Who's Who

Bernard Mukwavi

President

Mercy Touch Mission Canada

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Contact:

Email: info@mercytouch.net

Bernard Mukwavi and his wife Anne founded Mercy Touch Mission International in 2001. They are currently serving in full time ministry and work in Canada. Anne and Bernard were born and raised in Zambia. With their family they left Zambia, worked in Holland, and eventually came to Canada. It was after a visit back to their homeland that Bernard and Anne realized how bad circumstances had become with the onset of HIV/AIDS, disease, and immense poverty. They saw a huge problem with the growing numbers of orphaned and vulnerable children.

Bernard and Anne decided to do something to help these children. They went out and got donations, used what little money they had, rented a house, and took in some orphans. They started with 4 children, and today Mercy Touch has over 30 children sponsored within the homes; and by God's provision the number is increasing. Mercy Touch also sponsors children within the community and runs other programs mentioned on the website as well.

Jean Ponde

Child Care Manager

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Jean is working as the Child Care Manager for Mercy Touch. She oversees that the children’s educational, medical, and other needs are being met. Jean has a wealth of experience in this field as she has worked in a similar position in the past. She is full of new ideas and has fit in great with our team. She loves the vision of Mercy Touch and works hard to ensure that the children are provided with a child-friendly environment.

Sandra Banda

Child Care Assistant

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Sandra Banda works as the Child Care Assistant. She works alongside Jean in this area. Sandra has a heart for vulnerable and orphaned children and youth. She is especially passionate in the area of education and works toward ensuring that the children are learning to the best of their ability, so that they can achieve a high level of education. Sandra has creative ideas and has been a great asset to our team. She has been serving with Mercy Touch for a couple of years.

Daniel Musukwa

Farm Supervisor

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Daniel joined Mercy Touch in 2012. He is working as the farm supervisor. He has a passion for farm work and enjoys cultivating the land. He is very knowledgeable in the area of farming. He is kind and very hard working. Daniel enjoys reading the Bible and other spiritual literatures.

Mary Sichula

Feeding Program Coordinator

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Mary volunteers as the feeding program coordinator for the weekly feeding program. She oversees the community volunteers that work under her and ensures that the program is running smoothly. Mary is a registered nurse by profession and she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to the ministry.

Regina Miti

Housemother

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Meet our longest serving housemother, Regina Miti. Regina joined Mercy Touch in 2001. She joined because she knew she had a calling to look after orphaned and vulnerable children. She is the housemother for the current boys’ home. She is also very involved in running the weekly feeding program for malnourished and underweight babies and toddlers. She connects well with women in the surrounding community. Regina likes singing, knitting, and baking.

Josephine Chimba

Assistant Housemother

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Josephine joined Mercy Touch in 2004. She works as an assistant housemother alongside Regina Miti. Josephine is a very hard worker. She has a heart to help people and does so every day. She is very hospitable and loves to welcome newcomers. Her hobbies are singing and she enjoys working.

Grace Namwila

Housemother

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Grace is serving as the housemother for the Oil of Joy girls' home. Grace has been a great asset to Mercy Touch as it is evident that she really has a mother’s heart. She loves to serve God and is willing to help where she is needed. Grace enjoys worshiping and praying. She is very hospitable and loves to serve and welcome people. Grace has a caring heart and we are confident in her as a housemother.

Lydia Maila

Housemother

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Lydia Maila is one of the housemothers for the new girls’ home. She joined Mercy Touch in early May, 2013 because she has a heart for orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. She heard about the position from an elder in the church and applied. Her hobbies are singing, meeting new people, and spending time with loved ones. Lydia is always welcoming and very hospitable. She has past experience working with children. She most certainly has a mother’s heart and has connected well with the new girls. She often dances and sings with the girls.

Rosemary Phiri

Housemother

Mercy Touch Mission International

Ndola, Zambia

Rosemary joined Mercy Touch as an assistant housemother alongside Lydia Maila in April. She loves children and has a heart to take care of those that are in need. She likes gardening and listening to gospel music. Rosemary is a very hard worker. She loves to cook and take care of the children. She also enjoys singing and dancing with them.

Moses Chiluba

Volunteer Ministry Government Liaison

Moses Chiluba has been serving with Mercy Touch voluntarily for many years now. He has served in different capacities over the years. Moses currently volunteers as the ministry government liaison. Although Mercy Touch is a non-governmental organization, there are still some tasks that require NGO to government interaction. Moses has been very helpful in advising, as well as overseeing and carrying out such tasks so that Mercy Touch can run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Nataizya Mukwavi

Child Sponsorship Coordinator

Mercy Touch Mission International

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Contact:

Email: info@mercytouch.net

Nataizya Mukwavi has had a lot of experience working with Mercy Touch in a variety of areas. Her passion for women and young girls led her to launch our current Girl Project. This project helps us sponsor marginalized young women in the surrounding rural community to go to school. On top of that, Nataizya has served in Mercy Touch by helping at the feeding program, ministering to women and youth, and also with various administration tasks. She has served in different capacities past and present. Currently Nataizya is volunteering as the child sponsorship coordinator for Mercy Touch.

Recent Newsletters

A Flourishing Year—December 28, 2017—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 … Read More

Producing Long-term Results—August 28, 2017—Our pressing prayer is that God will provide us with the right human resources to help keep our ministry expanding as well as operating at a standard that will yield successful outcomes … Read More

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained—April 2, 2017—There are many changes and ventures that we are pursuing this year in Mercy Touch … Read More