Editor's Note: In addition to our projects and main programs, Mercy Touch Mission International aims to empower ambitious individuals who lack the resources to fulfill their goals. Theresa is a young woman who was given the opportunity and resources to complete her college education with the goal of becoming a teacher. Not only did Mercy Touch provide the funding for her school fees, the ministry gave her direct hands-on experience in her field by having her teach and tutor the children from the Mercy Touch homes. Below is a blog written by Theresa about how Mercy Touch helped her become successful and achieve her goal:
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I would like to share a testimony about what Mercy Touch Mission has done in my life. Allow me to thank God first of all for the gift of life.
I was facing challenges, but I remained firm and allowed God to carry out His will in my life. God has really helped me because the more problems I had the more I prayed. I prayed for God to connect me to people that would help me with my school fees and just support me in my everyday life in order to be a better person.
To cut the long story short, I heard about Mercy Touch through a friend of mine who later introduced me to one of the housemothers. The housemother then introduced me to a Mercy Touch staff member, and that is how I got connected with Dr. Bernard Mukwavi, the president of Mercy Touch Mission. Dr. Bernard counselled and prayed for me. I felt so welcomed and at peace for the first time in my life. After several talks with him, he agreed to have the ministry help me with my college fees and also support me to rewrite an exam for a subject I needed to upgrade. My school fees were paid in full and I had the experience of working with the young children in the Mercy Touch homes. This was a challenge but also an exciting time. I learned a lot working with the children.
I managed to write my exam and got a distinction. With the help of Mercy Touch, I also wrote my exams at college and passed very well. I managed to graduate as a teacher, and in no time I was hired as one of the teachers selected by the Ministry of Education. The department then deployed me to the city of Livingstone where am currently teaching students in grade one.
Mercy Touch has really touched my life. I just want to say thank you to all the Mercy Touch staff for welcoming me, and also to Dr. Bernard Mukwavi for giving me the great opportunity to be who I want to be in life by becoming a teacher and being independent.
May the almighty God bless you.