Mailing Address: Project Mercy • 7011 Ardmore Avenue • Fort Wayne • Indiana • 46809 •
Birthdays: Deme - April 10, Marta - March 22
Deme and Marta's Wedding Anniversary - January 31
Marta and Deme are presently providing food relief to the more than 253,000 people in the 180-mile circumference around Yetebon. Since 1993, Marta and Deme have focused Project Mercy's efforts in community development in Yetebon addressing people's basic needs for education, health care, and vocational skills with the goal of sharing Christ.
About Project Mercy
Project Mercy works together with the rural community in Yetebon, Ethiopia in tangible ways to help them become sustainable. In what has now become Ethiopia's worst famine, Project Mercy is also involved in food relief efforts. As they systematically disperse aid to the greatest needs first, they ensure the most critically malnourished receive the sustaining help they desperately need. The community development and education programs also are helping to diminish the previous 100% illiteracy rate and lack of long-term skills. The development project is helping the community to become self-sufficient and providing hope for their future - physically and spiritually.
Learn more about the Project Mercy story here.
Ethiopia is one of the world's most impoverished states, with annual per-capita income of barely US$100 and a population of 65 million people, of whom nearly two-thirds are illiterate. Although the country exports small amounts of coffee, sugar cane, oilseeds, hides, and beeswax, it remains highly indebted to foreign banks, and poverty and diseases are rampant. Although many agree on the gravity of the situation in Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa, not all agree on the solution. (WorldPress.org)
Project Mercy Prayer Requests & Praise Report - June 2014
Please be in prayer for:
God's provision for all aspectsof Project Mercy's work and ministry in Ethiopia and stateside. Funds are low this year and it is concerning; however, we continue to trust HIS faithfulness to provide as we faithfully serve HIM as in Matthew 25:40.
Marta and Deme are currently stateside...please pray for the Lord's refreshment to wash over them - body, soul, and spirit. For the time they are stateside, they hope to have opportunities to increase awareness of what and how the Lord is using Project Mercy to impact many children and families in Ethiopia.
Our long term volunteers as they complete their school year and head back home - may the Lord richly bless themfor the amazing example of excellence and Christ-like witness in everything they did - we had a "wonderful" group and are so humbled to have had the opportunity to serve together.
- A need we shared last month but continues to be an urgent need - finding qualified volunteer teachers with Master's degree in Midwifery and Anesthesiology to teach at our Health Science College in Yetebon. The high mortality rate of infants and new mothers is very high in Ethiopia. Once the Health Science College is functioning, Project Mercy can join efforts with other Midwifery training schools in Ethiopia to increase the number of needed midwives in order to help eradicate this very critical problem.
Thank you once again for your partnership... God bless you!
Last updated: 6/11/14