Dear Friends

Since our late update, the Coronavirus has descended upon us and the whole world like an atomic cloud. Probably it has  done even more damage. Everyone has been affected and suffered the consequences in some or other way. But don’t forget, the grass fields are burnt to their roots in winter, and the world looks dark, yet take a closer look in Spring and see the beautiful green shoots sprouting up for new life. The trees which were barren are growing new green leaves proving that  new life does rise from the ashes. So too, if we start to observe positive outcomes, we will gain confidence that a better world should emerge from Covid hardship. Let us rise, in faith  and resiliently, in the belief that our God – our Father – holds each of us by the hand, and will lead us and form us according to His wisdom. May He share it with us.

Diana Beamish   

Celebrating Our 25th Birthday
On Friday 9th August we celebrated our 25th birthday in a very beautiful and meaningful celebration. It began with  Holy
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Unexpected Easter Joy
Easter is always an occasion of joy at Mercy House. We always have the raining down of chocolate eggs from
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Amazing Miracle In Ivan’s Life
In our last update, we mentioned that two of our school boys had just written their matric, and that Ivan
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A New Beginning For Fleury
In our last update, we related our young Burundian Fleury’s sad history.  But the story did not end with those
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The Visit Of The American International School
On Tuesday, 26th April, six of our Mercy House scholars visited the American International School (AISJ) in Pretoria, which, as
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Get To Know Us: Meet Steven Wanyoike
We are happy to introduce our readers to our Kenyan co-worker, Steven Wanyoike. Diana met him at a retreat weekend
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New Hope For Esperance
In late July we were able to give Esperance new hope (which of course is the meaning of her name!). 
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We Are Also Helping Nadine
  Nadine works as a volunteer at the Catholic Refugee Office. She helps in giving out food and clothing to
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Welcome Paige
On Sunday, 1 September,  we were able to welcome three young Americans  to Mercy House. Paige Clark was accompanied by
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We Are Helping Someone Else As Well
Her name is Diana Comacho – see photo. Her parents fled from the Frelimo war in Mozambique. She was born
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