Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ethiopia '16

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song" (Psalm 28:7).
We are thankful to God for safe travels and the amazing journey that He has put us on.  We have been home for 1.5 weeks and we are settling in quite well. Seber is doing really well, adjusting to his new life here in Canada (although he's not a big fan of the snow and he doesn't like wearing mittens)!  He has adapted really well to so many new things.  He is busy, as he is eager to explore his new surroundings.   He loves to draw, colour, play with balls and balloons, laugh, and be silly!  He is so full of love and joy and he is very much loved by his whole family!  We are truly blessed!

 We had an amazing trip in Ethiopia. Seber is a great traveler! Jesse and Nicole did great as well (keeping us busy, always wanting to do something/go somewhere)!

 One of our high lights was once again meeting Biruk, our Compassion sponsor child. He has grown into such a fine, young Christian man and we look forward to seeing him again some day! We were once again incredibly  impressed with the work that Compassion does, "Releasing Children from Poverty in Jesus Name"!

We love all the people that we met, especially our dear friend, Surafel who put up with us being driven all over the city! We can't wait to go back there again some day!

Here is a video of some of our pictures from our trip!  (warning:  it's rather lengthy ~12minutes long, and that's only SOME of our pictures)!