The ‘Mission of Mercy’ was launched by Joseph A. Grima on the 12th of October 1997. It was something that Mr. Grima wanted to do a long time ago as he witnessed for many years the injustices, cruelty, hunger, abuse and lack of care for underprivileged children around the world – he experienced all this as a child. His time in the Royal Navy bore witness to all this for around 13 years. The opportunity to do something came when Joseph returned to his place of birth, Malta. The mission was launched on his 50th birthday 10 months after he landed in Malta.