This quarter we would love to introduce you to another organization doing wonderful things in Ghana, West Africa – Mercy Project. The founder, Chris Field, has been a longtime friend of Eric’s and lives in College Station, TX. He went to Texas A&M just like our president, Eric. But this friendship isn’t the main reason we love this organization, it’s because of the way they go about the transforming work they do.
Their mission is this, “We partner with families and communities trapped in the cycle of poverty, empowering them with sustainable economic solutions in order to free children from forced labor.” They discovered these child slaves in Ghana who were forced to be out in the water, fishing for hours on end, and are able to go into these villages and build relationships and teach them how to fish more efficiently so they can let the children go. It’s really amazing. As of September 2019 they’ve saved more than 150 children!
Check out this video introducing you to this wonderful organization sharing what the issue is they are trying to solve, and how they make a difference for the people of Ghana.