Sponsorship Archives - Justice & Mercy International

Sponsor Spotlight: The McFarland Family

Keith and Merari McFarland are not only sponsors, they are JMI volunteers. They use remote working to their advantage, spending much of their time on the road enjoying RV life. As they travel they often speak at churches and Bible studies and advocate for JMI. The McFarland family currently has …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Mike Burchett

Mike Burchett has been to Moldova with JMI many times. He’s a frequent face on the Rolling Hills Community Church team that helps run summer camps for kids in Carpineni. Mike currently sponsors Nicoleta in Moldova, pictured above in 2023. He and his wife and daughter live in Franklin, Tennessee. …

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Sponsor Spotlight: The Whipple Family

Of the constant digital clutter we face day in and day out, Brittany Whipple says a letter from her sponsored child, Livia, cuts through the chaos. “Being able to know her in this way is such an honor and a deeply meaningful use of technology,” she says. Livia often writes …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Mark and Pat Cooper

There’s something special about sponsoring a family with your family. Mark and Pat Cooper, along with their niece, Sara, sponsor all four kids in a Moldovan family together. When Pat had a brain tumor removed three years ago, she never imagined how God would use it to minister to one …

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Sponsor Spotlight: JD Binger

Teacher and coach, JD Binger, enjoys connecting with kids. He brought that same enthusiasm to sponsoring vulnerable children when he decided to “join the party” with JMI. Below, he shares how being a sponsor has blessed him over the years. JD currently sponsors 5 vulnerable children in Moldova. Q: How …

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Sponsor Spotlight: Caroline Chamberlain

Writing letters back and forth with a sponsored child is a beautiful way to build a relationship and see God at work in his or her life. JMI sponsor, Caroline Chamberlain, wrote letters every month for 3.5 years with her sponsored teen, Valentina, in our Transitional Living Program in Moldova. …

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Protecting Kids in the Amazon

Our work with pastors, families and children in the Amazon has grown immensely this year.  A large part of this increased impact comes from ramping up our child protection efforts. Child abuse is prevalent along the Amazon River, where families live in obscurity and alcoholism runs rampant. While Amazonas is …

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Changing the Next Generation in Moldova

Over the past year, the situation with the war in Ukraine has continued to impact our work in Moldova. Inflation has soared and energy prices continue to be an area of concern. But our 45+ team on the ground in Moldova continues to serve the most vulnerable children and families …

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Understanding the Moldovan School System

Written by: Jennifer Sevier Sponsor and JMI Moldova Volunteer If you have had the privilege to sponsor a child through the JMI Sponsorship program, you have likely been confused by the terminology the children use to describe their school experiences.  Having sponsored children for many years, I was often unsure …

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