Once again, Joy and Mark are traveling to Ethiopia.  Please pray with us regarding the ash cloud over Europe – it is affecting travel again in several major cities!  Another prayer concern is the election – and the reaction to its outcome – which will be held in Ethiopia on May 23rd. 
They’ll be hosting a group of people interested in helping Adoption Ministry financially and your prayers over that time are much appreciated.  Wick Nease, of Streams of Mercy, will be with the group.  His heart for widows and orphans is lived out through his ministry – be sure to check out the Streams of Mercy website and blog!
I wanted to share a couple of good blog posts just because I know our readers want to learn as much as possible about adoption and the issues surrounding it. 
This is a very thought-provoking post about adoption really being a band-aid over a gaping wound.  Share your thoughts in the comments below.
How one family sees God at work in their children, preparing them for a trip to Ethiopia.
Such a great perspective!
Moving ahead when disappointment makes us wonder.
Thank you so much for your continued prayers for Joy & Mark, for our ministry, for the upcoming trip to Ethiopia and for reading our blog!!