Commitment and Blessing

Commitment and Blessing

by Jason Barta I was excited and tired when I awoke this morning…but first I need to explain about the afternoon the day before.  Joy, Dan, and Steven started their journey back toward Addis Ababa in the late afternoon and I was missing their company.  Miki, Zerihun,...
Come Travel With Me – Day Four

Come Travel With Me – Day Four

by Joy Casey Before another day passes, I need to explain why I am doing this trip solo.  My colleague and friend, Jason Barta, planned to travel with me.  We spent much time planning what to bring and making sure our four suitcases were packed to the limit.  However,...
Highs and Lows – Day Three

Highs and Lows – Day Three

by Joy Casey  Today was a long day full of challenges, disappointment and joy.  We pulled into the parking lot of our hotel just as the sun set.  Dusty, parched and ready to be done with unbelievable “roads,” my attention is now focused on sharing bits and pieces of...
Storytime – ll

Storytime – ll

This is the second post of life-changing stories … if you missed the earlier stories, you can read them here. “Do all things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.” Romans 12:17 Sometimes God adds to his family one at a time, but occasionally a new...
Our God Reigns!

Our God Reigns!

School starts in Ethiopia after their New Year celebration in September.  Interested in a bit of trivia?  Ethiopia marks time by the Julian calendar that has 13 months and is 7 years behind our Gregorian calendar.  September 12th is a huge day of celebration in...
Hearing God’s Word!

Hearing God’s Word!

by Joy Casey “Church starts at 8?” I ask. “Yes,” Zerihun replies. “How long will it take to get there?” “Oh, about 20-30 minutes.” “Then we need to leave no later than 7:30,” I reply. “Oh, no.  Probably leaving at 8 will be fine.” Relax, Joy, and remember that...