Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lots of updates

Whew! Our heads are spinning around here!

We bought our plane tickets today! We're flying on Emirates and leaving in less than 12 days--January 20--and returning February 3. Dave will be traveling all next week, and the two days before we I have lots of details to take care of without his help.

It's a long time to be away from the girls....even though they will have each other, Grammy, their familiar home and their crazy routines. I hate the thought of being away from them for so long. God, keep them safe!

And yet, I yearn to be in Ethiopia. Can't wait to get there. Can't wait to see what's gonna happen, what God's gonna do. In addition to the fun and joy of traveling with NINE families from our agency, we'll get to see Hana Fanta, go to Children's Heaven, visit the big market, go to the fistula hospital and the leper colony...all the stuff we treasure from our last visit.

Additionally, we will spend several days in the Sidama region. It happens to be where Bereket is from. Also, it's the location of this relief organization that Dave is now connected with. The emails Dave gets from these hopeful people are just unbelievable.

At our repeated insistence that we would like to bring something to help this organization, they have requested a digital camera and a laptop. Oh man! We can swing the camera. But we think the laptop is out of our reach at this time.

If you have a laptop you could donate, I can assure you it is for a good and desperate cause. (We can provide more information if you're interested!) If you don't, and you are a pray-er, would you join us in praying that God will provide?


IAN Families said...

I just wanted to let you know that the IAN families blog has been redesigned and new content is being added everyday! You should come by and check it out. I know that your blog used to be listed in the blog roll. Unfortunately, I had to clear them all out. All the blogs currently listed have given permission to have their photos or posts republished on the IAN families blog. Please let me know if you'd like your blog to be included in the blog roll...thereby giving me permission to "borrow" pics and posts. -Carey

Sharon said...

SO excited for you...I would love to talk with you about visiting Sidamo if you have a spare few minutes! Wish I was going with you!!!! Soon!

Ruthanne said...

Lory! I might be able to help you with the laptop! I'll email you!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you are ready to GO! Your girls sound like they will be in good hands; I hope you will be able to talk with them often.