This home is located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The town of Atambua is in the western portion of Timor Island.
At the time of the conflict between East Timor and Indonesia in 1999 many people end up in refugee camps. While the vast majority have returned, after the conflict ended, many could not. Many children in the camps had either lost their parents due to the fighting or had become separated from them.
Mercy Home Atambua started in 2004 with 25 orphans and displaced children. The children who initially joined this family were rescued from the hopelessness and despair of the refugee camp situated on the border of Atambua.They were welcomed to live here, find a new life, and chance for better future.
Initially we sheltered them in a rental facility, but with God’s help in 2005, Mercy Indonesia Foundation was able to purchase a piece of land and build a permanent home for them. Today, ten years later, Mercy Home Atambua is still called “home” by these 25 now young adults or teenagers. Some of them are now studying at universities and work; 13 still live there permanently while attending High-Scholl.
Mercy Atambua home caregivers are Pandry and his wife Mega Matthew. Together they have a passionate heart for the ministry and discipleship of Indonesian children. There is also Eva, assistant who cooks and helps to take care of the children. They have a passionate heart for the ministry and discipleship of Indonesian children.