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.
Those that fall under the level of human existence need immediate care to Survive.
Those that exceed the level of survival require sustainable resources that will help them Strive.
Those that strive, need instruction, and education to help others in their community. When we help others we Thrive.
Those that thrive in conflict need encouragement to remain where they are rather than seeking outward mobility to western culture.
Training Disciples to make Disciples. Making God's grace evident through partnering with natives. Where we create change, they bring authenticity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is to provide aid in conflict zones, to create service programs that foster immediate care, sustainable aid, disciple training, and education. By partnering with native evangelists they are able to care for their local people. Our mission joins resources with opportunities for God’s people to meet the needs of humanity with practical care. We have developed alternative ways for better results in cross-cultural missions that extend dignity and make God's grace evident.
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.
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.
September 10, 2010.
Photo by Tom Kilian (Mercy Partners)
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.
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.
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.
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
Giving your time and resources helps others to survive. Your investment multiplies kingdom impact by bridging cultures.
Help Those To
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
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.
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.
Post Drawer 458
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.
Board of Directors
Program Manager & Chaplain
Thomas Kilian III
Virginia Charitable Organization ID
NC Secretary of State License
North Carolina Trademark
Class 41 Education
USA Trademark Office
#4,256,430 class 36
US IRS 501 C3 NONPROFIT CHARITY
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.
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Serving the victims of conflict in:
Darfur, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ukraine
Growing the Church through practical means in:
Connecting resources with Gospel opportunities in:
Romania, Netherlands, Dutch West Indies