Mercy and Truth Medical Missions began in 1995, shortly after Cathy Gordon returned home from a missions trip overseas. She soon realized there were many poor and underserved in her own backyard. Wanting to show God’s love through healthcare to the underserved, Cathy started Mercy and Truth; first to meet needs internationally and then with local clinics.
Since 1995, Mercy and Truth teams have gone into countries such as Kenya, Malawi, Colombia, Mexico, Russia, China, India, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil. Mercy and Truth - International continues to send out medical mission teams to the remotest parts of the world, meeting spiritual needs and promoting healthcare.
The first clinic opened in Shawnee, Kansas in 2001. The need was great in Wyandotte County so Mercy and Truth opened a second clinic in Kansas City Kansas in 2004. In 2016, a major renovation took place in the current Kansas City Kansas clinic. By 2018, the Shawnee clinic doubled its space and moved to its current location.