We are very excited to see how God will use us these next few weeks. We will be serving and learning in a very different setting than our norm, but we realize that God calls us to care for orphans and widows no matter where we are. For this course abroad, we have been reading When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett. The authors pointed something out that has stuck...we are all in impoverished-- "Poverty is rooted in broken relationships, so the solution to poverty is rooted in the power of Jesus' death and resurrection to put all things in right relationship again."
As we embark on this journey, we ask that you pray for God to give us strength and wisdom. More importantly, we pray that God will humble us and help us realize how broken and in need of a Savior we all are-- both you and me, and our brothers and sisters in Ethiopia.