Mercy ministers to the whole person, including a person’s mind.
Mercy has partnered with Bridge to Reading Literacy to help reach illiterate adults with the love of Christ through teaching them to read and write the language they speak.
1 in 5 adults worldwide cannot read or write.
Not being able to read and write can truly make a person feel imprisoned in many ways. They experience isolation, low self-esteem, unemployment, low income, and many dangers related to the inability to read essential information.
In addition, the higher number of illiterate individuals in a society, the slower the overall long-term GDP growth rate is.
There are currently volunteer tutors in the Central African Republic, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa), and in Colombia (South America) who are trained to teach reading, writing, and basic math in their local churches.
This ministry is a powerful evangelism tool that is helping believers learn to read the Bible.