Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
What could be better than an Ethiopian welcome, FOVC style?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Getting Ready & What to Say?

In just four days, we will be on our way. Like all traveling families, we have so much to do!

How to pray:
  • For Bereket, that his heart and his little self will be ready for ready as he can be.
  • For our initial time with Bereket. Fortunately, we will be spending the first week in a guest house with nine other IAN families and their children...many of whom are Bereket's friends. During the second week, Dave and Bereket and I will travel to Sidama together. Thankfully, we will be surrounded by Ethiopians who can, hopefully, help us translate!
  • For our girls while we are gone. I am struggling with fear (which is, by definition, a lack of faith) when I think of leaving them for two weeks.
  • For my mom, who will be Grammy-ing the ship while we are away.
  • For our faithfulness, that we will discern the assignments laid out for us, and that we will accomplish them to God's glory.

What to Say:
  • Friends, and friends of friends, have come through so beautifully in these days leading up to our trip.
  • We have been given a laptop and a new digital camera to take for the ministry in Sidama, and a laptop for Children's Heaven.
  • We are simply very overwhelmed and humbled, to be trusted by God and by people, in these ways. We promise to look with our eyes, ears, hearts and minds for the best opportunities to make the greatest impact.
We can Facebook and email while we are in Ethiopia, but I'm not sure about blogging...


Sharon said...

Lory, SO excited for you guys and Bereket!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip! Please love on Erkinesh for us!

Dardi said...

It is so exciting to read the updates from all the families that are getting ready to travel. May you be blessed in ways you never dreamt! (I love when God does that!!)

As you are able, we love the thought of people loving on our little boy, Sentayehu (3ish at the Care Center). I think everything that is happening in Haiti has hit my heart so hard... the thought of children, my child, waiting to feel safe in a loving, forever embrace has a constant lump in my throat!

Be Blessed ~ Dardi

Jennifer said...

Praying for a safe trip and a good adjustment for Bereket. Enjoy your travels and take lots of pictures!

Kyle and Crystal said...

SOOOOO excited for you guys!!!! We should find out this week if we are qualified to adopt from Ethiopia thru IAN!!! I would love to see pictures of the orphanage and your trip! Can't wait to see them!!