Updates from Ethiopia




Streams of Mercy Team in T'ede

I have three updates from Ethiopia to share via the Streams of Mercy blog:



We are here to present two donkeys to Pastor Zerahun and his wife from Streams of Mercy. This will enable them to carry water and food to the needy of his area. This Donkey Hauling Link (DHL), will provide transport to help many poor villagers in 5 villages in this area. These are some of God’s hidden heroes scattered around the world...




Samuel stood before us. He’s 11 years old. He was nervous, but quickly overcame the pressure of speaking before us and said “I am very happy - I love my home here.” Then, he told us the difference this home has made in his life. Samuel was orphaned when both of his parents died. He was taken in by an uncle and, as is often the case, became a slave of the family, forced to work and care for the couple’s child. When he didn’t work hard enough or quickly enough, he was repeatedly beaten. He tried to escape once, but they caught him and beat him mercilessly. When he got a chance, he ran away for good...



The Ethiopian food was fantastic. The serving staff came with a huge assortment of food all served directly on Injira bread. Then came the fun of eating everything with our hands…. no silverware is used, and I have to admit that several people were a little nervous with the experience. We had beef, lamb, spinach, lentils, and a huge assortment of national dishes. The Injira bread is “interesting”, and not quite like anything any of us have ever eaten before...



Joy reports that there have been nine newly abandoned babies that were brought to our Widows and Orphans Homes in the western part of the country.  We thank God that those children were rescued and brought to us!  Those are nine precious lives that will be matched with forever families in the United States.  All of them will be brought to our Adama Widows and Orphans Home where they will be nourished and loved on.