"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thank you...

I first want to thank those who gave financially so that I was able to go to Ethiopia last July!!! I wish I could tell YOU a million times over and over how thankful I am that you gave so that I could be changed. I'm just as thankful for those who prayed for me on a daily basis! It was hard leaving my family, getting on a plane, going to a far away country(with a group of people I did not know), and seeing the people and things in Ethiopia that I will never forget!

It's crazy to think over a year ago....Ethiopia was hardly on my mind or heart. Over a year ago I followed the journey of a sweet family bringing home their little boy from ET and have loved watching "T" be loved on from his forever family! But....I didn't KNOW about Ethiopia (yet). Then in March of last year, Steve and Em announced that they were starting the adoption process from Ethiopia!! I then started thinking about Ethiopia A LOT more.....which then led to applying for the OH trip...which then led to leaving the U.S. on July 14, 2010...which then led to meeting an amazing team that I spent 10 days with...which then has led to great friendships...
While being in Ethiopia it has led me to a love for orphans and not only orphans but the people of Ethiopia, and the country of Ethiopia. It is true....you do leave your heart in Ethiopia.

So with all of that....I am starting this blog....to "journal" about Ethiopia and for those who will be donating cans for Korah. I want to keep a tally of how much we have raised!!!!