here we are, just a few short days from our departure and i just wanted to say hello and ask for your prayers as we begin our journey into this wonderful country.
as you probably already know, this team of 18 amazingly gifted and talented people will be spending two weeks in the tiny town of ambo, ethiopia, where we'll build a new foursquare church.
this is going to be a completely different trip than any of the veteran ethiopiaers have been on. you see, usually we work at the new hope orphanage with the children that many of you sponsor (and thank you, thank you, thank you).
but God's work is neverending and this trip we're branching out to the community of ambo to bring his light and salvation.
we'll still get to see the beautiful smiling faces of those precious orphans, and we promise to give them plenty of hugs and kisses from all of you.
i would ask that you would keep us in your prayers and on your mind over the next three weeks as we embark on this journey. please pray for our protection and safety, for our health, for God to go before us and make a way for us, for continuity and connection within our group, for our precious children at New Hope as well as the precious children of the community we'll be ministering to. let God speak to your heart and please just lift us up as we go to complete His work for the kingdom!
i'll be attempting to update everyone during the next few weeks, but in the past the internet has been spotty and sloooow. but of course, there will be plenty of pictures and stories when we return; but for now, here are some pictures from my previous trips.
blessings and love to each of you,