Hand of Mercy Ministries is currently working in South India alongside Victory of the Cross Ministries. Countless poor and homeless people from all generations live in slums, under bridges, in garbage dumps, and on the streets begging for food to survive. Many of these people also lack proper healthcare and basic necessities, including hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap. The temperature in Hyderabad, India, often reaches around 80°F in the winter and 110°F in the summer. The poor lack access to clean water, and many die from heat exhaustion, dysentery, and dehydration. Children from extremely poor families with a low social status are unable to attend school, get an education, and break free from the poverty cycle.
Help is limited for nearly two million people living in the worst conditions. Their survival depends on the kindness and compassion of others who recognize their great needs and do what they can to help.
For over 28 years, Victory of the Cross Ministries has been showing the love of Christ by providing food, clean water, personal care items, clothing, and hope. Through a divine appointment in 2014, the founders of Hand of Mercy Ministries, Edward and Melody Howarth, came in touch with Apostle Dr Jean Daniel B., the president of Victory of the Cross Ministries. God has supernaturally spoken through dreams, visions, and words of knowledge, inspiring a deeper relationship between the two ministries. Together, Hand of Mercy Ministries and Victory of the Cross Ministries have provided food for the poor and provided clothing for widows, as well as feeding a village, purchasing a bed for the pastors of the village, and buying flooring for the village church.
In the future, Hand of Mercy Ministries hopes to:
- Continue providing food and water for the poor in India – ideally one meal a day
- Build a self-sufficient orphanage
- Sponsor an orphanage in Uganda
- Convert school buses into mobile schools for children living in the slums in India
- Reach women trapped in prostitution and the sex trade
- Provide medical help through medical camps, supplies, doctors, and medical mission trips
- And more according to the Lord’s guidance
Please visit our Donations page for information on donating to Hand of Mercy Ministries.