With a heavy heart we say goodbye to the founders of Ebenezer Hannah Home. Pastor Thomas passed away from cancer in 2020 and his wife Shirely followed him only one year later due to a severe case of Covid 19. By what they have accomplished in life, we are both inspired and emotionally moved. So many people's lives were improved. We are pleased that Virginie Merime, their daughter-in-law, will continue their legacy
Shirley sent out a big thank you for the generous donations and we want to pass this thank you on to all of our friends and supporters for making a difference and going the extra mile. The home had been without electricity for 2 weeks, as the transformer and power boxes had been burnt out due to the informal settlements around the home connecting illegally to the home's power supply. The generous donations enabled Shirley to fix not only that but also restore windows and roofs as well as buy grocery supplies for a few weeks. We are overwhelmed with joy to see the continuous positive changes at the home. July 2020
Due to the generous donations we were able to raise enough money to enable Shirley to purchase a truck to drive forward her Recycling Project. Below are some pictures as well as an excerpt of Shirley's e-mail in response to the donation:
"Wow, Wow, Wow, no words can describe our gratitude, I’m sitting and typing with eyes filled with tears of joy, thank you so, so, so much for your love and compassion, we are forever grateful, every child and old folk’ smile is a blessing upon your life, you are really a pillar that all of us at Ebenezer can count on, we appreciate you Evelyn, and thank you to each and every sponsor that has made this possible. May God bless you all, may His favour shine upon you, may only goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your
lives, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"
Shirley initiated a recycling project to generate a reliable source of income for the home. They started collecting plastic bottles from
the surrounding communities which will then be processed. The community is very excited for project as it will not only make a huge difference at Ebenezer Hannah Home but also create job opportunities in the area. The building is already completed but funding is still needed for much of the equipment (truck, trailer, granulator, wash plant, dryer, etc.).
In November Change a Life was invited to the “Fernweh Festival” in Erlangen. We are very thankful for having been given the opportunity to present our projects to thousands of visitors at the festival. Many interesting and inspiring conversations took
place at our booth and we were able to raise not only money but also generate ideas for the future of our association.
In that context, we are currently thinking about expanding Change a Life to support further projects. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in being a part of our organization.
The festival was a great success for Change a Life and we were able to raise 500€ in donations by visitors and we received another 600€ from the administrators of the event. Shirley will use the money toward the renovation of the quarters of the elderly.
Below article was published by the NN about the event.
"Greetings to All
God bless you for all your Love, all your faithfulness, all your kindness and for every extra mile you take to touch a life and to bring new hope where it is needed. You are very very special and very much appreciated. Thank you for never looking at the distance, how far you have to go, but you always look at the need to see who's life you can change.
This is how you touch the heart of God. Thank you for always being a blessing and for every seed you sow, your harvest will increase in all areas of your life. God will always shine His face upon you'll, wherever you'll go. His favor will multiply in everything you touch and wherever you go. Great and mighty blessings will follow you'll 24/7 for all your obedience and faithfulness to God. No evil will befall thee, that's how the Lord will cover thee with a Special Anointing.
You will be blessed in your finance, in your health, in your family life, in your ministry, in your workplace, amongst your friends, clients and in the midst of your enemy.
Gods peace will be over you all the time. Thank you for always being a blessing. You are amazing and very special.
Mama Shirley Merime / Chairperson / EBENEZER HANNAH HOME"
Change a Life e.V.
Vereinsregister Fürth: VR200932 Bankverbindung: Stadt- und Kreissparkasse Höchstadt/Aisch IBAN: DE72 7635 0000 0425 1667 74 BIC: BYLADEM1ERH