LATEST UPDATE


ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END
It was with grateful hearts, albeit also a little sadness, that we said good bye to Anja, our student volunteer from Germany. Having spent about two and a half months with us (her second stint at Mercy House),  she left on 27 July to continue her studies in Germany.  
The photos of our outing with Anja to our nearby park, show just how much fun we had with her around. We thank her most sincerely for her love and tremendous dedication, and look forward already to her next visit. 
We have no doubt at all that we shall remain with her, deep down in her heart…  
Go well, Anja, we love you!

A GRATEFUL TRIBUTE TO OUR SCHOOL SANDWICH CIRCLE LADIES 
 
Ms Diana Gordon Grant has only been with Mercy House 
for around 6 months,and yet she and her husband, Tim, 
have done so much for us in that short period of time. 
Just one of the many ways in which Diana helps, is, that 

she heads the School Sandwich Circle, a group of ladies who, 
more - or- less once a month, donate a Weeks's supply 
of sandwiches which our scholars and students are able 
to take to their respective places of learning for their 

lunches during the day. 
Some leave as early as 6.00 a.m. and get home only after 
8.30 p.m.these are our nursing students of course. 
Scholars get home earlier, students around 6.00 p.m. 
All of them are so happy about these sandwiches, since they 
do not have money to buy lunches... 
They also appreciate the fact that there is always a variety 
in the pack! 
Ms Lauren Petersen, one of these ladies, who in fact is 
a working mother - a lawyer - and still finds time to help us. 
The second photo shows Diana Gordon Grant, the organiser 
of the scheme. We thank all our ladies,too many to name here, 
and pray that God will reward your caring kindness.
 
GO WELL DIBABA

It is with pride and joy that we wish our Dibaba everything of the best: he has been honored with being selected for a year’s study at a very select and excellent private school, called Stowe, in England, starting in September. It is a Richard Branson bursary received through his Dominican Convent school in Belgravia.  
The photo shows Dibaba about 6 year’s ago with his younger brother. Dibaba and his family have in fact been part of our Mercy House family  for around 9 years… We know that Dibaba deserves this honour and wish him positively everything of the best for a wonderful year ahead… at the same time we thank his school for giving him this tremendous opportunity.
ILL HEALTH

We regret to report the ill health of one of the pillars of Mercy House, management team member, Ms
Tish Holding. 
In the photo she is shown enjoying one of our picnics at the park.  We pray for her speedy recovery and deeply appreciate her enormous commitment to our Mercy work.  

THREE CHEERS FOR ALL OUR LOYAL ST RICHARDS SUPPORTERS

On 12 August, our loyal team of Mercy workers in the UK organised a luncheon to raise money for our Mercy work.  It was a huge success and the weather held out for a beautiful day for their outdoor  lunch.  
We thank them very sincerely for their dedication and loyalty to us, in particular,  Penny and Mick Finn,Judy McGregor, John Frost, Gerald Farrell and Father Kieron.  
May you be rewarded for your tremendous help…