ABOUT US

Hi, we're Bob and Darlene McCoy!

At the beginning of 2007, God began stirring the hearts of Bob’s parents (Bob Sr. and Evelyn McCoy) that in order for their ministry to continue lasting success there needed to be a successor. It was at this same time that we were also feeling it was time to start re-engaging the call to missions that God had placed in our hearts. We loved what Bob’s parents were doing and it seemed like the Lord was asking us to take a step of faith and seek out what His plan was with us and Bob and Evelyn’s Ministry—Vessels of Mercy Ministries. 

So, in 2007 Bob made a trip with his dad and God clearly confirmed our calling into ministry and our involvement with his parents’ ministry. In 2008 we made our first trip together. This was the beginning of a 7 year transition period where we would go from pastoring a church in Michigan, to taking over the directorship of Vessels of Mercy Ministries and becoming full time missionaries. 

We are still directing the ministry, and as such, spend the majority of the year traveling from country to country in Asia. Bob and Evelyn are not able to travel as much but still make at least one trip overseas a year. During the rest of the year they are holding down the base by maintaining the post office correspondence, finances, reports, and regularly connecting with supporters through personal and church visits. 

The Lord has been good and has been continuing to grow our reach, providing for the spiritual and physical needs of the people we serve, and providing for our needs through our partnerships.

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ABOUT US

Hi, we're Bob and Darlene McCoy!

At the beginning of 2007, God began stirring the hearts of Bob’s parents (Bob Sr. and Evelyn McCoy) that in order for their ministry to continue lasting success there needed to be a successor. It was at this same time that we were also feeling it was time to start re-engaging the call to missions that God had placed in our hearts. We loved what Bob’s parents were doing and it seemed like the Lord was asking us to take a step of faith and seek out what His plan was with us and Bob and Evelyn’s Ministry—Vessels of Mercy Ministries. 

So, in 2007 Bob made a trip with his dad and God clearly confirmed our calling into ministry and our involvement with his parents’ ministry. In 2008 we made our first trip together. This was the beginning of a 7 year transition period where we would go from pastoring a church in Michigan, to taking over the directorship of Vessels of Mercy Ministries and becoming full time missionaries. 

We are still directing the ministry, and as such, spend the majority of the year traveling from country to country in Asia. Bob and Evelyn are not able to travel as much but still make at least one trip overseas a year. During the rest of the year they are holding down the base by maintaining the post office correspondence, finances, reports, and regularly connecting with supporters through personal and church visits. 

The Lord has been good and has been continuing to grow our reach, providing for the spiritual and physical needs of the people we serve, and providing for our needs through our partnerships.

Where we are now

We get asked a lot, "Where are you guys serving right now?"

The answer, "We travel where we are most needed, and often go to several areas in one trip."

Now, you can see where we are now, and where we have recently been!

Bangladesh: Home of Peace

In northern Bangladesh there is a children’s home that normally houses and provides an education for approximately 500 orphan and “at-risk” children from around the country. Because of the rapid shut down of busses and transportation for the Covid pandemic, 250 of these children were not able to make it home before the lockdown and…

USA: Serving Remote

Due to Covid-19 the countries that we are working in, in Asia, are closed to visitors. So we are currently running the ministry remotely from the States. During this time we have been asking God for wisdom on how to remain effective and how to accomplish all we are called to do. We have implemented…

Philippines: Food Relief

There is a phrase that keeps being repeated to us by Pastors in the Philippines. It is “no work – no eat members”. They have been explaining to us that segments of their congregation are basically daily laborers. When the quarantines and lockdowns went into effect that meant they were not able to earn money…

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HISTORY OF VESSELS OF MERCY

In 1987, God opened the doors for Bob and Evelyn McCoy to head for the Philippines as missionaries, along with their 3 children Sharon, Bob Jr., and Daniel. Serving overseas in missions was the fruition of a seed that God had placed in Bob Sr.’s heart when he was a young man in the U.S. Navy, and in Evelyn’s heart since she was a child in church hearing the stories of missionaries. 

The family’s first assignment was assisting another family in running a Bible school in a remote mountain province of the northern Philippines. A couple years later, God led them to relocate closer to the capital city of Manila, where Bob Sr. would help establish and run a Bible school. It was during these years that they were also actively pastoring a church, and traveling around the country conducting seminars for pastors and leaders.

It was during Bob Sr.’s time in the Navy, that God had placed a burden on his heart for the nation of Viet Nam. By 1995, the children had all graduated from high school and were starting their own lives and families back in the United States. God opened the door for Bob and Evelyn to move to Viet Nam and serve there. Once again, they started their first 2 years by serving under another established mission organization. From there, they branched out into other areas and one opportunity was to help establish an international church in Hanoi. Initially, it was a point of fellowship and contact for international people living in the area. It also became a huge connection hub with people from all over Asia. It opened doors to many other countries. 

One of these connections was a man who introduced Bob Sr. to a ministry in Bangladesh. It was through these divine appointments that Vessels of Mercy Ministries’ footprint started growing to include projects in Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, and other surrounding Asian countries. Bob and Evelyn retained Viet Nam as their home base but spent more and more time traveling to other nations. They were involved in many various types of outreaches that involved both spiritual training, emergency relief, and livelihood projects. It has always been the heartbeat of the ministry to demonstrate God’s mercy by meeting both spiritual and physical needs. 

Bob & Evelyn
Bob & Evelyn

HISTORY OF VESSELS OF MERCY

In 1987, God opened the doors for Bob and Evelyn McCoy to head for the Philippines as missionaries, along with their 3 children Sharon, Bob Jr., and Daniel. Serving overseas in missions was the fruition of a seed that God had placed in Bob Sr.’s heart when he was a young man in the U.S. Navy, and in Evelyn’s heart since she was a child in church hearing the stories of missionaries. 

The family’s first assignment was assisting another family in running a Bible School in a remote Mountain Province of the northern Philippines. A couple years later, God led them to relocate closer to the capital city of Manila, where Bob Sr. would help establish and run a Bible School. It was during these years that they were also actively pastoring a church, and traveling around the country conducting seminars for pastors and leaders.

It was during Bob Sr.’s time in the Navy, that God had placed a burden on his heart for the nation of Viet Nam. By 1995, the children had all graduated from high school and were starting their own lives and families back in the United States. God opened the door for Bob and Evelyn to move to Viet Nam and serve there. Once again, they started their first 2 years by serving under another established mission organization. From there, they branched out into other areas and one opportunity was to help establish an international church in Hanoi. Initially, it was a point of fellowship and contact for international people living in the area. It also became a huge connection hub with people from all over Asia. It opened doors to many other countries. 

One of these connections was a man who introduced Bob Sr. to a ministry in Bangladesh. It was through these divine appointments that Vessels of Mercy Ministries’ footprint started growing to include projects in Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, and other surrounding Asian countries. Bob and Evelyn retained Viet Nam as their home base but spent more and more time traveling to other nations. They were involved in many, various types of outreaches that involved both spiritual training, emergency relief, and livelihood projects. It has always been the heartbeat of the ministry to demonstrate God’s mercy by meeting both spiritual and physical needs. 

FUTURE

We are so excited about the ongoing partnership we have with the churches, pastors, and people of Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. We know the Lord has sent us to them and by His grace have been able to serve them as they have needed.

We also know that God likes to broaden borders and relationships and therefore we expect our mission area to grow. We wait eagerly to see how He'll work, who He'll send, and how He'll save in the years to come!

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;

Psalms 65:5

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FUTURE

We are so excited about the ongoing partnership we have with the churches, pastors, and people of Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. We know the Lord has sent us to them by His grace have been able to serve them as they have needed.

We also know that God likes to broaden borders and relationships and therefore, we expect our mission area to grow. We wait eagerly to see how He'll work, who He'll send, and how He'll save in the years to come!

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