Zondra is using her gifts of teaching, helps and mercy to share the love of Christ with the students at Medhane-Alem School in Yetebon, Ethiopia. Located in a primarily Muslim area, this school was started by Project Mercy (an Ethiopian development organization) to help alleviate poverty through education, health care, agriculture projects and more. The lives of students and their families are being transformed through the power of God’s love in Christ.
Zondra received her B.A. in Humanities from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 1973, and she received her M.A. in Education from UCLA in 1977. Zondra has seventeen years of experience as a secondary teacher in the subjects of English and Social Studies.
Sensing God’s call into ordained ministry, Zondra attended Fuller Theological Seminary where she received a Masters of Divinity. In 2000 she was ordained at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) where she served for five years in congregational care. Following her time at MPPC, she served for five years as the pastor of Mt. Eden Presbyterian Church in Hayward, California.
Zondra had sensed God was moving her toward ministry in Africa for several years, and on two separate trips in 2008 and 2009 she served in Ethiopia with Project Mercy. After many prayers and several conversations with Project Mercy Founder, Marta Gabre-Tsadick, Zondra responded to God’s call to go and join the Project Mercy Team. She is now teaching and ministering among the Muslim people of Yetebon where Project Mercy is located. As a teacher, she has many opportunities to share God’s love with her students and their families in dynamic ways.
To donate by check to Zondra’s Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Tyre Support” on memo line and mail to:
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Richfield, MN, 55423