C0311 Mercy Home

DR Congo

Join us in rescuing abandoned children in DR Congo. Lives are being changed as street children are given love, family, a safe home, and a new future.

Country: DR Congo

Project #: C0311

Needed: $35,800 (USD)

This ministry reaches out to abandoned children living on the streets of Kinshasa by providing a home, education, healthcare and clothing, as well as vocational training for older children. The goal is to reconnect these children with their own parents or to place them in stable foster families.

Background: Mercy Home began in 2005 when local pastor Muller Ndunzi and MB Mission worker Elmer Adams set out on a mission to care for the abandoned children in their neighbourhood. At first, they were faced with opposition from people who saw street children as commodities to be used and abused.

By 2006, Muller's commitment to this ministry began to bear fruit. With the help of his Batela MB Church congregation, street kids began to move into foster care with Christian families. Just one year later, the ministry had outgrown the church so a house was rented for the growing number of rescued children.

In 2008, a larger piece of land was purchased and generous contributions from North American MB churches helped MB Mission construct a two-story building, providing beds for more than 15 children! What began as a part-time ministry for Muller has become a complete life-calling. Pastor Muller and his family adopted two of the children in 2009 and moved into the new building. His ultimate desire is to see these children transformed by a loving Father.

Watch a video about Mercy Home http://www.mbmission.org/video/shineon/mercy-home