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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: Show Mercy International’s mission is to MOBILIZE, INSPIRE and EMPOWER individuals all over the world to live life on purpose while reaching out in love. Through short and long term mission opportunities, teams have the opportunity to demonstrate love to the orphaned, abused and abandoned children Show Mercy cares for in Uganda. Show Mercy works on the ground providing direct assistance that helps children, families and communities in Uganda reach their full potential in life!

Results: Thousands have been impacted by the work of Show Mercy. Our medical clinic serves hundreds of people a month, and our outreaches reach many people in over 5 villages. We had over 200 team members come on a SMI Missions Trips last year from 16 different countries!

Target demographics: mobilize, inspire, and empower people to live on purpose while reaching out in love.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 350 orphaned/vulnerable children, 15 elderly, 200+missions team members, thousands of people in our local community.

Geographic areas served: Uganda, Africa

Programs: orphan care, elderly care, village empowerment, leadership training, prison and hospital ministry, Show Mercy medical clinic, clean water wells, and more!

Community Stories

98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Campus Pastor at a Christian University from the states. We send around 100 students on dozens of trips all over the world each year, but I have personally never experienced a missions organization like Show Mercy. The work they are doing in Uganda is transforming the communities here, meeting the needs of the people around them in every way imaginable! We participated in a variety of ministries including preaching the gospel, ministering to the elderly, going on home visits for sponsored children, teaching English to adults, visiting schools, praying for the sick, serving in the medical clinic, spending time with those in prison, helping on the farm, hosting church services, and so much more. The team at Show Mercy is unlike any I have ever worked with. They are kind, hospitable, accommodating, and fun. On the field, they do not stand behind the scenes as translators, but they partner with us each day to minister to the people that they have committed their lives to serving. To say that I recommend Show Mercy would be an understatement. I plan on partnering with Show Mercy to send university students here each year.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These past two weeks I have served on a short-term missions team with Show Mercy, and have been overwhelmed by their hospitality and heart for Jesus. This was my first missions experience and it exceeded my expectations in many ways. The staff here truly cares about each individual, and invests in them and their walks with Jesus. We partook in many different outreaches into local communities while being here; many of which were new and challenging for me. Though some aspects were challenging, I felt supported the entire way and saw enormous growth in my personal walk with Jesus. Being here, I saw the exemplification of what it means to have faith like a child, and to trust Jesus to provide in all situations. This place is Christ-centered and lives out their missions statement to live life on purpose and reach out in love. I am very thankful for the opportunity to have come here, and would recommend it to all!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Show Mercy International exceeded all of my expectations. This organization operates out of a heart for the people of Uganda. Their mission to mobilize, inspire, and empower is evidently expressed in their outreach and service projects. I definitely support this organization and the work that they are doing in Uganda.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coming to Uganda has been the best experience of my life. Being at Show Mercy has really helped me grow spiritually, physically, and emotionally. This organization has not only changed this community, but has also changed my perspective of the world. Their aim is to not just provide short term solutions, but really work to see positive long term changes. The staff are all here to reach out in love and not just for their own gain. Being here for two months, they have all personally developed a relationship with me which I believe is one of the major reasons why they see so much fruitfulness in the community surrounding Show Mercy. The ministry we do has really helped me grown in boldness and obedience with the Lord. If I come back to Uganda to pursue ministry, I would pick Show Mercy to call home.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Show Mercy International is an incredible organization to work with! They are involved in many ministries and all of their ministries bare so much fruit! The staff here is incredible. The hospitality team will make you feel at home and the accommodations are great! I highly recommend partnering with Show Mercy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have loved serving with Show Mercy SO MUCH. Never in my life have I seen so many fruitful ministries and the power of the gospel so on display. Hearts are being forever changed because of the work Show Mercy is doing. They serve the elderly, in prisons, do evangelism and have an incredible child sponsorship program. This ministry is amazing! I hope to partner with them again in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with/at Show Mercy for a couple months. I love their vision and what they are doing. Show Mercy International is really investing and transforming an entire community. Their ministry is changing lives and has long lasting fruit both for the locals as well as short term missionaries lives get changed!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with Show Mercy for two and a half month in Uganda and it was an amazing experience! They really make a difference in the community around them. They are changing kids and Jajjas (elderly) lives with their sponsorship program.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent two and a half months here at Show Mercy in Uganda. Show Mercy is such an organized, productive but also biblical based ministry. I loved having such packed days spending time loving on kids, teenagers and the elderly. We saw so much fruit because of all of the long term ministry they have invested here. All of the staff are incredibly helpful and teach you the language and culture as you go, so you don't feel like an outsider. Needless to say, Show Mercy is doing long term ministry extremely well. I feel really blessed to have gotten to work with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an honor it has been to serve with Show Mercy Uganda. Though they are an organization who's number one goal is to confront others with the love and testimony of Jesus Christ - they are efficient with their time, utilize their resources well, carry incredible business ethics and a strategic ministry approach that betters the communities, schools, churches, businesses, and people around them. They are truly the model embodiment of how a fantastic non-profit operates. Thanks Show Mercy for all that you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of working with Show Mercy for almost three months. It was one of the greatest things I have ever done. They are who they say they are. They embody so many things of the bible with the way the love on this community. One of my favorite parts about SMI is the sponsorship program. They give these kids everything they need to do life well. They give them food, medical treatment, schooling and most importantly they teach them about the Lord. I love SMI. I have been to a lot of different missions organizations and SMI does everything so well. I have loved my time here, and will for sure be back.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been my honor and privilege to work for Show Mercy for almost five months. When I met Mike and Lori, their joy for what they are doing hit me square in the heart. I knew that I HAD to be involved with Show Mercy, how could I not?? Over four months later I am even more inspired by them, and motivated by their vision. I get the opportunity to visit Show Mercy Uganda in two weeks and cannot wait to meet the incredible, hard-working folks who work at the Field of Dreams who I have gotten to know via email. Show Mercy is truly lead by God and fueled by His love.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve had the privilege of working with Show Mercy International for the last 4 years and it’s the most team-focused workplace I know. We are constantly building each other up and dedicate fully the time and resources God-given to those we serve, and who serve with us.
We’re a people of excellence who always have fun doing what we do and if you haven’t already, come experience a season in your life you’ll forever treasure!!!!

2 Nicole131

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such an amazing and life changing non profit organization directed by an amazing couple who are passionate about saving and changing lives and are prepared to suffer themselves to see lives changed and transformed and also invest so much into what they do and believe. ShowMercy does an amazing job and such an honor to serve with them in Uganda.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Show Mercy is a partner with Kisoboka Uganda Inc. Providing medical care to more than 500 students, the students parents and siblings. The care is provide in Uganda, I am in the US, I am kept informed of the needs and treatment for all the children and families. If a specialist is needed I know. They are an organization that they Live on Purpose and spread the love of Our Lord while doing it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Show Mercy is incredible! I was there from December 2015-March 2016 with YWAM, and absolutely loved it! The staff are wonderful and welcoming, the children/elderly that we worked with are still very dear to my heart, and the whole trip was so life-bringing. Jesus is moving greatly in Uganda, and he is using this organization to do it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter Emily has my daughter Emily has had the honor to serve as an intern this summer in Uganda. We have been so blessed by some of the stories we have heard and are waiting to hear many more when she arrives home here shortly in a few days. We have felt God nudging at our hearts to sponsor some children thru the program. We hope to someday meet our children that we sponsor. Love seeing the updates and all the smiles. Those smiles come from the love of Jesus that people are pouring out In lives in Uganda.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Eden's Song Ministry is so proud to have partnered with this amazing ministry for the past 8 years. Not only do the founders, Mike and Lori, truly have a passion for their work in Uganda, they love those they are on this journey with. We have been to Field of Dreams to see first hand how they serve the people through their medical clinic , fresh well water, the acres of farm, as well as the hundreds of children being fed, clothed, educated and loved on. All this because of and in Christ's love. Mike and Lori's dreams for these precious people never end! Show Mercy exemplifies their mission statement to Live On Purpose.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Show Mercy goes above and beyond in all areas of ministry! What was once a beautiful outreach to orphans has become a community with a medical clinic and well water for the surrounding population and the promise of a school being birthed. The land boasts a farm, animals and an incredible staff made up of locals. They reach out to villages around them taking care of senior citizens and children alike. My husband and I have been partners in ministry with SMI since 2008 and have been to Uganda and Field of Dreams to work side by side with Mike and Lori. They are an amazing leadership team and we are excited to see what comes next!

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Donor

Rating: 5

A True God Inspired, God Following, God Loving, inspirational organization! I've seen Mike and Lori present to groups several times. God empowers them and lets HIS love and passion shine through them. I pray God continues to Bless and Work through this family and their wonderful outreach, Show Mercy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stayed at show mercy international in Uganda for 3 months and it was life transforming! The hospitality and training they provide is 5 star. The connections they have all around the country make it an incredible experience. I highly recommend Mike and Lori as leaders.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Show Mercy is an outstanding organization and one where you can count on the maximum amount of funding going straight to those in need. Mike and Lori are people of integrity who genuinely care about the people they support in Uganda as well as their staff.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have supported Show Mercy International for many years. We love what Show Mercy does to help the people of Uganda. And since we know Mike and Lori Sally personally, their character, and the integrity, we know our donation of support will always be handled with the utmost discretion and honesty. -Berta Robison

1 emiliehinds

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i was blessed with interning with SMI in 2013 & it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. They truly invest in you as a person & child of God, not just what you can do for them. In the three months i was there i saw substantial changes and improvements in the village around me thanks to all that they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of being an intern for show mercy over the summer of 2013. Words really cannot express what an experience it was. I was blown away by show mercy's vision for both Ugandans and all those who partner with them. I saw tangible change in the lives of hundreds of Ugandans while working alongside show mercy. Not only did they invest in the Ugandans but during my internship they invested in me. I came away from my summer internship with a greater belief in who God created me to be & a desire to take advantage of every moment, living life on purpose.

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1 bethanyleigh17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently working with Show Mercy in Uganda, Africa. I want to encourage anyone looking for a life-changing missions experience to join us with Show Mercy in Uganda. We are currently looking for medical professionals to join us for an upcoming medical mission. Please prayerfully consider joining us this September! Last year we treated nearly 600 patients in three different villages. Visit www.showmercy.org for more information!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have traveled to Uganda with SMI 6 times over the past 3 years. I have loved seeing their staff and ministry grow to reach more people in Uganda. It is amazing to see that impact that has taken place! Join SMI on a trip to Uganda and your life will be forever changed!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You often hear and see the stories of foreign missions and think, "does the money really help?" Or "do the kids really receive the help?" I want to first hand tell you a huge YES! I went on my first of many more trips to come with Show Mercy and Will tell you, I have never in my life seen a more God centered, well oiled, organized, and successfully functioning ministry as our team experienced in Uganda! My heart and view of foreign missions has forever been changed and more excited than ever before! If you've ever wondered what living on purpose looked in real time, check out show mercy, you won't be sorry!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This organization treats their local employees terribly and is very irresponsible with the donations they receive! They could not offer any of the services that they do without local Ugandan staff who are passionate about caring for children. Yet the local staff is paid a disgraceful salary despite being highly qualified and hard working. And what's more, staff are ignored or fired if they try to stand up for themselves. All these volunteers have such great experiences because the local staff is being exploited. Before you donate or participate in any way, please ask them for financial accountability: how much of their budget goes to paying school fees? to the medical center? to paying their American staff? to paying the Ugandan staff?

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showmercy 06/14/2017

We are so sorry to hear of your negative feelings towards our organization. We truly value and love our employees and agree that their contributions are key to our success. We provide them all with very competitive salaries based on the Ugandan market, free housing, all of their meals every day of the week, health coverage for themselves and their families, school fees for many of our employee's kids, paid time off and a very good, loving work environment. For the past 15 years, we have helped hundreds of children with hundreds of thousands of dollars of direct support every year. God bless you.

3 Donna256

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter's life was changed after encountering this amazing group of people ministering in Uganda. As a sponsor of orphans and widows, I feel so connected with their positive and relevant programs. My favorite pictures are of the volunteers loving on the kids. The most special moment was seeing a young girl with the sewing machine my daughter donated as a part of her Christmas present. Imagine American teens asking for things like that for someone else instead of the latest in electronics for themselves?!?

3 Jeff126

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My wife and I took our team to Show Mercy last summer. What a wonderful experience!! We had been on several trips to Uganda but the experience at Show Mercy was truly one of the best! Their partnership with the local community is phenomenal. The pairing of ministry staff with social workers is the most effective partnership! Wonderful staff, great leadership, and hearts for the wonderful people of Uganda!!!

2 Rob_57

Donor

Rating: 5

Show Mercy is an incredible organization led by passionate founders. The clarity of and commitment to their mission is unwavering. I've seen firsthand the impact they are having in Uganda and in the lives of the volunteers and donors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated in a 3 week long mission trip with Show Mercy in July 2014 and it surpassed all of my expectations. Show Mercy offered a safe and loving place to stay while in Uganda. The trip was well organized and offered a variety of outreaches including hospital visits, village outreaches, teaching English to local children, etc. The outreaches challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and my faith grew tremendously because of it. I'd highly recommend Show Mercy to anyone looking for short or long term missionary opportunities!

1 Rebecca126

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been to Uganda 3 times with Show Mercy International! SMI is an amazing organization who is doing great things for the people of Uganda. I would highly recommend traveling to Uganda with them or joining them by sponsoring a child or elder!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been overseas in Uganda with Show Mercy twice. I felt really valued by SMI staff as I sorted out the details of my first trip to Africa. They were helpful in answering my questions and easing my fears of going overseas.
I trust Show Mercy and appreciate how they value the people of Uganda as well as those who are stateside supporting them. SMI operates with integrity and is a trusted nonprofit. The information on their website is accurate, the pictures are real, and mission is being lived out!
A trip to Uganda with Show Mercy will change your life forever.... I'm just one example of that! I have nothing but positive things to say about Show Mercy!

1 Tammy130

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The short term trip I was part of was an amazing experience. The staff is awesome and truly love their jobs.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an organization that you can trust. You get regular reports of where your donations are going and who they are benefiting. Great organization!!

1 Beth173

Former staff

Rating: 5

Show Mercy has a vision that is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Mike and Lori started with a simple dream directed by God. The Field of Dreams is a home that welcomes you and the villages around will tug at your heart forever. Life changing!

Mikala B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

SMI pefectly exemplifies their mission statement. They are constantly mobilizing, inspiring and empowering people in Uganda, but also every person who has the opportunity to work with them. I am so thankful for the time I have spent with SMI in Uganda!