Ready to mess up your life?

I don’t have any way to keep track, but if I had to guess I would say that a nearly half of the messages we receive are from people who want to come and see the work that is happening here, and our response has always been the same… “Soon we will start hosting teams” ...

A hundred things from Ethiopia

Ok, I know, it has been a while. We try to write on here every few days, but oh man has this past week been busy! Who knew that 45 kids was going to be a lot of work right?? Yeah, I guess we should have seen it coming. Anyhow, we are doing good, loving being back in...

Goodbyes, a new housemate, and a whole bunch of code

Since we moved to Ethiopia nearly four years ago we have not been back to America for as long as we have been here this time (almost 4 months!), and I have to say we have never been more ready to get back home. If there ever was any doubt that our family feels that...

More about creating families

Many of you have heard us share the story, or watched the video of how we are creating families in Ethiopia, it is something that Jessie and I are passionate about so you don’t have to go far into anything either of us say or have written before we start trying to...

Brokenness Aside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01KObXjd0qM Stop your day with me here for a moment, close your eyes and listen to this incredible song. As we prepare this weekend for the 20 children who will be coming into our new forever families over here, I am finding that this...

Yesterday, today and forever

A few days ago, on that wonderful day when we were certain that our final approval was going to happen, I was driving through town on the way back to the office from the store and my phone rang.   I pulled the car over to the side of the road (yes, there are cell...
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