Mailing Address: Project Mercy • P.O. Box 29516 • Addis Ababa • Ethiopia • Africa •
Birthdays: Deme - April 10, Marta - March 22, Deme and Marta's Anniversary - January 31
Marta and Deme are presently providing food relief and 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 peoples basic needs for education, health care, and vocational skills with the hope of sharing Christ.
About Project Mercy
Project mercy works together with the rural community in Yetebon, Ethiopia in tangible ways to help them become sustaining. 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 sustaining skills. The development project is helping the community to become self-sufficient and providing hope for their future - physically and spiritually.
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. - from WorldPress.org
Project Mercy Prayer Requests & Praise Report - September 18, 2012
Please be in prayer for:
- Our school in Yetebon; a full faculty of teachers has been a special concern this year.
- The new volunteer teachers who are starting at the school this year. These long-term volunteers include: Mandy, Betsie, Sachi, Thomas, Jared, Maria, Elbert, and also Zondra who returns from last year.
- The electricity at the new High School continues to hold up the opening at that facility; without electricity the water cannot be provided either. Pray that this moves forward sooner rather than later.
- As Ethiopia chooses a new Prime Minister, that the transition of leadership will go smoothly.
- Safe travel for volunteers and visitors to and from Project Mercy. Groups include teachers, board members, and medical teams.
Marta continues to heal well from her eye surgery earlier this year; this has been a good year for Deme and Marta healthwise.
This past summer’s Literacy program was successful with 189 adults in the rural areas being taught by 43 volunteer student teachers at 16 different sites
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:1,2
God Bless you!