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Show Mercy International

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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

92 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

SMI gave me the opportunity to grow in my relationship with Christ and meet some of the most amazing people. SMI is really changing lives in not only in Uganda but all over the world.

2 Jeanne42

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege to go to Uganda, Africa on 5 Mission trips with Show Mercy International. I always felt safe and was very well taken care of. The staff are so nice and helpful and dedicated to loving and caring for all the kids and everyone in the villages. My life and heart has been forever changed. God has used Show Mercy and the people of Uganda to ignite a desire in my heart to go out and share the love of Jesus with everyone I can. I will be going on more trips with them. I love Show Mercy and what they are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can truly and honestly say Show Mercy International changed my life. What they do is utterly amazing and beautiful. I went on a trip with Show Mercy in the summer of 2015 which happened to be the summer after I graduated high school. As many people know, graduation is fun and exciting but leads to many questions about yourself and your future. My trip to Uganda with SMI helped me form plans for my future and really made me question what God's purpose was for me. I will always be grateful to them for that. My trip was amazing and filled with so many blessings. The staff are the most kind and loving people I have ever met. I would recommend a trip with Show Mercy and even more highly recommend sponsoring a child in their program.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served in Uganda with SMI for 3 months in early 2015. This organization has a heart to love God by serving people in need. I'm proud to support SMI financially and see lives changed by what they are currently doing in Uganda.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege and honor of being able to help support Show Mercy since 2009, and was able to take a trip with them to their The Field of Dreams in Uganda in 2012. The trip was life changing! Show Mercy focuses on creating spreading the Love of Christ to all people, and helping instill in others the plan that God has for their lives.

On my trip I was able to partake in many of their programs such as the "Say No to Hunger" program, which provides a nutritious meal to children once a week in the the surrounding villages, many who are malnourished, the HERO program, which supports many of the elderly in the village along with school and orphan outreaches. This is very touching to be able to interact with so many people who literally have nothing, and be able to see the joy and life they have. Not only are we able to help them, but they are also teaching us what it means to be thankful and full of life, trusting and relying on God.

Mike and Lori Salley, the founders of Show Mercy have a heart for the people of the Uganda, and in the past several years they have seen many dreams come to pass. One such dream was building a Medical Clinic that is in the heart of a village, open to Ugandan's in the surrounding villages, providing much needed medical care, along with teaching others how to properly take care of themselves. I could go on and on about the wonderful opportunities and dreams that Show Mercy has pursued and is planning. However, what I would most like to emphasize is the belief that many people can partake in this organization, whether by prayer, finances or volunteering, but most importantly it is not just the people of Uganda that benefit from the services, but anyone who is involved. We are encouraged to pursue the dreams that God has given us (whether he has given us a heart for the people of Uganda or elsewhere) and to become stewards of the talents, gifts, and finances that God has blessed us with.

There are so many ways to become involved I personally sponsor a child who is now able to go to school and receive nutritious meals, this has been amazing because it is so worthwhile knowing that the support given is giving a child an opportunity for health and a better future. Anything given to Show Mercy, whether it is time, prayers, or financial support will go to a good cause. I would strongly recommend going on an "Awaken to Love" trip which gives you the opportunity to see firsthand the heart of Show Mercy and the resources and services they provide.

I have not come across a better organization! I am excited to see what the coming years hold and see how God continues to move and shape several thousand people as he is stirring up the passion and love for Chris, both in the people of Uganda and worldwide.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege and honor to go to Uganda with SMI 4 times the past couple of years. It is amazing to see what God is doing through Mike and Lori. Everything they do is with love, excellence, and wisdom. Mike and Lori have an incredible ability to immediately put legs to a vision. I've witnessed so much growth and impact in just a short while.

As part of leading teams to SMI, I've seen many people encounter God. Whether local Ugandans or team members, people have seen God move powerfully in them and through them. SMI fosters an environment that allows Holy Spirit to move and encounter individuals during their stay at Field of Dreams. The field of dreams is designed to allow visitors to have a nice place to rest, spend time with God, dream, and fill up and then go out to the village and pour out. SMI empowers people to live life with purpose and gives people the tools to bring change in their own lives.

We have also led 2 crusades in the nearby villages in Uganda with SMI and have seen so much fruit with the local pastors and local Ugandans.

I have had many personal life-changing moments with SMI and would highly recommend for anyone, wherever they are at in their relationship with God, to go on a missions trip with SMI. God will meet you there, and you will be His hands and feet to change peoples' lives.

Also, the SMI staff are incredible, world-class leaders. I'm very proud to know them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was blessed with the opportunity to serve as a Show Mercy Intern in 2012. I am not exaggerating when I say this experienced changed my life. My perspective was changed, the way I look at others, the way I interact, how I show and receive love, the way I pray. After a short three months in Uganda, I was so moved, I knew my life would never be the same again. By partnering with Show mercy I was able to reach out to the forgotten, and find joy where I least expected it. The founders, Mike and Lori Salley, are remarkable. Their passion and vision for helping others is contagious. They are supportive, kind, generous, and have a strong desire to see others walk into their destiny. I was given so many opportunities to try new things. I helped in schools, I developed programs, I offered hope and joy to the sick, delivered necessities to those less fortunate, I witness the sick being healed, I went on crazy motor bike rides, saw a beautiful country, and loved like I never had before. If you make the decision to partner with Show Mercy, you will be changed, you will help others, and become part of a family that serves together.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Show Mercy for the past 6 years and it has been an amazing experience. I have seen many lives changed by love. Show Mercy is making a huge impact in Uganda and throughout the world because of the countless lives they have impacted. I love the heart of Show Mercy- to inspire individuals to live life with purpose and to dream for greater things! Join a trip with Show Mercy and you will come alive like never before! I love Show Mercy and I am thankful that I get to play a part in the great things they are doing!

1 Lina4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met the founders of SMI through a mutual friend and I was so impacted by their passion and vision that I decided to ask to have a coffee with them the next day. That conversation resulted in me packing my bags a few months later to come to Uganda for 3 months to see more of what this life they are building looks like. It has by far exceeded my ideas about change of worldview..
Knowing the story behind it, where and how it started, and seeing what things are evolving into is mind- blowing ..
If you just hear about bad reports from all around, go here and get the antidote for that. Not joking!
See what dreams, faith, passion, diligence, great vision, money and laughter can do ... It changes the world all around it and and crashes hopelessness for good. This place will get your heart, hope and priorities in the right place for sure :)


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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Show Mercy for over a year, and I love this organization! Show Mercy has inspired me to live on purpose everyday. They are very trustworthy and respectful of their donors! What they are doing in Uganda is amazing and I plan on supporting them for years to come.

2 Mike1968

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been working with Show Mercy for many years. They really care about both the people in Uganda and those that travel with them from the west. This is a great organization that does a lot of great things in Uganda including working with orphans, widows and mission team members. Go with them on a trip. You will love it!

2 Laura224

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to spend this past summer at the Show Mercy base in Uganda. I can tell you that from the Show Mercy base, Show Mercy Clinic, staff, to the outreach in the community, all were amazing! And With the added benefit of being located in the "pearl of Africa," you will get to see some of the most beautiful foliage, sunsets, and people, on the continent. I have also had the opportunity to work with Show Mercy staff stateside as well, and I can tell you that this is not just something they do to pass time, but it is their heart to truly Mobilize, Inspire, and Empower people to live on purpose, while reaching out in LOVE. It has truly been a life-changing experience! I am thankful, grateful and blessed for knowing Show Mercy!

2 Laura222

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited Show Mercy Field of Dreams for 3 weeks on the Awaken To Love trip in 2012 and have longed to be back there ever since. Mike and Lori make every single individual feel like a family member. They respect, train, and challenge their volunteers/missionaries so well- I felt more encouraged to try things I've never tried before and to reach out in compassion in a new and deeper way. I can not wait to return to the second home I found in Uganda.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served with SMI for a summer internship. The experience was beyond my expectations. The mission of SMI to love, mobilize, and inspire exemplifies perfectly what this organization is about. All in all it was about Jesus. Life changing experience no doubt.