Projects

The caregivers program seeks to improve the lives of the old and frail who are housebound. Caregivers visit them, assess their needs and try to improve their lives. Caregivers transport invalids to and from their homes and the St. John’s Clinic in Kodera. Marijane Jones, a hospice nurse, started the program a few years ago.…
Mercy Walk’s practice is to work through indigenous groups rather than establish a separate presence.  This section describes the groups and projects that we are engaged with. If you find any of particular interest, contact Priscilla Larsen at priscilla@mercy-walk.org for more information.
Healthcare, Nutrition, and Prevention at St. John’s Clinic at Kodera Karabach Where We Began During the Christmas season of 1999 , PLCC missions committee sent four members to the Sures in Kodera, Kenya. The needs weren’t clearly understood until that visit. The greatest need expressed by the leadership of the village was healthcare. The situation…
Pine Lake Academy, with motto of “Empowered to Serve”, was begun in May 2006 to enable the children of Kodera to get enough education to be able to go on to higher education. These 220 children need a permanent campus as they continue to add kids. In his mid-year 2008 report, Christopher Sure reports: “If…
When a widow has complete responsibility for the health of her family, and has no source of income, this becomes very difficult. In Kodera she has access to free care from the St. John’s Clinic, Karabach, and these widows do, in fact, receive care on a sliding scale. With a HEALTH INSURANCE FUND available, if…
Kodera is a rural village of nearly 20,000 in the highlands of  eastern Kenya.  It is a village of Luo people.  They survive primarily from agriculture.  In the 1930’s an illness passed through the village that left many of the people temporarily blind.  Local superstition lead to the belief in the surrounding villages that these…
The Living Hope Center, in Targu Jiu, Romania, was formed in 1998 by Adrian and Lavinia Dreana of Romania, for the purpose of meeting the holistic needs of the poor people in the South of Romania. This former Landowners Home was purchased and restored in 2004 and is the center for many community initiatives such…