Hope your summer is going well. We are in need of goats and doctors as you can tell. Please be in prayer about the following …
Gideon is our MercyWorks contact in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and manages the animal bank project. MercyWorks has been purchasing goats there for three years at $65 each. The goats are loaned to poor families in a community development initiative to help alleviate extreme poverty. And it’s working.
As you read the following story from Gideon, it is because of your generous giving that stories like this become a reality.
“Wisdom doesn’t know his father. His mother went to Botswana to look for greener pastures, left him in the custody of his grannies since Zimbabwe was going through political and economic turmoil. Wisdom’s grandparents did not have a source of income. They were already looking after five grandchildren of another daughter, who had died of an AIDS related illness in 2005. We assisted this family by providing livestock training with the aim of loaning them some goats. All of the children now receive fresh milk each day before they go to school. This family was loaned four goats in April 2011 and all these goats have kids now. The children are learning about and gaining skills in taking care of the livestock and also have the opportunity to own livestock.
We are so grateful to MercyWorks for supporting us in rescuing children and families from the pit of poverty and malnutrition. Children like Wisdom are already experiencing the goodness of owning a herd of a goat. THANK YOU.”
We have some great news! MercyWorks has a donor who will provide matching funds up to $1,000 to purchase additional goats. This means for every $65 given, two goats will now be given instead of one!
The most immediate need is for another Doctor, Physicians Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner to join the team. Tamazunchale is a traditional Mexican town, which has not been endangered by the drug cartels, or seen the violence experienced in some border towns and tourist areas. We have been assured by our contacts that violence is nowhere near the areas where we will be ministering.
If you or someone you know can assist and travel to Mexico for one or more weeks please let MercyWorks know at CLICK HERE.
Thank you for your generosity, as we partner together to bring Christ to the nations!