My name is Sandra Butters and I am an Ambassador for Mercy Touch Mission International. I first became involved with Mercy Touch Mission seven years ago when I saw a picture of a little girl in a client’s office. I asked about her and she said she was her foster daughter in Zambia. She explained that she fostered a child with a small grassroots organization called Mercy Touch Mission International. At the time, I hardly even heard of Zambia and I certainly couldn’t find it on a map. I did my research and found that Mercy Touch Mission International was started by Dr. Bernard and Anne Mukwavi.
When I first started going to Zambia it was a real eye opener for me. I had travelled all over the world and off the beaten track, but had never encountered poverty such as I had seen in Zambia. You all have seen the World Vision Commercials on Television. They are hard to watch, right? ...Well I was one of the people that would change the channels.
When I visited the villages from where our kids had come from it looked just like a world vision commercial...But there was one difference that I had not expected. These people were happy. It was not a problem, these people were not waiting around for someone to “save” them or make this world better. These people had nothing and yet what little they did have they shared with others. They were very thankful for the little that they had. The people had a truly amazing spirit. I have met so many people who were barely surviving and yet they took in other family members in need. Mercy Touch is something I am very passionate about and I look forward to what the future holds for Mercy Touch.