MEET OUR MISSIONARIES
Meet our missionaries, Robert, Heather and Caleb Donahue. The Donahues are active members of our congregation who serve through an organization called Engineering Ministries International. "(eMi) is a non-profit Christian development organization made up of architects, engineers and design professionals who donate their skills to help children and families around the world step out of poverty and into a world of hope." The family recently spent a year-and-a-half living and working in Uganda, and Robert has returned to Africa multiple times to continue serving as an architect. While the Presbyterian Church USA supports many missionaries across the world, we are extra-proud of our "missionaries in residence" as they work to share the Gospel and build hope in Africa.
ETHIOPIAN SPRING CAPPING PROJECT
In 2012, the congregation raised $6,000 to cap a spring in Ethiopia so that local residences could have clean drinking water. The community had a spring nearby that was used by everyone...people and animals. In order to keep people healthy and provide them with clean water it was necessary to protect the spring. With the money RRPC provided, a local NGO in coordination with the local district water authority designed and constructed a main reservoir and installed water points for the people to come and collect clean water. In addition, they built water troughs for the animals and washing basins for people to do their laundry. This spring serves an estimated 2,000 inhabitants in the immediate area as well as others who are traveling long distances to retrieve clean water from the spring for their families. An RRPC member, Adam Haile, made a trip back to the town in 2015 and reported that the well continued to be a blessing in the life of the community.