It's now Wed alm, and the girls and I have acclimated and adjusted very well over the last several days... and we are taking in all we can. Both of the girls are in much better health now too. The last couple days, I have been teaching a bible class to the HS Students that lasted until this morning. (Wed.) Since we arrived last Thurs night, we've been staying at the SIM Missionary guesthouse... and that has been an incredible in itself! I'll share more later about all the people we've met this week that have come through the guest house. There are so many doing incredible things for God in
Africa and in many other parts of the world.
On Monday afternoon the girls and I brought over many of the donations to AHope Orphanage. Many of those donated medical supplies and clothes came from you and other friends in our
East Hampton area. There are about 70 kids there between the ages of 9-11mos old. We laughed, danced, played, threw around, wrestled with, tickled and kissed the kids for half of the afternoon. It was a precious beautiful time. I would have to say that that experience had to be one of the most impactful times in my life. You see, the orphans there at AHope, all have HIV/AIDS. I don't know if I can adequately describe how special that experience was... it's not something I'll ever forget. We're also learning about ways EHBC may be able to continue to help the people here and the orphans in some ongoing ways too. We'll see where God might lead us down the road.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) we will head over to our Adopion Agency's Guest House on the other side of Addis ... then on Friday am, we will meet Tariku for the first time...