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 year, this has moved from a long-range goal to reality through the 5-year leasing of a four bedroom home near WAMM’s property.
In 2018, WAMM was able to purchase a piece of property in Ghana on which they are developing a more permanent facility (currently they operate out of rented facilities). The dream for this piece of land is to build three handicap accessible children’s homes that will accommodate up to ten children each. On the second floor of each of these buildings would be additional housing for staff and a temporary office. Eventually, they are asking the Lord to provide a fourth building which will house an office and small medical clinic. 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