Greetings from Addis Ababa! I’ve had a spectacular time of ministry here for the last 4 days – simply wonderful!! To begin, we’ve been able to launch our “saving Moses” campaign for worldchild – I was able to visit the orphanage we sponsor in Gondar Ethiopia, where I met the baby girls who had been rescued from being abandoned in a field last year. They’re doing AWESOME & I plan to post some pics shortly. The orphanage in Gondar in the last week received 5 babies who have been abandoned. I’m struggling to wrap my head around this problem of abandoned babies – I think it happens in the world much more than we are aware. It shakes my heart to see these babies who are abandoned. I’m rather speechless on this.
From Gondar, I flew to Addis where i’ve had the privilege to minister in a church on leadership & also for the Sunday service. The ministry time here is really powerful – they are so eager to receive, very gentle & humble and open to God speaking into their lives. Its a very humbling experience to minister here, a very RICH spiritual experience. In one of our services, you could sense God’s presence with tremendous weight – such that even now, words elude me from describing how powerful this experience was.
Additionally, I’ve been able to connect w some great friends from last year & I’m so very grateful to God for bringing me here. This has been a really powerful time for me w God on a very personal level & i’m extremely grateful to Him for allowing me to come back to Ethiopia. Of course the food & coffee are great & I always LOVE to pick up some of the language – most of all, i love the people.
In a few hours, i’ll fly to Israel to join the group trip w mom & I know this will also be wonderful. Thanks for being patient with the blogging thing – the internet in Ethiopia can be kind of like a safari experience. that’s all i’m gonna say about that.
So let me leave you with some spiritual thoughts: don’t reject God’s provisions just because they don’t meet your expectations. perhaps God is testing you so you can see some of your weak spots. 🙂