I just got off of our travel group conference call. It was so fun to hear all of the families traveling with us. There will be 7 families total. I think Nile will be the youngest child being picked up with the oldest being 16. Seeing a 16 yr old being adopted along with his 8 yr old brother, will be a cool experience. Can you imagine? That 16 yr old was probably a year away from being put on the streets for life.
This week has been so encouraging, as I have gotten to talk to so many people about our adoption. I love walking people through the beginning stages when they really feel like God is calling them to adopt. It gives me chills to get those calls, saying "hey I think God wants us to adopt." I rejoice that there will be one(or more) less child(ren) orphaned and pray that their story touches others and opens eyes to the blessing of adoption!
Here is our schedule once in Ethiopia:
Sunday get in late-Crash!
Monday- more paperwork, lunch, MEET NILE!!, Leave Nile :( for his last night at the Transition Home, Go to an Ethiopian dinner with the group
Tuesday- Sight seeing/Shopping, PICK NILE UP AND TAKE HIM WITH US!, Take pictures for families here in the US with kiddos still in Ethiopia
Wednesday- Embassy appt. (more paperwork)
Thursday-sight seeing, visit orphanages
Friday-coffee factory, shopping, fly HOME!
Saturday- We'll be home Saturday night!!
"wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." Isaiah 1:16-17
Click here to see a video of a family just returning from Ethiopia from our agency. You can see some of the things we will experience and see where we are staying. See if you recognize the artist singing! Good choice!