Ethiopia Bound

This has been a crazy couple of weeks in our house. My oldest son had the flu early last week and still can’t seem to shake the coughs that came along with it. So we have spent many nights sitting up and watching Star Wars while he coughs on the couch beside me.

I can’t think of many things that make you feel as helpless as being the parent of a sick child. When you have given all of the medicine and done all of the things that you are supposed to do and your child is still sick, you just feel helpless. That has been my week this week, sitting on the couch watching Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back and feeling helpless.

During that time I have had a whole lot of time to think about a trip that is coming up very fast for me. My sister is lives in Ethiopia working with orphaned children and others. On March 12-20 I am taking a team of 5 people over to work with her and her ministry.

As I have been sitting and feeling helpless I can’t stop thinking about parents in Ethiopia who are also holding sick children. These parents have much less hope than I have, and must feel just as helpless. They are a parent just like I am and it must break their heart to see their children suffer. So I am thrilled to be able to go and work with them and take the love of Jesus to them and share with them my time and a little medicine and help as well.

If you have enjoyed what you have seen here at and have used the stuff that you find here why not spend some time and pray about giving to help us on this trip. We are staying with my sister so this is probably the most frugal overseas trip you will ever get a chance to sponsor, but the college kids who are going still need some financial help.

You can be that help by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button in the navigation bar. It hasn’t been working for the past few months, but I have finally gotten my paypal straightened up and it is now up and running again. There is no suggested amount, anything from 1 dollar to 6,000 can help us. So please pray about supporting this trip and keep checking back in the next few days for more insights and information.

One thought on “Ethiopia Bound

  • March 13, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    I just wanted to encourage you not to feel helpless when your little ones are sick. Psalm 103: 1-5 that we should bless (empower to prosper) the Lord and forget not all his benefits. Now in the Greek the word salvation has a sevenfold meaning: that's healing, deliverance, safety, soundness, perseverance, victory, and prosperity. Salvation is our inheritance. Verse 3 in Psalm 103 says He forgives all of our sins and heals all of our diseases. So if we are sons and daughters of the living God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ (Galations 4:5), then healing is part of our redemption package. So sickness has already been paid for and has no right to live in a child of God. Speak the Word over your little ones. You are not helpless, but the very same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you (Eph. 1:19-20). Life and death are in the power of your tongue,(Prov. 18:21) and you are only helpless if you say you are.


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