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...

Joy’s Last Update From Ethiopia

WIDOWS GETTING FLOUR Hello! Today is October 23rd and I will try to make this short. If I can get this out, it will be the last email I send. It is very, very difficult finding good internet service …. Today we left the precious children in Adama and headed for Addis....

From Joy in Ethiopia!

Greetings from the land of 13 months of sunshine! Yes, Ethiopia has 13 months and yes, it is sunshine most every day. I have certainly enjoyed the mild weather of Addis Ababa … in the 70’s during the day with blue skies and warm, not hot, weather.As always, the sights...