Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
My name is Georgina Finkbeiner and I am an Ambassador for Mercy Touch Mission International.
I first heard about Mercy Touch in 2011. My husband Brian and I were travelling with our dear family friend Sandra Butters; who told us about her involvement with Mercy Touch. We had previously supported other organizations to sponsor children in developing countries but were unsure of their commitment. We decided to find out more about this grass roots organization, Mercy Touch, and see what we could do.
In November of 2011, my husband Brian and son Jason travelled with Sandra and her mission team to Zambia. Upon their return they were quite impressed with the work being done and the values of the organization. In April of 2012, Brian and I joined the mission team in Zambia. It was a trip I will never forget!
I have travelled to numerous countries where poverty is quite evident, but to meet first hand and spend time with these Zambian children, community families, and house moms was overwhelming; and one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. They were so loving, happy and appreciative of even the smallest gesture made to them. Even though they have nothing they have the biggest smiles and all the love to give. Their hugs just melt my heart. It was so hard to leave.
I returned home and could not stop talking to friends, family, and whoever I met about Mercy Touch and the wonderful work they do. I have since approached our church who has become very involved with Mercy Touch.
I returned to Ndola, Zambia in April 2014. I came home with a real sense of understanding of how people can go to another county and become missionaries. The work that Mercy Touch has done and will continue to do for the orphaned children and the community around Ndola is so heartwarming. I find it harder to leave each time I go. Many of the Zambian people are so happy and yet have no material goods compared to Western society. They have the love and support of each other and their faith to keep them going. What a powerful message.
I am so proud to be part of this wonderful organization, Mercy Touch International.
(780) 498-6164 or 464-6753