICK HERE.
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Sponsor a child through Mercy29 ministry and break the cycle of generational poverty. For $1 a day, your child will hear the gospel and receive educational opportunities, health care, life skill training, proper housing and supplemental nutrition.
In the fall of 2008, my sons, Lyle and Bryson went to Africa for three months. While staying in Mozambique Lyle’s heart was changed forever. He felt compassion and love for the children there, not only for the compound he was staying in but of a small community called Noviane. He there, met a his first daughter Ziana. As he felt compelled to oversee the other children there, he also was overwhelmed to take care of the widows. Mercy 29 was born within a few short weeks from returning to the US.
Lyle returned this summer for three months on staff for Iris Ministries there in Mozambique. They have updated the compound, added a new gate and a new roof. Our houses are excellent compared to the others in the village. We thank all of our supporters and are making plans in summer of 2010 to visit with a host of families who wish to go and meet their children they sponsor.
“For when the ear heard, it called me blessed,
And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help,
And the orphan who had no helper.
The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me,
And I made the widow’s heart sing for joy.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
My justice was like a robe and a turban.
I was eyes to the blind
And feet to the lame.
I was a father to the needy,
And I investigated the case which I did not know.
I broke the jaws of the wicked
And snatched the prey from his teeth.”
Just like Job, we can stand for justice and mercy. This charge can no longer become so easily overlooked and meaningless. People are not just statistics and no one deserves a lonely suffering. Another world is possible. Mercy29 is for those who do not only believe, but will stand and take action against the silent genocide of the Earth’s invisible people.
In the world today, there an estimated 2.1 billion children “at risk”. The destruction of children is so relentless it claims the lives of more than 30,000 a day, most due to preventable diseases. Poverty, child labor, slavery, homelessness, sexual exploitation, aids, and war all contribute to this everyday catastrophe affecting billions. Can this continue on our watch?
Who We Are:
Mercy29 Ministries is a (501)(c3) anti-profit organization. We are reasonably employed by Jesus to “investigate the case of those we do not know” giving hope along with a future (Jer. 29).
What We Do:
We fight to “deliver the poor” by sponsoring orphans and helping widows. In the future we will build homes and schools for children; clinics, centers, and farms developing sustainable communities in financially impoverished nations.
Where We Serve:
In March 2009, Mercy29 partnered with Iris Ministries, becoming responsible for the Noviane Widow’s Project in Pemba, Mozambique. Settled just alongside Iris headquarters, our home in Noviane includes 16 children, and 6 widows. Future plans include more homes for children in Mozambique; centers in Brazil, Portugal, South Korea, and Japan.
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Help Mercy29: Deliver the Poor & Bring Joy to Widows.
Mercy29 is: The eyes of the blind, the feet of the lame, & the Father of the needy
- Bring Awareness: Think Globally.
- Build Relationships: Family, Unity, & Covenant, without a price tag. Where the rich meet the “real” poor.
- Change Lives: Feed Children, Provide Education, Give Hope for the Future.
BRACELETS – If you bought a bracelet, remember every time you wear it, be sure to pray for the children of poverty.
More than any other time in history, children suffer. Every single day they are forced to pay a careless debt of sin, that adults before them have left behind. Right now, this very moment, there are around 647 million children worldwide living in absolute poverty.
- An estimated 10 million children have been forced into the sex industry.
- About 500 million children live with debilitating hunger.
- 134 million children have no access to any school whatsoever.
- 15 million children are orphaned as a result of AIDS.
- 246 million children work, with 171 million engaged in the worst forms of child labor.
- 265 million children have not been immunized against any disease.
- Over one third of children have to live in dwellings with more than five people per room.
- Over half a billion children have no toilet facilities whatsoever.
- Almost half a billion children lack access to published information of any kind.
- 376 million children have more than a 15-minute walk to water and or are using unsafe water sources.
- 300,000 young people are exploited as child soldiers.
Change the world? Or change the channel? Your move.
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