Welcome to Mephibo
Thank you for your interest in our work. We are passionate about providing vocational training for young adults who are neglected and believe this will transform them and the communities they live in. We invite you to join us in this endeavor.
In 1999, I visited several orphanages in Ukraine that opened my mind and heart to the plight of young people who are neglected. I discovered that young adults were released with no job skills resulting in most turning to drugs/alcohol, prostitution and some even to suicide. What could be done to help? Provide them vocational training. Give them a skill so they can get a job and earn a living. That’s what this charity is about. We provide vocational training opportunities for neglected men and women. This is what transforms individuals and communities.
- Denny Bilter, Founder
|Mephibosheth Foundation primarily partners with the organization Kids For The Kingdom in identifying new vocational training projects and the administration of the training programs. Find out more at kidsforthekingdom.org.|
The Story of Mephibosheth
Mephibosheth was King Saul’s grandson (Jonathan’s son) who was crippled. In his culture, children who were cripples were considered worthless or a “throw-away”. Years after the death of Saul and Jonathan, King David asked if there were any descendants of Saul alive. After discovering Mephibosheth, King David as an act of grace invited him to dine at the King’s table for the rest of his life. In addition to this high honor, David restored royal status on the young man. (Details of this story can be found in 2 Samuel 9 in the Bible)
The Mephibosheth Foundation is focused on inviting and bringing neglected women and men to the King’s table. We want each individual to attain the skills necessary to lead productive lives in their communities.