In 1954 Dr. Mark and Dr. Hulda Buntain sailed to Calcutta for a one-year service opportunity. Observing the plight of India's poor, they began to launch a series of compassionate ministries. Their one-year stay turned into a life time as their efforts grew into a large holistic network of programs.
Today, Mercy Ministries brings new life to thousands of impoverished men, women and children. Free medical care is delivered to around 40,000 people each year at the Calcutta Mercy Hospital. At locations in and outside of Calcutta, 25,000 people a day enjoy hot meals. One hundred young women learn the art of medicine at the School of Nursing as they seek ways to support their families.