JMI was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2008. Its mission statement says that JMI exists to make justice personal for the poor, orphaned & forgotten of the world.
As the President of Justice & Mercy International, I feel confident in the governance of our excellent board of directors, executive staff, and international staff and have no concerns at present. My biggest challenge is to help make sure we are well resourced for the future as our ministry expands and grows. This is an exciting time here at JMI. We are truly seeing lives literally being saved – physically and spiritually – around the world. We are working with the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten in some of the most impoverished places in the world. From countries like Moldova, to vast region of the Amazon in Brazil and even into one of the most hurting places in South Africa, we are seeing hope and life springing forth. Through the work of JMI, children and adults are discovering a hope and a future. We have a front row seat for life-change, and we are grateful. But, there is so much still to do.
While there are non-profits and NGOs that are working to help children after they have been trafficked, JMI is working to prevent and protect children from ever having to endure this atrocity. Instead of being reactive, JMI is working to be proactive. And, we are seeing a huge difference being made.
At Justice and Mercy International, we have a dedicated US & International Staff Team, under the leadership of Mary Katharine Hunt, our Executive Director, that is working to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten people of the world. We are seeing life-change happening, but we still have so much more to do. We hope you will join with us in making a difference in our world today. Together, we can make justice personal to a world in desperate need.
Our jungle pastor’s conference is at the center of all that we do. As we train and equip these precious pastors and their wives, we care for their villages and their people. Often needs are discovered through our relationships with local pastors that are then met through our ongoing programs. Those needs may be for local school to be built, for a child with special needs to be cared for, for emergency food aid to be delivered during the rainy season, for an ongoing children’s program like Pepe or Open Arms for preschool or school age children. We also take mission trip teams to the villages of our pastors to help with evangelism, medical care and home visits.
We had 88 indigenous pastors and pastors' wives at our Feb. 2016 conference.
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