This time, I have a different kind of nervous... the "taking my one year old on an airplane for THAT LONG kind of nervous." Are you kidding? :) Haha. Remember our flight home from Ethiopia? Let's just say it was as horrific as I thought it was going to be! But then again, poor Mekonen was so sick. This time around I think he will do much better!!!!! Wishful thinking counts as reality right?
Tomorrow morning we head off to Zambia, Africa! Indy, to Washington, to an overnight stay in South Africa, and then on to Zambia! We will be there for two weeks surveying a Christian ministry/organization that might be a potential long-term opportunity for us. They are doing primarily self-sustaining business agricultural projects- teaching the Zambians how to run a business and how to profit in order to provide for their families and communities. It's really amazing! Some of the businesses include things like honeybees, aloe plants, bananas, sawmills, and fish ponds. They also have a pastor's school, plans in the making for a highschool and elementary school, and just finished building a medical clinic waiting to be staffed with doctors and nurses.
So all that to say, we would love and appreciate your prayers for wisdom, clarity and direction as we discern whether the Lord would have us return to Zambia full-time. If you are interested, here is the website about where we are going.
We are unsure of what our internet access will be on the trip. So if we don't update as we go along, I of course will give a detailed account of our trip when we return! So until then, here's a picture of our little man to hold you over! :) See ya!