This home is located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, 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. There is also Eva, assistant who cooks and helps to take care of the children.
Though it seemed a world away, all children and caregivers remember throughout the years to pray regularly for those who helped them. They know that the generosity of caring and compassionate people continued to provide them with a chance for a shining future. Would you like to become a part of such success?