Saturday, May 14, 2011

less than 24 hours...

WOW! In less than 24 hours we will be on the plane heading for Ethiopia!!!! Making a stop in London, then going straight into Addis Ababa. From the airport, we are driving six hours to Awasa (Dube Bute). We are spending three days in Dube Bute. I am so excited! I can't wait to get back into the village and see the people who literally changed my life forever.
After Dube Bute we are flying up to Gondar. This is where my brother was from and it will be my first time ever going there. I have heard it is just beautiful and filled with beautiful people.We will be here for four days.
Then we are going back to the city, Addis Ababa. We are working in orphanages and going to love on all the kids as much as we can. I am going to see some of my favorite people....
Kolfe boys, Zalylum(if not yet adopted), and most importantly, Kingstons birth mom and biological brother. We will be meeting Kingstons(adopted brother) birth mom for the second time this trip. It is such an amazing experience that cannot be explained unless you have experienced it yourself. Again, i cannot explain how excited i am for the next two weeks and what God has planned for me and my mom.
I will try to keep you guys updated with pictures as much as i can. We will be outside of the city for the most part, so i am not sure how much internet we will have. We would love prayers for safety the next two weeks! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

back to Dube Bute!!

In less than two weeks i am going back to Ethiopia with my mom! We are going to Dube Bute, Addis, and Gondar. I am so excited to go again and see the people who changed me forever. Every time i go, i feel that those people change me more than i could ever change them. 

I will see the cows i had given to a person of the village of Dube Bute... video of cow purchase
We will sit in on the city talk about all the work that is going to happen in Dube Bute. New water wells, schools, health clinics, vet clinics, and more. You can read about that here!

We will be going back to a bunch of different orphanages and i cannot wait to see the kids again!

Our goal is to try and bring 200 pounds in humanitarian aid! Diapers, diapers, and more diapers. I must say, i am very excited for the target run we are going to make to get everything!
However, we are trying to get as many donation as we can so if you are interested in donating anything, please let me know via facebook or email.... 
Can't wait to see this wall again at Kolfe Boys!
Prayers that preparing and traveling of this trip will go smooth and safe:)