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Friday, June 11, 2010

Trip update #1

Em is doing great!! Thank the Lord for traveling mercies. They arrived yesterday about noon our time. Answered prayer for how good she feels and no yuckies while traveling!

KLM via Amsterdam, first time on that route. Em liked it

Praise God for Skype and AT&T free texting! I'm sure she saying "enough already" but it has been amazing staying in contact while we can. (another blessing is Starwood points and free nights at the killer Sheraton!)

The Gang (Julie, Em, Kristin and Julie)

Our sweet friend Milyard we have known these last two years

She had a great night's sleep and our dear friend Dereje met her to go visit a couple hotels we will be using for our October trip. He is a saint and a constant reminder of God's goodness. Brings comfort to my heart knowing he is there taking care of her! She then met Jana and Joanna for lunch at Hillbottom. ET version of ladies lunching! Encouraged and refreshed spending time with these women who are daily living it! From there they spent time at the Gladney care center, loving on the precious kids for awhile. Amazing seeing pics of the very room I was in last June meeting Eyasu for the first time.

Kristin and Em (a long way from big/little sis in the Kappa house!)

Kristin, Julie and Julie spent the morning at the Fistula Hospital. Hopefully will be able to show pictures later. Once again, God has used Kristin and her amazing talent to bless others. The hospital has a strict rule of "no photography". Kristin explained her heart and willingness to share the images for their fundraising and awareness, so they let her shoot. They met one woman who begged for 6 years to earn the bus fare to travel to Addis to have the surgery...$20!!! Six Words can't describe. That place is daily changing lives for His glory!

The Julies

Tomorrow morning the Glimmer of Hope staff will meet them and begin the treck south. Ultimately about an 8 hour trip on questionable roads and conditions. Please pray for safety and calm tummies!

The kids and I are doing fine. Praise God that Abe has decided it's not worth waking up at night if mama isn't there to snuggle with! The big kids are great helpers. Nanny has been a huge help and amazing chef.

Will update more as I know it....appreciate all of you!


laura said...

Thank you for updating about Emily's trip. We are so happy for her and can't wait to all get together!


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We Are Family said...

Thanks for the update! WIll continue praying.

The B Family said...

Great to hear things are going well for Emily. Will keep her and her travel mates in our prayers.

And I must find out more about this restaurant "Hillbottom". One of our local Ethiopian friends told us they have family in Addis who run a restaurant called "Bottom of Hill". While we were there, we asked several different cab drivers to take us there and no one knew of it or could find it for us. I wonder if it's the same place? If Emily has any pictures of where she went, I'd love to ask them (and I really want to make a point to find it next time we are in Addis).

Heather said...

Thank you for the update Moody! So excited for her!

Kat said...

SOOO Awesome! Can't wait to hear more and see pictures. Truthfully, I can't wait to be there loving on our new babies soon either!!!! :)

Cheryl said...

It's amazing to me how much the people go without when so little would go such a LONG way! 6 years for $20! How many of us spend that on a movie and popcorn!!! Sure makes you consider what we're living for!

Glad to hear you and the kids are doing GREAT!

Will keep praying!

Oatsvall Team said...

can't believe we are both in AFRICA !!!! love ya sister

Misty said...

thanks for the pics and updates! so glad to hear they made it safe and had no yucky tummy issues! :) i'll keep prayers for you all as Em and the girls are His hands and feet over there.

Kim said...

Thank you for the update Moody!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Shanna said...

Thank you Mood!! Praying!!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a great update! We are continuing to pray!

HoodMama said...

So thankful the trip is going wonderfully! Praying for continued mercies!

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