Many years ago, Alvin Toffler wrote a book entitled: “Future Shock”. He pointed out that, even then, technology was advancing so quickly that people were suffering from “future shock.” 30 or 40 years down the line this process is even more intense. Technology, even that small little cell phone, is taking over the world and turning it into a global village. It is overwhelming.

A wise man said that “the only thing that is permanent about life is change.” And, difficult though it may be, we have got to cope, be flexible and find meaning in all that happens. But there is one thing that is permanent about life, and that is our relationship with God, the only stable focal axis of all that is, also of our lives. It is sometimes hard to believe, but our faith teaches us that “not even a sparrow falls to the ground without your Father knowing it!” We do not have all the answers, but we do have our faith. The more we immerse ourselves in our supernatural anchorage, the true roots of our being, the more inner peace and inner security we will have.

To quote an ad: “Life’s a journey, enjoy the ride! As you can read below: our Mercy work continues to be blessed and we are happy to be part of this work and journey. God bless you for being part of it.


Diana Beamish

Three Cheers And Thank You So Much St Richards!
On 20 July this year, our UK Mercy Team, once again held their annual garden party to raise money for
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“Make Mercy House Beautiful” Day!
Saturday is usually a day for extra lessons, but not the 8th September. This was set aside to be “Make Mercy House
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Visit To The American International School
On Saturday 9 of our Mercy House scholars had the privilege of attending a Fun Day at the American International
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Heroic Family’s Loving Dedication
Daniel is the youngest in a large family from the DRC. He is now 12. When he was only a
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A Tribute To The Remarkable Determination And Achievement Of Our Dr. Emmanuel Taban
On Thursday 25 October 2018, Emmanuel Taban received his 3rd degree at Wits University in Johannesburg. Having arrived in Johannesburg
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A Tribute To The Remarkable Determination And Achievement Of Our Robert Kagabo
Robert fled from his home country, Burundi, at age 15 on 21 May, 1997. His father had been killed in
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Two Matriculants In The Pipeline
  This year two of our residents are writing matric. Ivan and Dioscor, both from Rwanda, attend Phoenix College and
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Get To Know Us: Meet Sister Clementine And Innocentia Mdaka
Innocentia Mdaka is another of our Mercy House icons. She got to know about Mercy House on reading the Comboni
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Meet Our Charlie
The photo shows Charlie when he came to us in December 2013.  He is with Zeng, whom Charlie adopted from
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Meet Our New Arrival
Diogen moved into Mercy House on the 8th of June. He comes from northern DRC. His mother and father were
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