Our travels have brought us many blessings and expanded our views of God’s master creations..yet our joy lies in the hope that in a small way we may be used as a tool to further God’s kingdom as He set us in this Journey…That hope was met in our linking hand with Justice & Mercy International.
Justice & Mercy International (JMI) is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten of the world. JMI primarily works in Moldova in Eastern Europe and in the Amazon region of Brazil and we do our work through programs that have the Good News of Jesus at their core.
JMI programs usually fall into one of the following categories:
- Crisis/Family Care—may include emergency food relief, medical care, provision of clean water, etc.
- Pastoral Training & Equipping—includes training and equipping indigenous pastors to take their ministries further and impact more people with the gospel.
- Vulnerable Child/Teen Care—JMI offers sponsorship opportunities at various levels for children and teens in Moldova and the Amazon. We also have sponsorship programs uniquely designed to assist children with special needs whose families are trying to survive.
- Church Mobilization (Mission Trips)—JMI mobilizes U.S. churches to go and serve the precious people we serve in Moldova and the Amazon and gives customized opportunities for these churches to make long-lasting, life-giving relationships in these poverty-stricken areas.
Our passion for sharing the gospel, years serving in both children and women’s ministry were merge in this drive for us to share about JMI.. We felt that maybe as we travel and connected with local churches, rv communities or just the every day traveler we could further JMI’s message. Amazingly enough the Lord has humbly done just that, our “home on wheel” has become a way to share about JMI or start conversations in most of unique places..
Our kids get asks just as often as us about it, which was our hearts’ desire that they would be an integral part of sharing about Gods’ message and serving others..
JMI has also touched our lives in a personal way, part of the ministry is sponsorships. We participate in both Brazil where we sponsor two pastors and in Moldova. In Moldova, we have been able to develop personal relationship with the kids that we sponsors. We receive monthly updates from them and hear how their studies and lives are progressing. Those communication have linked us to the lives of those that we are aiming to speak up for and know that they are not faceless numbers, but young people that need to be prayed, and loved and cared for.
Our hope is to encourage others is to look into this wonderful ministry, pray for them, see if the Lord is leading you to partner up with them…and if you see us park somewhere don’t hesitate to ask us about JMI…