Friday, June 27, 2008
Posted by Ellie at 1:44 AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I can't believe just how fast the trip came up!! I leave in three days already!
I am soooooooooooo........ excited but I am going to miss being away from my family too. Especially being away from the littles. You miss so much even when you leave for just a little while. I mean within the past two weeks, Jeremiah lost his first tooth and started writing his WHOLE name by himself. :) I'm sure it will go by sooo.. fast though! Before I know it I will be home from the trip..which is kind of sad to think about. :) The boys actually have this funny phrase now that they use like this.." Jer, why are you still talking about that? That was like 4 yesterdays ago." haha...they make us laugh.I am leaving for Chicago Saturday, (will meet up with our Show Hope team there) leave for China Sunday and arrive in Beijing on Monday. The flight to China will actually be shorter than the flight to Ethiopia which was kind of a pleasant surprise. :) I get back July 6th so I will be gone for a while! I am sooo...excited!!
We will be caring for Orphans in several different orphanages as well as touring Beijing. One thing that we are going to be doing that I am really excited about is a Christmas in July celebration with the kids at a special needs orphanage which sounds soooo cool.
I am going to try to send a few email updates while I am gone to this blog. We'll see if it works. :) Please keep the trip in your prayers. I will be posting lots of pictures when I get home!
Posted by Ellie at 11:45 PM
Here is a picture of the whole family at my brother's highschool graduation. Almost everyone was looking!! :-) Check out my sister's photo blog here. She = awesome.
Posted by Ellie at 11:39 PM
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Posted by Ellie at 3:30 PM
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Posted by Ellie at 3:25 PM
We just got home and received a voice mail message and an email message from our case worker that Meron was found today and she is safe! She is back at the orphanage but we don't know much else. Our case worker also had limited information but promised to have more information for us by Monday. We are thrilled that she was found and we just wanted to thank you all for your prayers. The thought of Meron wandering around in Addis Ababa, a city of stark poverty and 3.6 million people is simply overwhelming to me. That she was found safe is nothing short of a miracle! Thank you Lord! Please continue to pray that God will give us the wisdom we need in the weeks and months ahead. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Posted by Ellie at 2:55 PM