Mercy Waikabubak children’s home of West Sumba has been operating since March 2005. Sumba Island is economically poor and many people cannot earn enough to survive. This has left a large number of orphans. Without outside help, they would also perish.
For this reason, Mercy Waikabubak was planted in west Sumba. The orphan home also serves as a Christian Community Center for the area that has a a radio station. The older orphans help to run the station. Many locals have received Christ because of this ministry.
Many of the children living at this home come from impoverished families from the villages around West Sumba. They are either orphans or have a sole surviving parent unable to provide for their child’s basic daily needs.
The dominant religion of this area is Animism. They worship the false god Merapu by offering him blood sacrifices of animals. They celebrate Merapu Holy Day, harvest-time, new home, wedding, and funeral ceremonies. The people living here speak their own local language and do not typically understand Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesia’s official language.
Saul and Dian Mauleky are the leaders for the Waikabubak Mercy. With great love and passion for their children, they delight in ministering to the kids and disciplining them to become future leaders.