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MercyWorks to Bring Help and Hope to the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas, made landfall as a Category 5 storm on Tuesday, devastating the island over the course of two days.  Roads are flooded out and the flood waters have risen up to the second floor of many buildings. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has called Dorian “a historic tragedy with unprecedented and extensive devastation.” The hurricane battered individual homes as well as hospitals and businesses on Grand Bahama and Abaco islands.  At their highest point, the islands are no more than 40 feet above sea level.  Even the Grand Bahama airport...

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Have Passport? MercyWorks Needs You!

MercyWorks has opportunities right now for medical professionals and others to serve the people of Central America and Africa.  Are you ready to go? From July 7-17th MercyWorks will be ministering in and around the mountains of Guatemala, including Tisipe and Coban.  A major focus will be in providing primary health care clinics in under served remote areas. Then from August 4-11th, a MercyWorks medical team will be in Zambia, working among school kids and their families from an impoverished area.  The team will also concentrate on poverty alleviation by reaching out to young widows who have initiated small...

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It Was Hot

It was hot, sandy, desolate yet chaotic—and did I mention sandy? The country I travelled to is like no other I’ve been to. It occupies a vast swathe of the Sahara Desert, with mile upon mile of sandy desolation trying to reclaim the few real roads there are. Where is it? Well, imagine the middle of nowhere. Then keep going. The capital city is a sprawling mish-mash of concrete houses, apartment blocks, businesses, and street vendors spread out along dusty roads, most of which look the same to the foreigner’s eye. The majority of this country’s people live in the chaos of the city, a place full of crazy drivers who ignore red lights, and with a population that thinks any open ground is a suitable place to dump their garbage—and worse. Goats freely roam the neighborhoods looking for scraps, and donkeys daily haul water and other goods by cart all over the city. The harshness with which these gentle animals are treated is really just an outward sign of the deeply entrenched worldview in a country crippled by grinding poverty and hopelessness: it is all simply understood as “Allah’s will.” Our MercyWorks medical team partnered with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which facilitates getting humanitarian aid to the poorest of the poor through medical clinics, working in the prison system, and setting up small business cooperatives enabling women to...

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Urgent Need for Mozambique Orphans

I am sharing an urgent prayer request and need with you for the people in Mozambique. Just a few days ago, a powerful cyclone destroyed a YWAM orphanage as well as two YWAM bases. All the buildings are gone. Even though these orphans and staff are in shock, we are thankful they are alive! They are now a part of the estimated 400,000 population in Mozambique who are now homeless. This nation was already struggling and now feels choked. Panic is setting in and the people of Beira are growing anxious.  They have heard that help is on the...

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MercyWorks Helping Those Close to Home

We are mindful in Thanksgiving season of both our blessings as well as the challenges that others here in our own country are confronted with.  Like you, we are praying for the people in the aftermath of shootings, fires and natural disasters. While the media has been focused on elections and so forth, people here in our own nation are very much in need this Thanksgiving. I want to show you a little taste of what things are like in Panama City Beach where we have teams working to bring restoration, healing and hope. You can watch a video just over...

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