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Peter Was Resuscitated Back to Life – Medical Mission 2017

Medical Mission Team 2017 UPDATE

4 Days, over 900 Patients!

Our medical mission team was able to treat over 900 patients in four days! Thank YOU for making this outreach possible and helping to care for so many people. Our short term team came alongside our long term staff with a heart to reach out in love and meet the practical needs of those in surrounding villages! Read the update from team member Jonathan.
Jonathan runs the medical clinic at the Show Mercy base.
Show Mercy Medical Mission Outreach
"It’s remarkable and should not be underestimated, it is something to esteem and be proud of, because I think we are doing what Jesus would physically and spiritually do. When you do this, it’s hard to leave there untransformed though physically exhausting, it is spiritually renewing.WE GET TO DO THIS, BANANGE (Lugandan for WOW)!"
Jonathan, Clinical Physician SMI Clinic

Here is what Jonathan wrote to us after the outreach:

I always wonder why we meet some people who should be managed in a hospital but have been staying at home with life threatening conditions without treatment. I have finally understood that no one in this world enjoys pain but circumstances do dictate the reason why we get overwhelming numbers of people coming to where SMI has camped for an outreach. The reason isn’t because they are ignorant or they are not feeling pain, it is because they can’t afford the medical care.

We saw cases ranging from:
  • deadly septic wounds that have not had any treatment in weeks
  • tumors some of them suspected to be cancerous but have never had a consultation anywhere
  • elderlies that succumb to stroke due to undetected hypertension
  • women with different gynecological and obstetrical conditions
  • people with unscreened life threatening infections
  • babies and children who come with high grade fevers, malaria and some having seizures , vomiting , dehydrated, iv lines are set up for rehydration, injections are given to the severe cases and some are referred for further intervention
The emotional hurt and pain that people carry is unexplainable and there is always time to love, care and pray for the many that are wounded. This is what Show Mercy does best by having a team who pray for the sick and get to preach to the gospel of Christ.
4 year old Peter was resuscitated back to life!

I managed to see a boy by the name of Peter, aged four years. He was brought by his auntie and the boy had been sick for a week. He had been kept at home because the auntie had no money to take him to the hospital. He had a high grade fevers and was very lethargic. The aunt heard that there was an opportunity to go to a medical outreach.Upon examination, he started convulsing and foaming at the mouth. He was having a seizure  We gave him medicine injections and had to resuscitate him. After testing him, we found that he had very severe malaria and we were able to treat him that day.

"I began thinking that even if it took SMI the 3days of outreach to save this little boy’s life who had stayed home complaining of fevers without treatment for a week ,I felt this is worth doing again and again."

Thank you for standing with us! With you on our side, we are able to continue to help provide amazing outreaches like this to people who can not afford help.

In 2018, we are planning to do two medical mission trips. One in February and one in July. They are so needed and help the community so much.



Say What? Parents Discuss Their 16 Year Old Daughter Serving in Uganda

In the fall of 2016, these were the words that we said in response to our daughter, Emily Howenstine, asking if she could apply to be an intern at Show Mercy International.  Emily was only 16 at the time and we trusted that God would ‘protect’ our daughter and that the rules would simply be that no one under the age of 18 could attend a summer internship.  We happily wrote the check needed to apply, signed the consent form (under the age of 18) and had confidence that there was no way that they would accept such a young person.  It could not have been any longer than 2 weeks and Emily came bouncing into the house indicating that she had been accepted to serve with SMI for 2 months in the summer of 2017.  This began our journey to see our daughter off to Uganda, Africa.  “Say What?”

As you can imagine, our initial duty was to vet the organization and search out any and all discrepancies in their methods, theology, purpose, etc.  We believe that the Bible is the final authority and in our research….we found nothing to indicate that SMI was not of that same idea.  SMI stands on the Bible as the foundation and guiding principle for the mission of the organization.  We then thought that there had to be something else.  Nothing, Nada, Zilch.  We came full circle and even though we had no personal connection with SMI, felt confident that Emily would not only be safe, but grow in her relationship with God.  That was certainly an understatement as we would find out soon after Emily’s arrival in Uganda.

The entire internship was spelled out in full detail with all questions in a document that was sent to Emily.  We were particularly impressed with the level of detail that went into the writing and direction for the interns.  We do not recall a single question that was NOT addressed in the intern packet.  Very well done!  This put us even more at ease letting our daughter travel some 8,000 miles into the unknown.  (Emily’s words)

Emily matured in many ways right in front of our ears…..we say our ears because we did not see what was happening, but we could hear the joy and growth in her voice and through her text messages that we started to receive.  SMI has a wonderful facility and does a great job at making the interns feel right at home for their time in Uganda.  We have repeatedly asked Emily if there was any time she was fearful of something or someone and she has always said she felt safe the entire time.  Emily grew exponentially in her relationship with God, far beyond what we could have ever prayed for or imagined.  God revealed Himself to her through the staff, roommates, Boda drivers and the people of Uganda.  What she has shared with us and the change that we have seen in Emily is only from God and the circumstances that led her to Uganda!

We would highly recommend SMI to anyone that is considering a short term mission or internship with the organization.  We never had a fear or concern, communication was fantastic and we would love it if Emily is called back again to Uganda with SMI!

We would like to leave with these words, straight from Emily’s heart:

Jesus is teaching me so much. He overwhelms me with His love for others and me everyday. I am so honored I get to partner with Him to spread the good news. I am learning how to love people with Unconditional love. He is transforming my mind and heart, to see circumstances how He views them. He has given me so much boldness to share His love with others.

 Brian and Amy Howenstine

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Show Mercy has an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Hurricane Harvey!

Lori Salley, Co-Founder of Show Mercy, went to high school outside of Houston in Katy, Texas. For those who know her, Lori dreamed of being a volleyball coach all because of the amazing impact her high school volleyball coach, Ellen Beck, had on her. She dreamed of impacting lives and inspiring people to live on purpose.

That dream didn’t come true, at least not the way Lori thought. Show Mercy was founded partly because of Ellen Beck’s love and encouragement. Our school years can truly impact our future choices and destinies. Mrs. Beck inspired Lori to greatness and as well as to believe great things are possible (if we don’t quit!)

Give online by clicking and selecting “most needed”:

Mrs. Beck is no longer with us, but there is a school named after her and her husband, Beck Junior High located in Katy, Texas. It is FLOODED because of the rain and overflowing reservoirs.  We aren’t sure of the devastation just yet, but as we find out, our hope would be that WE, together, can HELP.

Show Mercy is going to help a classroom get back on it’s feet. Will you join us in helping to impact a teacher(s) along with her students by providing supplies, encouragement and anything else they might need.
Beck Junior High (photo courtesy of Tompkins High School Twitter)
Lori’s high school teammate and friend, Tina Fuentes, will be our eyes and ears on the ground in Katy, Texas. She is going to help facilitate this outreach.
Give online by clicking and selecting “most needed”:


You are changing lives!


You helped to EXCEED the goal.
32 children have been sponsored!

This got us thinking….

We have 8 days left in July.

If we receive 8 more sponsors, we will see

FORTY children sponsored in the month of July.

Will you join us to reach this new GOAL?

We KNOW ALL things are possible to those who believe…and WE BELIEVE!!!

for the support we’ve seen poured out
for the future of these children.

You should see the smiles on the children’s faces!

THANK YOU to all who have joined our family of sponsors! The kids are excited to write to you SOON!

Florence was struggling in school because her family could not consistently keep her in school. She felt her future was doomed, BUT YOU together with SMI have stepped in to remind her just who she is. She is a precious daughter of our KING. She has the opportunity to step into the amazing plans God has for her.

Our team inspired Florence not to give up and now she is attending vocational school. When we asked her what her hearts desire was, she said cosmetology. Now she is pursuing her dream. She still needs another sponsor to help her. Will you help support her through the completion of her education?

Jackson has been in our program since 2007. We’ve seen him flourish and grow into a great young man.

Imagine, we get to invest into the next generation. Instead of complaining about this world, together we are doing something to influence and make an impact on it.

???????Jackson is in his last year of secondary school. He has worked very hard to get where he is and dreams of attending university. He is driven and hard working. Will you support Jackson through the completion of his education?


Update from Uganda! 10 children have been sponsored.

Please watch this video for a quick update from Julia in Uganda!

TEN children have been sponsored…
HOPE has been given!
FUTURES have been impacted.

Our goal is to get twenty more children sponsored in the month of July.

Will you invest in the future of these children?


Meet Robin and Bonny

 Robin is passionate for justice!
Bonny is a difference maker!
Robin is an 18 year old girl who is currently in secondary school. She is a very determined woman who desires to pursue law in university. We need a family of sponsors to invest in Robin’s future! Watch the video above to get to know Robin today.
Bonny is a wonderful young man! He dream of becoming an accountant. He has faced many challenges in life, but he is always full of so much hope and joy! Consider joining Bonny’s family of sponsors to support him as he finishes out his secondary school education.
What if you could help impact the FUTURE, would you? We have an opportunity for you to do just that.

As Show Mercy, we know and believe sponsorship has the power to bring transformation to children’s lives. By sponsoring a child, you not only touch the life of the child you sponsor, but it creates a ripple effect that impacts the lives of many,
We know children are the FUTURE of their communities, the nation and our world. Children are a worthy investment.

Just think, you can impact an entire community by your giving!

How will your $39/month giving help? You will help to provide educational scholarships, medical care, weekly meals and mentoring, and so much more. On top of those things, your sponsorship sends a message to a child and their family that YOU CARE and they aren’t alone.

Will you join us to LIVE ON PURPOSE? Sponsor a child today. Be a voice for these children and share their stories via Facebook, Instagram and email.

A big THANK YOU in advance for caring. Your giving is helping to touch lives.

Together we can reach our goal!


The Impact of Sponsorship



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