Easter Dinner and Adoption Touchpoints

Easter Dinner and Adoption Touchpoints

by Joy Casey  I am back in the capital city of Addis Ababa.  My work in the countryside is done and now I switch gears to a cosmopolitan atmosphere with all the trappings that go with a city of 5.5 million residents.  Bad roads defined the first week of travel,...
A Child Will Lead Them

A Child Will Lead Them

  Brothers and sister sit ‘round the table Pouring over gifts each colorfully labeled. But not for them, no, they want to give more To those in Ethiopia who are incredibly poor. With money in hand they long with a sigh To do something grand like a house to buy....

Through Jeff’s Lens

.Toward the end of my husband Jeff’s trip to Ethiopia, he and Mark Wolbert (Missions Director for Adoption Minsitry) went to visit the leper colony and the neighborhood by the dump in Addis Ababa. Almost all of this huge city is marked with extreme poverty...

Visit to a widow’s house

Mark Wolbert checks in with our first update from Ethiopia…Today in Addis Ababa, we drove through neighborhoods that became obviously poorer and poorer. Soon the buildings were less and less like houses and more and more like shacks, or lean-to’s, made of...

Ethiopia Trip Update #3 – from Mark

Mark Wolbert is our Missions Director. His wife Liane does many of our local homestudies and has travelled to Ethiopia twice already. They will both be going again this summer – be sure to check out our mission trip options on the website:I have a short minute...

Just waiting for our first update…

The internet is an iffy proposition in much of Ethiopia. I’m sure there is a high-speed connection somewhere but when I was there last year, we only found dial-up. And even that was a bit sketchy. One computer we used said it had over 1000 viruses!! So...