Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

7 more days!

We leave for Ethiopia in 7 days! Team Tasfa (means "Hope") is pictured below during a packing party with all are donations. The group from Colorado decided to get together and spread the donations out equally amongst us all so we could maximize what we take. There were a lot of great items we will be taking to bless the adults and children in Ethiopia. I will be posting pictures and stories from the trip when we return in January. Merry Christmas and God bless!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wow, only 14 days left...

until I travel to Ethiopia! I have raised the $2,500 and am beginning to pack. It is becoming very real with two weeks left to go. I am planning on bringing a journal to capture my thoughts each day and when I return I will put them on the blog (with a few pictures, I pray). I will have limited phone coverage back to the states and no access to the Internet. I will definitely miss my wife and kids as I have never been away from them this long; let alone without being able to communicate to them. My original reason for going has not changed; to be used for God's will to be done in the lives of the people I will meet. I am asking for your prayers for this purpose, for our donations for to the orphans to make it through customs and for peace/protection for my family back home.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Betsy's grandmother's memorial

"Bill" was what everyone called her. She lived a full and joyful life of 98 years! She was a school teacher, publisher of Christian Sunday school books and a great christian role model. Her memorial service was on Saturday and below are a few pictures from the trip.
Pictured with Betsy are her brother, Eric and 3 cousins.
One thing I will always remember about Bill is that she was always joking and loved toys. One was a dancing chicken that Betsy is holding below. The other items were part of costumes she would wear as a teacher for different holiday occasions.