.Why We Do It.

Each day we wake here in Ethiopia, we strive to make progress in our efforts to get legal status so we may formally begin our work. It is not a small task, and it is not for the faint of heart. There is rejection at every corner. This is compounded by a few sad realities. […]

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.My Journey with Jesus.

I got the text Friday morning, “Meet me where the raw meat hangs in Bisrat Gabriel across from Negash.” It was my mentor, a twenty-plus year missionary who has done it all here in Ethiopia. Secret Professor in an underground seminary when Christianity was banned in Ethiopia, check; Administrator of a huge organization, check; Cambridge […]

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Mercy Branch News

It has been an exhilarating time here in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The culture has been brimming with excitement of the New Year (Ethiopia is not on the same calendar as America). We have had Doro Wat (A spicy chicken stew, the national dish of Ethiopia), sang songs, and enjoyed spending time with our neighbors. It […]

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.For the one.

Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, […]

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.Meet Theresa.

The fourth board member for Mercy branch Inc. that we would like to introduce you to, is our good friend, Theresa. Theresa serves as our secretary, and is such a vital part of who we are. She has been on this journey that God has taken us on from the beginning – five years ago. […]

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.Owning Our Mistakes.

I could reference a host of blogs and articles and past experience to tell you why we are here, in the US right now. I could point to ways in which we are far ahead of the curve, and ways in which we are vastly behind. There are people saying it costs $150,00-$250,000 and three […]

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.Something We Can All Believe In.

Simply put, Mercy Branch is founded on a dream that there is something we can all believe in. Something good, something right, something just, something worth sacrifice; time, energy, and all the hurts, pains, and joys that accompany it all. I don’t know exactly when, but at some point after I chose my career, landed […]

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.Meet Kyle.

  Kyle and Habi. The third board member for Mercy Branch Inc., that we would like to introduce to you is Kyle. Kyle is the board member that we have known for the least amount of time, but over these past few years has quickly become like family to us. We are so thankful for […]

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.Raising Support.

Soon after our family finally surrendered to moving to Addis Ababa Ethiopia to run a Guest House in order to ultimately serve street children, reality hit us. With pounding hearts, we came to the quick realization that we could not go until we had first raised enough financial support. We knew we would need to […]

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.Purse Strings and Heartstrings.

Jesus had this incredible way of cutting straight to the point. He would say just a few words, maybe a little story, and cut straight through our excuses, and philosophies, our distractions, and get right to the point He was striving to make. It is a quality I am fascinated by. In Matthew 6, Jesus […]

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