In 1979, the seeds of Living Water Teaching were planted in the country of Guatemala by Pastor Jim and Marion Zirkle. Cultivated and nurtured by the Zirkles, the work of this ministry has grown to include outreaches in eleven countries around the world. Sending The Word of God forth by way of Bible schools, evangelistic campaigns, medical clinics, Operation Shoebox, and through the ministries of the graduates of the Bible Institutes in each of these countries.


Mercy Wings International (MWI) was birthed to complement the mission of Living Water Teaching in Guatemala and surrounding countries. Aircraft would prove to be a valuable asset, on which the ministry mission could move forward.

The fleet grew to include: single, multi-engine, piston, and turbo-prop aircraft. After a tragic accident in November of 1998, Mercy Wings would lay dormant for over 10 years.

The many aircraft that once served Living Water Teaching and the people of Guatemala have long since been placed into service elsewhere outside the ministry save one, the last to join the Mercy Wings team, a Cessna T206H.

Today, Mercy Wings International again stands ready to take flight, providing air services to further the mission of Living Water Teaching by speeding the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Central America.

You are invited to reconnect with the mission and ministry. Click here to find out more.

"Do not despise this small beginning, for the eyes of the Lord rejoice to see the work begin..." Zechariah 4:10 Living Bible

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