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WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

"As a representative of a Non-Governmental Organization for 18 years overseeing humanitarian aid, I am impressed with the impact that Mercy Partners has made among the people we attempt to serve. Organizations have delays in dispersing care, however, this Christian charity has empowered national teams to care for the people within their own village which provides a direct transmission from the church to the people who need assistance. Simply, they have not fostered dependency that is so prevalent in the country. They are an example that many organizations should follow..."

— David B.

"Caring for each soul until
God's grace is known by all."

WHAT WE DO

MERCYPARTNERS connects resources with Gospel opportunities, so God’s people can meet the needs of humanity in a practical way.

IMMEDIATE CARE

Those that fall under the level of human existence need immediate care to Survive.

SUSTAINABLE AID

Those that exceed the level of survival require sustainable resources that will help them Strive.

DISCIPLE TRAINING

 Those that strive, need instruction, and education to help others in their community. When we help others we Thrive.

EDUCATION

Those that thrive in conflict need encouragement to remain where they are rather than seeking outward mobility to western culture.

Bridging Method

THE IMPACT

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    Churches Leaders
Training Disciples to make Disciples. Making God's grace evident through partnering with natives. Where we create change, they bring authenticity.
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   Churches
       top a collective number of 900 
      disciples with additional 
     followers. A direct response to MERCY PARTNERS' evangelistic outreach has resulted in 335 souls baptized in Christ, who have produced more disciples.

   4,401

    Medical         
    Treatments
        Treatments range from skull   
       reconstruction, removal of    
       parasites, Cholera mitigation,
   Malaria & Typhoid treatment and basic first aid (as shown). In addition, we provide first-response.
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Deep Water Wells

265' feet deep, 8” inch bore that pierces the burning soil of Sudan. We utilize native drill teams who assemble evangelistic outreaches and community training to care for their well.

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                      7,000

Directly Fed Annually

Famine relief is organized and

distributed through the local church. This gives God the glory for the provision. Our annual famine relief cares for thousands during crises.

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1,000+

  Personal Hygiene 
  Kits given yearly
  We address the practical need for medicine by the gift of the P.H.K., which is one of the top needs for people struggling to obtain reliable sources of food, water, and shelter and the first line of defense against the spread of illness.
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Baptized Disciples

Where we provide change, native evangelists bring authenticity. Having partnered with natives and near-culture evangelists, we have seen over 400 unreached respond to the Gospel since 2010, taking on the likeness of Christ at baptism.

OUR MISSION

   Empowerment through resources and teaching brings equality. To make it happen, MERCY PARTNERS has established a safe network of churches. Major outreaches can be found in villages where post and beam structures serve as a distribution point for humanitarian aid and medicine, as well as a place of worship. The churches have grown to provide education for displaced children. MERCY PARTNERS organizes native outreaches to eradicate parasite infestation and mitigates CHOLERA outbreaks during intervals of crisis. MERCY PARTNERS train evangelists who have a heart towards the depravity of their own people to serve in the capacity of distributing aid and lead in education. Safe water, food, nutrition, and health care keep us alive.

September 10, 2010.

Photo by Tom Kilian (Mercy Partners)

Our earnest prayers resulted in providing a hand up to people of conflict areas in a dignified manner so that they can eventually become self-sufficient. When assessing the condition of a particular people group, we have developed a scale to reflect three levels of human existence and have created programs to address each level so that Christ may be glorified. Our assessed group falls into three categories. Survival, Striving for Thriving.  Those that are under the Survival level need immediate care, those that are Striving, require sustainable resources that will help them to maintain, and those that Thrive, need instruction and education to help those in their communities that are barely Surviving. Those that thrive in such a hostile culture need encouragement to remain where they are rather than seeking outward mobility to western culture. This not only confronts the “Brain drain” effect prevalent among undeveloped and rogue nations but extends dignity to the nation by preserving the most brilliant of their peoples to remain in the country rather than being siphoned off by developed nations.

OUR BRIDGING METHOD

    As a non-profit charity, we raise charitable donations that allow us to provide aid in conflict zones and create service programs that foster immediate care, sustainable aid, and discipleship training of native evangelists to care for their local people. We are able to provide help, hope, and love to humanity in conflict because we enable native evangelists to provide mercy in a practical manner. We are committed to the opportunities we have to make God's grace evident by bridging the gap with native evangelists as an equal partner. Traditional mission strategies advocate four stages of development: pioneer, paternal, partner, and participation. During colonialism these strategies had worked; however, our globally engaged world of today offers better opportunities for an alternative approach. We call this approach Bridging Cultures for Christ.

PRACTICAL MERCY

                not Paternal Stage

It is important that mercy passes

directly from the native church to

the recipient so Christ will be  glorified. Good News is good when

it is exemplified by practical mercy. When a follower receives mercy in a practical way, it will provide a hand up in their life. We partnered with the native church to provide resources where they had the opportunity.

IMMIGRANT STATUS

                 not Pioneer Stage

We encourage assimilation by

becoming vulnerable to the people  we are called to work with. The thought of becoming an immigrant is the proper mindset to build a bridge to reach others. It allows the Gospel to be understood and lived within the culture. By taking on the form of a student of culture we gain a license to show mercy.

Partners from the Start

                     no  Partner Stage

       We believe that partnership looks

        like treating the indigenous

        leaders as equal right from the 

      start. The partnership is at the

   root of mercy and growth stems    

from mercy; mercy that is shown through equal partnerships. If we start as partners we will not emulate a parent-child relationship. How we approach our relationships can liberate us to take on the role of a servant.

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TRUE PARTNERSHIP

                no   Participatory Stage

          We believe that where we can

          create change, the native

         evangelist can provide  

        authenticity. The far-off  

     missionary is needed since we are responsible for meeting "Gospel opportunity" with an abundance of resources that God allows us to access and manage. We do not wait to be invited to participate but operate as an interdependent, multicultural church family.

HOW TO HELP

Help Those To

Survive

Giving your time and resources helps others to survive. Your investment multiplies kingdom impact by bridging cultures.

Help Those To

Strive

Remember when you were on your own? You may have discovered that the smallest resources can make a difference. Sustaining resources provide a hand-up so others may strive.

Help Those To

Thrive

After being able to sustain ourselves the next significant step in the human experience is to "pay it forward" and help others to go from surviving to striving. Publications and training help to accomplish this goal.

Donate
 
Directly

Charitable giving not only changes the situation of those in conflict zones but changes our heart's condition, connecting our prayer life to those in need.

Meet The Team

Program Manager & Chaplain

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Tom Kilian

Executive Director

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Sandie Kilian

Administrative Assistant

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Gene Woolard

Director

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Thomas Kilian III

Program Manager & Chaplain

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Warren Grubbs

Director

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Kurtis Kight

Director

Our Collaborative Partners

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Serving the victims of conflict in:

Darfur, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ukraine

Growing the Church through practical means in:

Kenya, Indonesia

Connecting resources with Gospel opportunities in:

Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Dutch West Indies, Haiti, Iceland

MERCYPARTNERS®

MERCY PARTNERS 

Post Drawer 458

Chatham VA

24531

 

+1-910-920-0004

mail@mercy-partners.org

Our Mission

Mercy Partners is a Christian charity providing aid in conflict zones. Making God's grace evident by creating service programs that foster immediate care, sustainable aid, education, and discipleship training of native evangelists to care for their local people as equal partners.

Staff

Executive Director
Tom Kilian

Board of Directors
Kurtis Kight
Warren Grubbs

Gene Woolard

Administrative Assistant
Sandie Kilian

Program Manager & Chaplain

Thomas Kilian III 

 

Advisors
Keith Wood

Compliance

Virginia Charitable Organization ID

#77126

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NC Secretary of State License
#SL007948

Certification #L201300700001
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North Carolina  Trademark
MERCY PARTNERS
Class 41 Education
Registration T-20784
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USA Trademark Office
MERCY PARTNERS
#4,256,430 class 36
Humanitarian Aid
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501(C)(3) NONPROFIT CHARITY
EIN #45-2834265

Statement of Faith

 

The Bible is the all-sufficient guide to becoming a friend of God and maintaining that friendship, both individually and corporately.


• The Death, Burial and Resurrection of God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, created the passage that all mankind can unite with their creator.

 

• It is only when we die to self and submit to being buried with Christ, (Rom 6:4) that we receive salvation and God's indwelling Holy Spirit.


• This burial is physical and spiritual at the same time, the physical immersion of the body led by the submitting of the human will. When we are immersed, we are saved from sin and enter a covenant, an agreement, as we continue to submit to God's Holy Spirit which guides us in all truth. Outside of this death, there is no entry or identity in Christ Jesus. 

MERCYPARTNERS® A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CHARITY.

 © 2011-2023 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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