The Global Mission of Hope and Mercy Team
Like the Good Samaritan, Our mission is to save lives from all kinds of persecution, rejection, or neglect and to confirm them in God’s image, the Author of all Goodness.
We are the Mission of Hope and Mercy, consecrated under the intercession of Saint Rafka (Rebecca), the Lebanese Catholic Maronite nun and saint who died March 23, 1914, and the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the source of Divine Mercy and Divine Grace.
We were founded prophetically on the words of Saint Pope John Paul II in 1997:
“Lebanon is more than a country. It is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West.”
The Mission of Hope and Mercy acts as a prophet who warns and educates, a soldier who protects and saves, a Good Samaritan who ministers and restores, and an apostle of Christ who is a peacemaker and herald of the Good News.
Every year we touch the lives of many who just long for a safe place to live and the opportunity to care for their family. Mission of Hope and Mercy is on the front lines providing food, shelter, education, and safety, tending to the sick and vulnerable and ministering to those in desperate need.
“Lebanon today is in crisis. It is an existential crisis.” – Pope Francis, 2021
Lebanon was once considered a safe haven for Christians in the Middle East. However, this is no longer the case.
The economy has deteriorated – the price of goods has nearly quadrupled, leaving people with barely any access to food or medicine. Approximately 80% of Lebanon’s population lives below the poverty line, and 36% are in extreme poverty.
The economic crisis worsened during the pandemic, followed by the 2020 Beirut port blast, which has been described as “one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history,” killing 217 people, wounding 7,000+, and leaving 150 permanently disabled.
This adds yet another layer of strain and anxiety for Christians in Lebanon, who have been struggling against existential threats to their religious and cultural practices for over a hundred years in the Middle East. Our Lebanese brothers and sisters in Christ need our help now more than ever.
Our Mission is made possible by a diverse group of volunteers with varied interests, talents, and abilities who are using their skills to help end religious persecution and oppression. Interested in volunteering? We need you! Tell us a little about yourself. [click through to volunteer contact form]