Saturday, March 1, 2008

2 days and counting

Today was spent packing. Packing, packing, packing!

At latest count, I (Amy) have packed 5 of our 8 suitcases ... each weighing in at the maximum 50 pound limit.

Thank you to all who donated items that we will bring to Ethiopia. They are going to the AHOPE for children orphanage. Check out their website for more information about these amazing orphanages that care for HIV+ children.

It's hard to believe that we will be on our way to JFK in only 48 hours. Only 2 more nights in my bed ... then Monday night will be spent sleeping in a plane! 14 hours from JFK to Dubai ... the girls are excited now, we'll see how they feel after they've been sitting in the same seat all night long. :)

We'll spend 2 nights in Dubai, then off to Ethiopia. We'll be spending the first week volunteering at a school ... and then we'll meet Tariku on Friday, March 14. :) We're turning inside out these days ... the wait is finally almost over.

Well, I am off to more packing. We'll keep you posted along the journey. Stop by often.



  1. Greetings Zipf Family! We are praying for you. Have a great trip. May God continue to bless you all - in Jesus' Name.

    The Hurlburt Family

  2. Hi Zipf Family! Sasha, Kenni, Mrs. Zipf and Mr. Zipf... we can't wait to see baby Tariku!! - Rachel

    God bless all that you do in Africa. We pray your trip is safe and joyful. - Stu

    Hi everyone and I miss you Sasha! - Lindsey

    We are tracking you on our world map! ;) Thinking of you guys on that veeeeery long flight! -Kimberley

  3. Hey guys, I'm praying for you and am so thankful your bags weren't over the pound limit :) Your journey will grow bigger than you can ever imagine!! God is with you! I love you...Joy

  4. Hey guys,

    It is Tuesday, March 18. I will be praying for you guys through this day. Your blog has touched my heart. It will be good to have you home and hear/be part of "the rest of the story."

    Love, Roger

  5. Oh my goodness--it was so good to see that picture of Tariku in Amy's arms!!! I've been thinking about you a bunch--you've been gone forever , it seems! :) Can't wait to see you---I'll be praying for ease in the process!
    I love you guys, ~ Joy


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