DECEMBER 2021 UPDATE
Despite the inconvenience, economic and social damage caused by Covid 19, we are still here, and, from a Mercy House point of view, we can say it has been a good year, thank God. We are deeply grateful for all our benefactors and supporters, as also for the beautiful young people whom God sends our way and many other blessings, which you can read about in this update.
When we last updated our website, international focus was on Covid 19, and now on the fourth wave, Omicron. In addition, recently it is on the scary consequences of climate change, e.g. the president of one of the Pacific Islands attended the international climate change conference online, standing up to his knees in water! The seawater is rising at such an alarming rate, that it will not be long before those islands are completely submerged and lost forever, with disastrous consequences for the inhabitants.
“From whom much has been given, much will be expected.” But those world leaders represent each one of us. Everyone needs to take these issues seriously and to see what we can personally do to help, even it is just to stop plastic bags, as Rwanda has done. The attached photo shows a rainbow, which recently appeared above Mercy House. It is a sign of the covenant and a reminder that God is with us. “The forward road is the road for you.”
Lockdown At Mercy House
We, of Mercy House, did not only pray that we would be spared from the virus, but also implemented practicalRead more.
Lockdown Constraints And Positives
CONSTRAINTS When I was a student, we had a saying we used to joke about amongst one another: A studentRead more.
Great Support From SVDP
We thank Mr Peter Keshwar and his co-workers for their tremendous support. They not only give us donated food ofRead more.
… And Now For Some Good News! New Play Centre Roof
Those of us involved in the running and management of Mercy House have, for some time, been discussing the needRead more.
Birthday Celebration For Our Leader, Eddie
It was a whopper of a cake, really huge, a giant cake, if we could name itRead more.
A True “Spring Cleaning”
Once we had replaced our play centre roof, we realised the need to repaint our house, outside and in. TwoRead more.
Farewell And Go Well
We have to admit it was a very sad moment when we had to say goodbye to a family weRead more.
MH Now A Registered Charity
More good news is that earlier this year, we finally got registered as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO) and Non-ProfitRead more.
Welcome To The New Residents
On 5 September we were able to welcome Mari Jean and her young daughter, Brielle. They are from Rwanda. MariRead more.
Get To Know Us: Meet Emily
Through the mediation of a refugee, Emily was introduced to us in the year 2012. We found her living onRead more.