Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. We have been establishing and funding free birth centers for poor families in the Philippines since 1992, and to date more than 12,000 babies have been delivered free of charge for the poorest of the poor in Mercy In Action's Birth Centers, and literally tens of thousands of lives have been helped and healed in the medical outreaches. Mercy In Acton also teaches clinical internships, seminars and training retreats to prepare midwives, medics and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary c...
Jan 1, 2017

A happy ending to a year of building...

Happy Family with new baby at Christmastime
Happy Family with new baby at Christmastime

2016 was a big year for the Cumpio Clinic and Birth Center in Tanauan, Philippines. We commemorated the anniversary of the terrible deadly super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda on November 8th, and could not help being amazed and full of gratitude when we considered the progress this clinic has made since that day it was smashed into small shards of brick and morter only three years ago.

 Not only have we completed the rebuilding, but life is bursting forth! 253 babies were born in the new building this year, and more than 600 other maternity care exams were performed, such as prenatal care and postnatal and newborn check-ups.

In addition, in 2016 we finished building the addition of a multipurpose room onto the clinic. This wonderful open and friendly space is now used for community health teachings. Parents come to learn about healthy parenting, infant feeding, child survival, immunizations, and many other life-saving topics. Every class is free of charge, just as the maternity care given on site is free of charge as well.

We would love to get your input on other parenting topics to teach in the former disaster zone, utilizing our new multi-purpose building. Send ideas or suggestions to: info@mercyinaction.com

Blessings to all our donors and wishing you the very best for a Happy New Year! 

Celebrating new life and a New Year!
Celebrating new life and a New Year!

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Jan 1, 2017

Christmas Typhoon rips through island, midwives homes

The Midwives with a patient on Mindoro island
The Midwives with a patient on Mindoro island

While we were celebrating Christmas Day in the US, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines  was hit by a deadly typhoon square on on in the community where our Mercy In Action supported clinic was recently built .Thankfully, no lives were lost, and all our staff and their families, and the staff and families of the mission we partner with,  came through the storm ok physically, just frightened.  The  medical building was built strong and withstood the winds, but our head midwife and her assistant both lost the roof off of their home in the typhoon, and subsequently had their small homes flooded with rain water. 

So we go into 2017 rebuilding again, in a country that sees more than its fair share of natural disasters. Thank you for your wonderful support for our mission of bringing safe, respectful maternity care to the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. It makes a big difference.

If you would like to send notes of encouragement and/or prayers to our staff who are temporarily homeless, please send through our email at: info@mercyinaction.com.

And thank you for your donations, which are needed now more than ever. Our doors remain open on Mindoro island, in spite of the typhoons, and our team is ready to welcome any pregnant woman who needs assistance.

Outreach to tribal women to provide prenatal care
Outreach to tribal women to provide prenatal care
Life goes on, even during storms. Welcome new babe
Life goes on, even during storms. Welcome new babe

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Sep 26, 2016

Celebrating Volunteers who make a big difference!

Midwife Nerissa with the newest Volunteer, Exodus
Midwife Nerissa with the newest Volunteer, Exodus

Our volunteers make us very happy! And we have wonderful things to celebrate with them right now.

We are celebrating the birth of a new baby for our volunteers Rina and her husband Clark. Congratulations and welcome to the world, baby xodus. Rina writes: "When Exodus is a lil bit bigger, I am going back to Cumpio Midwife Clinic to volunteer again. Even though i am a mother of four now I still want to do the volunteering I like. ...I share anything i learn to any pregnant women i can encounter about births."

And we are celebrating the graduation from Midwifery College of one of our dear volunteers Aurore, who came to the Philippines this summer to bring baby clothes, medical supplies, and a donation of chairs for the new teaching hall we are building. She writes: "I am back in Switzerland after almost 5 weeks there! It was really a nice time and I was very happy to see everyone. I was able to offer baby clothes to Nerissa and to Cecille for their birth center. All donations come from friends and churches in Switzerland! 30kg in total!"

We are so thankful for our volunteers, who bring so much joy into our lives and the lives of our patients. We wish them well as they raise babies, begin their careers in midwifery, and continue to serve Mercy In Action.

And a big thank you to all our Global Giving donors. Though we may not be able to have you with us helping in person, your donations make this ministry possible. You are also volunteers in this work, and we celebrate you! 

Celebrating new baby with volunteers Rina & Clark
Celebrating new baby with volunteers Rina & Clark
Celebrating graduation with new midwife Aurore
Celebrating graduation with new midwife Aurore
Chairs donated by volunteer Aurore and her friends
Chairs donated by volunteer Aurore and her friends
 
   

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