June 18, 2011

looking forward to Africa

I am in the middle of a blog post series on my photography blog about my trip to El Salvador and it reminded me of when I was there & how I was looking forward to Africa. This is a little note from my journal about it. Follow my series on El Salvador here:http://wynneelderphotographyblog.com/

The day we went to the market, it was hot. I wasn’t feeling good and I think I was a little frustrated about the language barrier. The enemy was for sure trying to tell me that my heart can only be in one place and i started thinking about africa. delie has been a few times so we were talking about it and talking about the people there and we both started crying. I truly truly can’t wait to go to africa - I feel like my heart is so there too, even though I’ve never been there or met the people. but i I think the enemy was wrong - my heart can be in more than one place, as I have a very certain passion for the people of el sunza, el salvador. I just know that when we go to africa and i get to see in person the people that have already touched my hearts so much- I will be overcome with emotion. I didn’t know anything about el sunza before, and to already have such a bond and a love for the people after one short week is amazing. God, that is so you just knitting our hearts together as only you can do. You give us a bond because we are brothers and sisters in Christ.

This is a video on the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. The stories here are amazing. The families who've given their lives to this city and this country are inspiring. Watch it - you won't regret it! We'll get to work with several of these organizations while we are in Ethiopia and I couldn't be more excited.

The City of Addis - A short documentary from Session 7 Media on Vimeo.

We had another team meeting this week and it got me even more excited about our trip. about loving BIG on orphans. My prayer is that God would really prepare our hearts for loving BIG, that we would see these children as he sees them - as HIS children. That we will love them with reckless abandon. Pray with us!

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