We are all ready and excited for a mission experience to Project Mercy in Ethiopia. The entire group has been gathering together over the last four weeks in January to learn about Africa with various topics including an overview and history of Ethiopia, Amharic language, Ark of the Covenant, Communist Derg, Ethiopian Calendar, clock and holidays, Coffee history and ceremony, Famines in Ethiopia, Religion in Ethiopia, Solomonic Dynasty, unique foods that we will be eating, Chat(khat), UNESCO sites in Ethiopia and some of the cultural sites that we will visit in Addis, geography of Ethiopia, and an overview of Project Mercy, Yetebon (general information of what we will be doing and the facilities that they will offer this group). Everyone that is going on this mission did research with a presentation.
With our meetings and prep work now complete, Team One begins the long journey to Ethiopia today. Thank you to those who’ve helped us prepare. To our family, co-workers,and friends we ask that you keep up in your thoughts and prayers. We are all looking forward to helping in any and every way possible. We will learn and work aside the people at Project Mercy. We all come with different skills that we can share, teach and learn together. Our eyes and hearts will be opened to getting back more than we give and so rewarding and a life time of many memories that we share with all of you.