it's late and I've been trying to upload pics to facebook for the past 4 hours almost.
I hope you go look at them & I pray it gives you a glimpse into what we are doing in Africa.
I am almost done posting a glimpse into our time in Uganda and will soon show you what we are doing in Ethiopia.
I just had to write a quick note about this country.
Coming here, I was both nervous and excited. My heart, my passion, and my future family all live here, in Addis. What if I hated it? What if my heart really didn't feel pulled to this beautiful country? These were the thoughts running through my mind and heart before we arrived in Ethiopia.
But our God is great. and big. and the moment we landed in this country, it felt like home. I was no longer nervous or anxious, I just felt a peace. A peace that this is exactly where we are supposed to be. It hasn't gone away since we first landed. I seriously woke up feeling like I was at home in my own bed (doesn't help that Ethiopian Guest House is in one word: amazing!).
Going into Korah today I didn't really know what to expect. I don't know if it's ok to say I love a place that is full of orphans, widows, leapors, the outcast and hopeless - but I do because I love them. My heart breaks for them but in a way that I can't explain. Instead of seeing orphans, widows, and people who live literally in a trash dump - in the middle of rainy season no less - I saw Jesus in them. I felt his love and presence there. The stench, the extreme poverty, well it didn't make me like the place less, but love it more. I can't explain it. I think God calls people to different places, to different people groups, and I think mine is right here in Ethiopia. in Korah.
Much more to say, but it's late and we've got a busy day in Korah tomorrow. Continuing our Extreme Home Makeovers and leading VBS for 50-150 (what a range!) kids!
Please continue to pray for health, favor, for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to love BIG, and pray for our video team as they are seeking to tell the story of those we meet in Ethiopia & Uganda and how people (specifically men) can MAN UP for the orphan! We know God has big plans!