Some members tied up some loose ends at the hospital this morning. Today is our last day and our focus is TOMS shoes. 675 pair for Team 2 dispensed, with every foot washed. Well done Team 2.
I noticed a man working in the soil around my tukel. He had been turning the soil with one hand tool. This continued on and off during our stay. I approached and greeted him. I could see the years of physical labor on his face. What was more pronounced was his joy. This was visible in his eyes and smile. His work is typical of Ethiopians, yet passion and love is expressed daily. This man represents a joy that is void of material wealth. Project Mercy would tell you, it is not the hospital, it is not the school (serves 1500 students), it is not the home for children, it is not the water program, and it is not the farming project. Project Mercy would tell you the reason for his joy would be God’s presence, mercy, and grace. You may agree, or disagree, however I have witnessed Project Mercy in action. It is all true. Global Partners, Project Mercy, and Ethiopia continue to make joyful partners.