“You know: my parents never could make me a party but in the project celebrated my birthday. I’m now 9 years old. Thanks God and then you for that.”
– Maria, from the Dominican Republic, in a letter to her sponsor
Medical Mercy is currently in New Delhi, India, for 5 days of clinics in 3 poverty-stricken slums. The team has treated, prayed with, and been blessed by more than 1000 children over the last few days. The weather is extremely hot, temperatures averaging in the 100s, and the team is working long days seeing as many children as possible from the Mission of Mercy projects.
Please continue to pray for the Medical Mercy team as they reach out to these communities and share the love of Jesus. Each child they come into contact with is an opportunity to provide hope, offer prayer, and forever change a life.
Read daily updates from the Medical Mercy blog here… www.medicalmercy.blogspot.com
“I’m writing to thank you for the letter you sent me and to tell you that I’m sorry for what happened to your son. I want you know that I’m praying that God makes a miracle in him.”
– 11-year old Dalkiry from the Dominican Republic, in a letter to her sponsor
With assistance from Stop Hunger Now and James River Assembly in Ozark, Missouri, Mission of Mercy continues to provide basic food stuffs and nutritional support to the poorest families around each of our 14 child development centers.
A team of twelve from one of our partner churches, James River Assembly in Ozark, Missouri, is currently in Haiti to help with a second round of food distribution. These food and water deliveries will relieve the strain on our staff and partner churches who are struggling to feed the earthquake refugees in their care, while also providing urgent nutritional support to Mission of Mercy children from the poorest families.
This is the third trip to Haiti for Dr. Beyda and the medical team since November, 2009, and the second after the earthquake. Leaving on March 20th, the team consists of 12 medical professionals, 8 pastoral counselors, and 3 lay people. They will also bring more than 600 pounds of medical supplies and a number of 5-gallon water containers for refugee families. Working closely with local pastors and interpreters in Port-au-Prince, the medical team will serve in established tent cities.
See your support in action! As Mission of Mercy moves to address the growing food and water crisis in northern Haiti, supporters in the US have rallied to supply relief to Mission of Mercy child development projects and others in greatest need in those communities. See the pictures...
William Shoka, a Facilitator from Matumaini Child Development Center in Kenya, wrote a letter to Mission of Mercy and its supporters thanking them for the food packets that were distributed to the children and their families in the project. Mr. Shoka says the packets arrived just in time...
Praise God! The medical team consisting of 8 medical professionals from Arizona have returned from their 5 day first-responder mission to Port Au Prince, Haiti. Over their stay they cared for over 750 individuals addressing severe cuts, broken bones, dehydration and malnutrition. Thank you to those who have prayed for this team. Your support is felt and appreciated!
Live interview from Haiti with Medical Mercy Director, Dr. David Beyda
Medical Mercy Director, Dr. David Beyda describes the accomplishments from a medical team sent from Arizona to Port Au Prince, Haiti, to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis after the January 12th earthquake.
The people of Haiti need your help now!!
Arrangements have been made for a medical team to arrive on Tuesday, led by Medical Mercy Director, Dr. David Beyda. This team of medical professionals will fly into Port au Prince to assist with the massive humanitarian crisis at hand. We will be working with Mission of Hope Haiti, an organization we have partnered with in the past.
PLEASE DONATE NOW to help us purchase food, water, tents, and specific medical supplies for this team and for general relief work. 100% of your donation will be used for our relief efforts.
With limited communication, Mission of Mercy staff on the ground in Haiti and Dominican Republic have confirmed that all sponsored children and their families are safe. In addition, no projects were damaged and the projects have resumed operation.
Mission of Mercy thanks those who have already given to support the relief efforts. Your contributions are buying tents, food, water and medical supplies for those in Haiti who have been affected.
Mission of Mercy operates 14 projects in the country of Haiti, all located in the north of this small Caribbean nation, approximately 80 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake. We can now say that there has been no damage to the buildings our projects operate out of. Children are safe and the programs are operating on normal schedules.
Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic where Mission of Mercy operates 30 projects. Though they experienced strong tremors, there has been no other impact to our children or project structures in that country.
Communication remains difficult, but we will update information as we hear more from the project leaders. Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.
Mission of Mercy is responding to this disaster. Please join with us by making a donation to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort. Funds will go to purchase tents, food, water, and medical supplies to assist in relief efforts in Port Au Prince.
During the first week of November, a medical team of over 20 people traveled to Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. They examined more than 1000 children and distributed 600 lbs. of medicines. Click on the video below to share in their experience.