“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. . .I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Lives are being transformed through Mercer On Mission — the lives of Mercer students and the lives of those they serve in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and around the globe. Mercer On Mission is a unique blend of study abroad and service-learning that provides life-changing experiences for students through academic instruction, cultural immersion, meaningful service, and spiritual reflection.

Working alongside in-country partners, Mercer students and faculty are distributing mosquito nets and bringing water to villages in Africa, fitting amputees in Vietnam with low-cost prosthetic legs, teaching orphans in Guatemala, students in Liberia and the homeless in Brazil, and delivering much-needed medical care in Thailand.

Mercer On Mission is the highest expression of what it means to be a faith-based university in the 21st Century. Mercer On Mission is crossing cultures and changing lives.

President Jimmy Carter on Mercer On Mission

Make a Difference in the World

Live among people in other countries. See first hand the challenges they face. Participate with them in building projects. Join them in tutoring and mentoring experiences. Provide relief assistance and basic medical care. Share your skills and knowledge.

Why Mercer on Mission?

  • Academic credit
  • Open to all Mercer students at sophomore, junior and senior levels
  • Travel infrastructure and meaningful service projects arranged under the auspices of world Baptist service organizations, including Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, American Baptist Churches USA and Buckner Orphan Care International

Clinton Global Initiative Recognizes Mercer On Mission

MOM Team Returns to Vietnam to Set-up Third Clinical Base, Meet with Government Officials - February 2015

Explore the Opportunities of Mercer on Mission

Contact University Minister and Dean of the Chapel Craig McMahan at (478) 301-2992 or via E-mail at MercerOnMission@mercer.edu.

Mercer On Mission Highlights


Over the last six years, almost 1,000 Vietnamese have received new prosthetic legs through a Mercer On Mission program led by biomedical engineering professor Dr. Ha Van Vo. That number is about to grow exponentially, thanks to new partnerships and funding from a Macon-based foundation.