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Join with MercyWorks in “adopting” a Houston family!

A few days after the worst of Hurricane Harvey, MercyWorks learned of a poor neighborhood in northeast Houston where approximately 800 homes were flooded and no one had received help.  The area is called Lakewood. Along with several ministry partners, MercyWorks is seeking individuals, families, businesses, ministries, churches, etc. to “adopt” one of these 800 homes along with that family who resides in that home, to see their homes and hearts restored. What exactly does it mean to “adopt” one of these homes?  And what is involved in choosing one (or more) or these 800 homes to “adopt”? Here’s...

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MercyWorks Responds to Hurricane Harvey

Like you, I am horrified by the natural disaster unfolding before our eyes.  From Hurricane Harvey to tornadoes to the devastating floods in Houston, we are witnessing tremendous anguish and suffering. MercyWorks exists to reach out to people afflicted by war, famine, extreme poverty and natural disaster.  We often reach out to people halfway around the world.  Now, we have opportunity to minister in our own backyard. This morning our staff met for prayer for those impacted by Harvey, a storm the head of FEMA describes as a “landmark event that the United States has not seen yet.”  The...

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It’s Amazing What $100 Can Do!

  In this video MercyWorks founder Debbie Lascelles shares about their life-changing poverty alleviation programs. With as little as $100, MercyWorks is helping at risk women and families progress towards self sufficiency and climb their way out of extreme...

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Relief Work

When it comes to helping people in the aftermath of natural disasters, a guiding principle for MercyWorks has always been to never do for others what they can and should do for themselves.  Treating people with kindness, compassion and dignity are among our core values.  Instead of doing work such as rebuilding a home for someone, we empower them to rebuild their home.  We enlist help from communities when we are helping to feed people in a crisis situation or providing medical care.  Our goal is to come alongside and partner with people rather than doing things for people. ...

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Refugees

Since the Syrian war broke out in 2011, hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions have been displaced – either within Syria or in nearby nations.  Many have risked their lives traveling the refugee highway trying to obtain a better life for their families.  MercyWorks has come alongside refugees in the Middles East as well as various places in Europe to help in practical ways and to share the love of God with them. MercyWorks brings help, hope and healing to people afflicted by war, famine, extreme poverty and natural disasters.  In our work among refugees, there is...

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