Mercyland Sanctuary Inc was established in the Fall of 2017 by two couples: Apostle Mark and Cecilia Darko (Maryland, USA), and Mark Boa and his wife Madam Adwoa Akoto (New Jersey, USA). During the fall of the following year (2018) the Organization was incorporated in Maryland. Both couples were convinced about God’s mandate upon their lives to be His hands extended to the hurting world by providing holistic ministry (souls and body) to those to whom the Lord would send them. Ministry to the soul would involve making disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ, and ministry to the body would involve the provision of material needs to the needy; in obedience to the Lord’s Commands (Mat 28:18-20; Mat 14:16).
After incorporation, Madan Adwoa Akoto felt the Lord was leading her to let Mercyland Sanctuary Inc. take over the administration of her own Non-Governmental Organization in Ghana called Mercy Land Organization, which she established in 2011 at Manpong Hemman near Kumasi in Ghana.
Residing in Jersey City (NJ, USA) Madam Akoto had appointed people to manage the orphanage and school in Ghana. The aspect of management saw a lot of challenges, as those in charge didn’t always have that passion for the orphans. In many cases, it became for some, an avenue of exploitation and an opportunity to reach their own private goals. In spite of the huge investment pumped into the project, the orphanage and school begun to see a downward spiral, and needed immediate intervention. Maame Adwoa begun to seriously pray for God to lead her to a person who had the same passion as her, and who had the requisite skills and integrity to take over the project. It was during these moments of difficulty that the Lord brought the two families together to form Mercyland Sanctuary which then absorbed Mercyland Organization.
Our Board of Directors
Apostle Mark Darko.
Mrs. Lea Karamoko.
Mrs. Cecilia Darko.
OUR BIBLICAL MANDATE
The following verses reveal our passion and drive:
James 1:27 “Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world”
Deuteronomy 10:16, 17 “Therefore, circumcise your heart, and do not be stubborn anymore. 17 For the Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the fearsome God who is unbiased and takes no bribe. 18 He executes the judgment of the orphan and the widow and loves the foreigner, giving him food”
Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows”.
Deuteronomy 27:19 “Cursed is he who perverts justice for the foreigner, orphan, and widow.” And all the people shall say, “Amen.”
Widows and orphans are under God’s direct protection, and any harm done to them is met with the wrath of God:
“You must not afflict any widow or orphan. 23 If you afflict them in any way and they cry to me, I will surely hear their cry, 24 and my anger will burn and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children will be fatherless. Exodus 22:22-15
There are nations and individuals suffering today because they violated the above Divine Injunction. Certain individuals are seeking deliverance from demons, whereas their afflictions come from Jehovah himself. (Also read Isaiah 58:1-6).