Hi Friends –
I don’t have a lot of time now, so I will have to post the bulk of what is in my heart from today later. It was a gift of a day, and also very intense. In short I had an opportunity to spend a few hours with the amazing people of Project 61, visiting and taking some photographs for them in the village of Korah. Please do yourself a favor and if you are unfamiliar with the people of Korah, or life in the city dump region of Addis, go spend some time on the P61 site. It was a humbling experience and I know once I have had time to process it further there is more than one story to share. Rob was super-dad and handled both girls on an outing with the other families all morning, freeing me up to serve and experience Korah. We are so grateful to be traveling with such wonderful families who have gone above and beyond to chip in and be the village for us and our kids.
Tomorrow is our last day in Africa, we fly out at 11:30pm Thursday night. It is also Emma’s seventh birthday, so big day ahead. We are planning to head to the House of Hope in the morning for our final goodbyes, and I can’t wait to squeeze on those kiddos once more. I have to log off now for dinner. It is a celebratory night as we sit down with friends who cleared today to take their baby girl home – who incidentally happens to also be one of Lu’s former roommates at the HoH. 🙂 We are so excited and giving God Glory for delivering dear friends from such a treacherous journey! How amazing is it that we are here in Addis with them on the day they cleared and picked up their daughter forever?!?
Okay – hope to write more later. Remember to email Jennifer Scoggins if you are wanting to meet us at the airport on Friday night. Her email address is in a few posts back. Love you all!