Hello everyone, I'm known as Mercia! I'm so glad you are interested in knowing more about me.


Here is a younger picture of me so you can see how much I've grown

Birthdate: January 13, 2014

Since: July 2, 2016

"Mercia is a sensitive little girl and has tremendous needs for others. Mercia was abandoned by her mother, and to this day we don’t know where she is. We also have no information on the whereabouts of her father. Mercia's grandmother is the relative that comes by to visits her. Mercia has gone through many difficult situations - abuse, rejection, sickness, but she is doing very well now. She started elementary school in February, and seems to be liking it."

- Corrie Ockhuysen

My favorite 


"I love to play and make sand cakes."

My favorite 


English and Math

My favorite 


"I love rice and cabbage."

My most recent accomplishment


My birthday wish

My dream

"I dream of sleeping and one day becoming a great mom."


Please pray for a wonderful future for Mercia, for her emotional life healed from all the past traumatic situations. Also pray for her family.


We praise the Lord that Mercia is growing up, she's helpful and has a good sense of humor. 

there are 45 of us - this way to the previous one 

there are 45 of us - this way to the next one 

Mercia Gerson

Me at play

My health

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Iris Matola Rio Children Center

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People within Europe who want to support us on a regular base (or a onetime donation), please support us through:
God’s Embassy Amsterdam, Ellermanstraat 30, 1114AK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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