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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

going back!!!

I'm so excited!! I just booked a flight to Ethiopia for a trip in June. I can't wait to be there again with the people that have captured my heart. I am going with two incredible women- Julie and Kristin. The trip has been so ordained and I really can't wait to see all that He has for us! It is basically a vision trip. We will spend much of the time with some amazing folks from A Glimmer of Hope. Take the time to watch the following video. They are doing some incredible things in Ethiopia to change the lives of those currently living in extreme poverty.

A Glimmer of Hope - LTBH Feature Film - Austin 2009 from A Glimmer of Hope on Vimeo.

Moody is simply the best hubby EVER- encouraging me to go, knowing that it will require him to care for the 6 kiddos at home, and one that doesn't sleep!! I am so blessed to have him as my best friend and helper in life! I will be asking for specific prayer requests closer to the trip and possible help for him as well, though he is fully capable!!! :)

We will spend most of our time down in the southern region of Ethiopia and I am thrilled as Eyasu and Abe are from the South! I just have a feeling that my life will be wrecked for the better as I experience so much of what breaks His heart. It is definitely a leap of faith to leave the kids, leave my man and go, but I just know that He is asking me to and so that gives me peace.

30 comments:

Holli said...

PRAYING FOR YOU FRIEND!!
AND SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!
We are HOPING TO BE THERE IN JUNE TOO!!!
Will also be praying for the fam that will be at home.

Holli said...

The SOUTH ROCKS!! my girls are from the south too!:)

Kristin said...

OH!!! So excited for you Emily! (Sounds like you need that au pair!)God is so good to continue to fill that void that Ethiopia leaves in our hearts! Please go to Miskaye orphanage if you can in Addis one day!!! Want you to meet "my" kids!
Blessings to you my friend!

Kat said...

Though we are hoping to be there before then :)...it may be June and IF we are we would LOVE to see you and have you meet our newest babies!!!

Who are we? said...

I would love to know more about your impression about A Glimmer of Hope. I am wishing to build a well in the village that my future son was born in. I have looked into their org. as a potential help in this dream of mine. I would love to hear what you think and learn about the work they are doing.
Alicia

Henley on the Horn said...

What an exciting trip for you! We can't wait to follow your journey. how long will you be there?

Andrew said...

so jealous. you are awesome:)

Cindy said...

Emily thanks for the link. It looks like a terrific organization and I cannot wait to learn more about it!

The Albertsons said...

weeeeeeeee!
Soooo happy and excited and envious (had to be honest :) of you! what a GREAT opportunity. can't wait to pray for and follow your journey.

Jennifer said...

I have to admit... I am incredibly jealous, but equally excited for this wonderful opportunity for you.
I hope this trip is everything you want it to be- and then some.
Give Ethiopia my love.

Heather said...

woohoo! So happy for you! That is so awesome!

Dawn said...

How wonderful that you can do this and how great the Moody is spo supportive!

da momma said...

wow!! so exciting! :) Nice hubby!!

da momma said...

wow!! so exciting! :) Nice hubby!!

jody said...

it is funny that I came here today and read this-we are praying hard right now about my going on the trip with Ordinary Hero/10 Days to Ethiopia in July and one of my big concerns was going and leaving hubby and kids, even though he is also super supportive--thanks for just a nice encouragement that other moms of bunches of kids do this and it is OKAY if it is where God wants me to be!! :)

TanyaLea said...

What a wonderful opportunity! SOOOOOO happy for you and I look forward to hearing all that God is doing as you answer His call!

God bless! <><
~ Tanya

Kristi J said...

so awesome..i'm so excited for you!! ok, so we want to put a well in NOW...can this organization do it...we want to put one in in honor of LL's birth mom...I'm trying to figure out HOW!! email me..i lost all my emails when my computer crashed :) kj

Jill Funkhouser said...

We will be prating for you! What a wonderful time you'll hsve and Moody will have some extra time bonding with the kids!

Erica said...

So so so excited for you!! Jealous a bit. But EXCITED!!! God is SO good. :)

Stacy Ann said...

AWESOME!!!! Please let me know if you or Moody need anything. I would love the excuse to get to hang out with your kiddos. :)

Cheryl said...

So excited for you!! I can't wait to see how God will use you!!

Will be praying for you guys!

Laura said...

Seriously?! What dates will you be there? I get there on June 26 or 27th!

Laura Hoffman

Tanya said...

what an awesome opportunity for you! so proud of you for stepping out in courage and walking in obedience to God's will. can't wait to follow along this journey with you via the web. :)

Julie said...

So excited to go on this journey with you. Hope Rob and Moody will be sane when we return home!!

Candy said...

Wish I could go with you, but think Moody may need some extra hands while you're away. What a great work Glimmer of Hope is doing. May the Lord increase their efforts to benefit "the least of these".

Love,
Mom

Rebecca said...

I am so excited for you and can't wait to see what's going to be revealed to you guys!! I'm going to start praying NOW and then will pray more specifically once it gets closer :)

Coneymama said...

The Coney's will be available for any help that Team Alexander minus Momma might need. So excited for you Emily! I'm hoping to go with The Raining Season to Sierra Leone in 2011!!I'll be praying for you!

HoodMama said...

SO excited for you Em! What a blessed trip it will be! We'll help Moody from this end!

Oatsvall Team said...

i can't wait to see what God shows you ... are you still hoping over to Uganda after ??? perhaps my second trip we can hook up !!! love ya

Rachel said...

I have been wanting to comment on your blog for a long time and finally am!! I know of you through Erica Shubin. We are here in FL and also adopting. I am also from Houston and feel and kindred connection with ya'll! ; )

Anyway, wanted you to know how blessed I am when i stop by your blog. Oh, and Kristin and I have a funny story...knew each other 12 years ago and ran into each other in Addis in January!!! So fun! Can't wait to hear (and see through her photos!) all about your trip!

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself.

Blessings,
Rachel

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