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A Flourishing YearDecember 28, 2017— 2017: A flourishing year full of new activities and developments! Read more

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Welcome to Mercy Touch

One child at a time …

Mercy Touch Mission International is a Christian organization working in partnership with churches, other Christian organizations, and individuals, to provide spiritual and physical help to the needy. The organization recruits, trains, and sends missionaries and volunteers into areas of need for the purpose of promoting the Gospel of the Lord Jesus worldwide.

Rising to the Challenge of HIV/AIDS and Orphans in Zambia

Zambia, in southern Africa, is one of several countries that has been devastated by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and other diseases. Estimates show that the country has nearly one million orphans and street children. As a result, many children without parents or family have been left to fend for themselves. Wide-spread poverty and weakened social conditions further hinder any significant progress that existing family networks in Zambia can make in caring for orphans and vulnerable children.

The name "Mercy Touch Mission" speaks to touching the needy and vulnerable with mercy. Our purpose is to touch families in need and impact their community, one child at a time. By appropriate strategies and care, we hope to lessen the suffering that children experience as they deal with loss of parents or extended family members.

Basic education, family counseling, children's homes, a feeding program, micro-loans for business start-ups, a sustainable farm for food-production, and home-based sponsorship, are some of the means through which Mercy Touch improves the lives of orphans and families at risk.

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A Flourishing Year

December 2017

Off to school

Congrats, Martha!

Reaching Out & Giving Back

In 2017 we focused a lot on community outreach. Our community outreach team goes out into poor communities at least twice a month to provide counselling, distribute donations, and show their support to vulnerable children and families. This program has proved to be very beneficial to those in need. We also encourage the children in our homes to be involved in order to understand the importance of giving back to those that are less fortunate. Additionally, it is through some of these outreach visits that we identify children in critical need of intervention and support.

Highlight!

One of the most exciting highlights of 2017 was the intake of three new boys: Patrick, Marvin and Francis. These three boys joined the family in November 2017 and have since been transitioning well. We are very glad to have them with us!

New Developments

On top of developing our Mercy Touch Business Enterprises, we are in the process of establishing the "Sandra Butters Taizya Christian Academy". This development is still in its early stages and we will keep you updated on further developments!

Congrats To Our Graduates

Each year-end marks the end of the high school journey for some of our children. We would like to highlight specifically the graduation of Martha who has been a part of our Mercy Touch Girl Project since it was launched. Martha completed school with outstanding results and has the goal of becoming a Medical Doctor. She has overcome many challenges over the years and is therefore very proud of her significant accomplishment. Martha always expresses her deep gratitude for the encouragement and support that Mercy Touch has given her. She could not have done it if it weren’t for the help of our Mercy Touch donors and supporters. Thank you on behalf of Martha!

Christmas At Mercy Touch

Christmas is so much fun at Mercy Touch. We have family time, fellowship, dancing, and also give back to other communities or organizations that could use the extra support during the season. During the feeding program we throw a party for the community children and their caregivers so they can enjoy Christmas too!

Thank You & Happy New Year!

In following our newsletters and updates, you can see that 2017 has been a year full of activities and new developments. We are grateful for all your support and encouragement. As usual, we request that you join us in praying for all the hardworking staff and volunteers that make this ministry possible. Please pray for continued support and wisdom as we expand our ministry. From all of us at Mercy Touch, we wish you a Prosperous New Year!

Mercy Touch

Community Outreach

Community children receiving donated toys from Mercy Touch

Christmas fun!