What is Adonai's Mercy House all about.
Loving and supporting the impoverished, terminally ill children around the world.
Adonai's Mercy House began with a straightforward goal: to help impoverished children in the Philippines who are sick with cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases to have a better way to cope with these horrible conditions and to see all the children enjoy life to the uttermost until their called home.
We have been working in the Philippines since 2012 but were formally organized as a 501 (c3) in December 2015. Our mission is to love the impoverished terminally ill children and their families, with the current focus on families living in the Philippines.
Unlike in the United States or other places, these parents have no access to health care insurance to cover all or part of the treatment costs. There are a few government healthcare "lotteries" they can sign up for, and these have been a blessing to every family, but even if they get selected, it still is not enough. So, children are generally brought to the hospital only when it is incredibly urgent and are in dire need of a blood or platelet transfusions (or some other procedure). Because of the backlog, they will still have to wait for 3 to 5 days before the treatment starts.
It is during this waiting period that many of these families have the most urgent need. They cannot provide food for their child as they wait in the corridors of the hospital. The hospital does not have enough beds for everyone, so they are reserved for the sickest children. The rest of the children end up sleeping in the hallways or on the street. Many of the families will go outside to beg those passing by for anything to feed their children while they wait for treatment. It is here we believe we are called to help these families.
We started Adonai's Mercy House to make a difference for these children and their families. We currently provide food, clean water and help to pay for their treatments like blood and platelet transfusions, Chemotherapy, food, and medicine while they receive treatment. For many of these families, we also provide help with burial costs.
Adonai's Mercy House will help to empower these families by assisting them in finding other financial assistance from government agencies or other organizations by helping them to navigate the paperwork to get access to funds.
Since starting to provide these service over the five years we have lost thirteen children we support, but that support has changed the lives of all of their families. They are so grateful for Gods provision in their lives, and their hearts are ignited to help others as they received help. We know that more children may end up dying. But, that doesn't deter us because God has laid this on our hearts and we are called to love and leave the rest up to him.
What we found by talking to the families of these children, the Dr's and Staff at the Philippines Children Medical Center (PCMC), is that there is no Hospice Center for these children. When the Hospital can no longer treat one of these little ones, they are sent home to die, in most cases with no support or basic standards like a bed or running water.
Our goal is to build a hospice center and transitional home where these children can pass on in peace, surrounded by loved ones as they transition through their disease and to the next life. Helping to bring dignity and love to these families in extreme poverty. Where there is no burden to worry about money or food, they can spend the last few days loving and spending time with their children.
Something we all wish we could have if we were in their situation, just a little more time!
We are currently in Phase 1 of our goal to build this hospice center, we are hopeful that some good Samaritan will donate some land for us to lay the foundation of this facility, or we want to raise funds to purchase this land that this Hospice center will eventually be.
Our vision is a place that is large enough for a three-story Hospice Center and transitional home; we envision at least 30 rooms or more, that will be available for these children and their families who are nearing the end. A place where they can be with their families in a comfortable, safe environment with proper care and dignity of life.
On this property, we would also have an Orphanage and transitional home for the many of the 1.7 million street children in the Philippines as we can help. We would focus on the abandoned and outcasts and offer them a home and teach them to farm, helping them to become educated. Providing a means for the children of the street to have a hope and a future.
The food we grow on the property would be used to feed these children and the terminally ill on the farm, a cycle of life that would give so many hope where there is currently none.
Imagine the impact this would have on the terminally ill children and their families, with your help we can change the lives of these children, bringing dignity and respect to so many before being called home.