About Us

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!”

We believe the Word of God is the only sufficient tool to transform any life; even lives devastated by addictions. Because of this, our central focus is the application of the Bible to the lives of men who go through the program.

The Bible has wealth of material that speaks precisely to addictions, it is rich in relevant, life-transforming truth.

Addictions are a problem of the heart. We were created by God and for God. But when sin entered the world, creatures that were made for His honor and glory, the Bible tells us, “exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator”(Romans 1:25). This is the heart of addictions. It was John Calvin who famously wrote; “The human heart is a perpetual factory of idols” (Jer. 17:9, Ez. 14:7). Addictions are a form of idolatry, a worship disorder.  They are a manifestation of sin in a life-dominating and life-devastating way. It is slavery to the worship of the desires of the heart. Therefore, primarily a spiritual issue. Fortunately, God has graciously provided the solution for our sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and in the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. At Village Mercy, we counsel men to worship their way out of addiction by guiding them to a God who delights in setting sinners free.

We point people to Jesus because we believe “our liberation comes through a person, not a system of ideas and principles. “Everything we need for life and godliness” ultimately comes “through our knowledge of him [Jesus Christ]” (2 Peter 1:3).”

We believe the Word of God is the only sufficient tool to transform any life; even lives devastated by addictions. Because of this, our central focus is the application of the Bible to the lives of men who go through the program.

A secondary, but major emphasis, of the ministry of Village Mercy is equipping residents with job skills and the opportunity for remedial education.

Located in East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa, we are committed to offering the hope and light of the Gospel into the bleak, despairing and dark pits of addictions.