My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Show Mercy International, Port Gibson, MS, USA
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.