One of Operation Mercy’s great strengths is our presence with people. Our international volunteers as well as our our local staff, pay a lot of attention to “being with” people, i.e. living among them and being one of them.
In March and the beginning of April 2020, OPM Tajikistan implemented their COVID-19 education response.
Since 1993, Operation Mercy has been working diligently alongside the Tajik people. We have experienced Tajik hospitality and generosity, often being offering the best of what they have.
It takes a community to do community development. We do complicated … but not alone.
This year we’re celebrating Operation Mercy’s 30th birthday!
The poorest of the poor may experience all these nine causes simultaneously. My heart aches with the thought of it.
How effectively has Operation Mercy responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and what role has the integration of culture sensitivity played in the level of effectiveness?
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One of Operation Mercy’s great strengths is our presence with people. Our international volunteers as well as our our local staff, pay a lot of attention to “being with” people,
Pregnancy and the Miracle of Life.
To our dear friends and members of Operation Mercy, and to our workers in our countries …
In Operation Mercy, we see women. We see you because God sees you.
In January 1993, Operation Mercy signed an memoradum of understanding with a nonprofit in Tajikistan, Payvand.
The Philippines is no stranger to typhoons (also known as cyclones or hurricanes). But when Typhoon Yolanda hit, the scale of damage was far greater than anyone had anticipated.
One of the project leaders summarized the final result as: “It deepened our relationship with them, it gave us a great opportunity to show God’s love through all this.”
Any organisation which uses public funding to achieve its aims and objectives is bound by law to adhere to certain ‘Accounting and Reporting Standards’ – both in the countries where the funds are raised and in the countries where the funds are expensed.
At its best, community development transforms people through an exchange of worldviews…
I recently found this poem from Rumi online and it touched me deeply because I think that here we read what hospitality really means.
“As we have a team of health professional, social workers, medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, it led itself really easily to include COVID-19 into the community health project”.
Andrea Vogt became our Operational Mercy International Director in September 2019
In a week’s time, on December 13th, we will celebrate St. Lucia here in Sweden, where Operation Mercy’s head office is. Let us look a little bit closer at what this young woman stood for and what links us in Operation Mercy to her and the holiday.