Ways for You to Make Justice Personal
Help make justice personal for some of the world’s most vulnerable by giving to the work of Justice and Mercy International.
Meet tangible needs by joining us on the ground. Inquire about future trips to the Amazon with Kelly.
I’ve had a heart for missions ever since I was a kid and my parents began taking me to our church’s annual missions banquet. My childhood fascination with different countries and cultures grew into a passion to be personally involved as an adult. For the past 10 years, I’ve partnered with Justice & Mercy International working with the forgotten people of the Amazon jungle as well as the orphans and vulnerable children of Moldova. The privilege of carrying the love of Jesus to these often difficult places, and watching Him create hope out of hopelessness, is an unmatched blessing.
I can say without hesitation that working with JMI has been one of the greatest joys of my life. Whether it’s ministering to jungle pastors and their wives at our annual Jungle Pastor’s Conference in Brazil or visiting the magnificent kids in our transitional living programs in Moldova, the work has woven into every area of my life, leaving nothing untouched. I eagerly invite you to check out their website and see how you might get involved.
What Drives Us
Justice & Mercy International (JMI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization that exists to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten of the world. JMI primarily works in the Amazon region of Brazil and in Moldova in Eastern Europe and we do our work through programs that have the Good News of Jesus at their core.
Where We Work
The Amazon—Vast in size and need
- The State of Amazonas is the largest land area in Brazil equaling France, Spain, Sweden & Greece combined
- Most of the territory is covered by jungle, where 21% of the population lives, scattered among 6,100 rural and riverside communities
- Amazonas has a population of 3.5 million
- There are only 560 schools in the Amazon region. The illiteracy rate in 2010 was 9.6%
- Only 1/2 of villages on the Amazon River have access to clean water
- 6 months of every year, the Amazon floods displace up to 70,000 families from their homes
Our annual jungle pastor conference is the centerpiece of all the work we do in the Amazon.
Moldova—a small country with a big need
- Average yearly income per person: $4,669
- Smallest country of the former Soviet Union—about the size of Maryland.
- Economy is ranked as the 40th out of the 43 European nations
- More than 25,000 Moldovans are trafficked abroad yearly
- Ranked 15th in the world on the Global Slavery Index
Our programs in Moldova are designed to help vulnerable children wherever they live and identify those at most risk for inclusion in our transitional living program.
Vulnerable Child & Teen Care
JMI offers sponsorship opportunities at various levels for children and teens in Moldova and the Amazon. Teens in Moldova are at high risk for being trafficked, as they are discharged from orphanages at just 16 years old, learn about our programs that help prevent this tragedy. We also have sponsorship programs uniquely designed to assist children with special needs whose families are trying to survive.
Crisis & Family Care
JMI seeks to aid the impoverished of Moldova & the Amazon. We provide emergency food relief, medical care, provision of clean water and so much more for children and families in need.
Pastoral Training & Equipping
We believe that local leaders can bring about change. This is why we invest in training and equipping indigenous pastors and their wives. Through our conferences, pastors receive biblical and practical training that will help them disciple the people in their church and run an effective ministry in the most remote and difficult settings. Through these faithful men and women, God is reaching the ends of the Earth.
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.
Make justice personal with Justice & Mercy International today!
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