Serving in Ghana, West Africa
West African Mercy Ministries
Brian & Debbie McIntyre have been serving in Ghana, West Africa since November, 2007. They founded West African Mercy Ministries (WAMM) in 2005 and during their first 7 years overseas were able to establish House Of Mercy (HOMe), a Hospice Foster Home for infants and toddlers. James 1:27 reminds us that pure worship involves caring for widows and orphans. This reminder has become a driving force to their ministry in Ghana.
The McIntyres and WAMM believe that this reminder is for everyone. That is why their desire is to involve Everyday Christians in Pure Worship. So WAMM is seeking to develop a House For Mercy (H4Me)—a guest house that will provide followers of Jesus Christ from outside Ghana a place where they can participate in mercy ministry—in pure worship. This is in their long-range planning.
Recently WAMM was able to purchase a piece of property in Ghana on which they hope to develop a more permanent facility (currently they operate out of rented facilities). The dream for this piece of land is to build three children’s homes on the property, all on ground level. On the second floor of each these buildings would be additional housing for staff on two of the buildings and an office and short term mission team housing on the third building. The property is large enough to also provide space for a play area and for a separate kitchen to help ease the strain on the house parents.
Though the McIntyres are temporarily located in Waukesha, Wisconsin following Debbie’s cancer surgery and chemotherapy, the ministry is not on hold. Their plans include travel back and forth between Wisconsin and Ghana as Debbie’s schedule allows. In this way, they can continue to oversee existing as well as developing ministries in Ghana while Debbie continues follow up with her oncologist.
Mission Organization: West African Mercy Ministries