Who We Are
Roy was a small animal veterinarian for 42 years with a surgical referral practice for the last twenty. Nancy was a homemaker and piano teacher. They have 4 children and 16 grandchildren. They were called to minister in Ethiopia with Project Mercy to develop and expand a dairy cattle breeding program. They have made 9 trips over 5 years to assist in planning and vision direstion, consulting, and training the indigenous workers.
A love for Ethiopia was placed in our hearts after an Ethiopian refugee became a part of our family 30 years ago. On our initial trip (July 2006) we saw continuous confirmation that this was where God wanted to use us. The goals were to develop a dairy cattle breeding farm and artifically inseminate selected local cattle breeds with Jersey semen to produce cross bred heifers to be placed with local farmers, train the farmers in animal husbandry, forage production,and nutrition. Dairy cooperatives and processing plant facilities will eventually be developed to impact the people's lives economically, nutritionally and spiritually.
We have been working with Project Mercy, a holistic ministry started by Demi and Marta (a former senator in Haile Selassie's government) who escaped when the communists overthrew the government 35+ years ago. They returned 19 years ago to build a school, a fifty bed hospital, skills training facilities and agricultural programs, and a home compound for orphans. This has significantly impacted the people economically, nutritionally, medically and spiritually.