Well, it's official! We have been accepted into Lifeline Children's Services Ethiopia program! We have prayed and prayed for God to lead us to the place he wants us, and this is it!
We are beyond excited to be finally starting this journey. We're so thankful for God's leading, and we want so much for you to continue to PRAY that his will be done in this entire process. It's expensive and time consuming and invasive, but the little smile at the other end of this thing makes it ALL worth it! So please pray with us!
Here are a few Ethiopia facts for those of you who are interested-
Ethiopia is home to over 4.6 million orphaned children. This is one of the largest populations of orphans in the world and the highest population of orphans in Africa. Ethiopia borders Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya.
Ethiopia is the oldest independent nation in Africa, a land of stunning natural beauty covering an area twice the size of Texas. Over 80 languages are spoken, the national language being Amharic. Much of the year is warm and pleasant in Addis Ababa, the capital.
Ethiopia has a population of over 75 million people. Its main Religions are Muslim (45 to 50%), Ethiopian Orthodox (35 to 40%), Animist 12%, other 3%. Its main exports are coffee, quat, gold, leather products, live animals, and oilseeds. Per Capita GNP is US $1,000. Life expectancy is 49 years. There are 500 people for every doctor.
Also....I'm working on getting adult sizes in the Africa shirts! Keep those orders coming! Thank you so much to those of you who have already ordered shirts. We are so thankful for the support. And don't forget to send me your pictures!! Here are our girlies in theirs-