1 week left & our bags have yet to be packed. It will happen though...very soon :)

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. 
Departing USA--Sunday, January 5, 2014. 
Traveling through Istanbul, Turkey.
Arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-- Tuesday, January 7, 2014. 
Returning to the USA-- Monday, January 27, 2014. 

Our three weeks in Ethiopia will be packed with many incredible experiences. We will be staying in Addis Ababa with a former Calvin Nursing Professor, Mary VanderWal. The following is a general overview of our trip. We will keep you updated whenever we have WiFi!
Week 1: spent in Addis Ababa observing urban health care, visiting orphanages and pediatric clinics, and possibly visiting the Fistula Hospital! Week 2: work in a rural clinic training community health workers.  
Week 3: week spent in Langano to help out at some rural clinics and assist Mary with her PhD research.  
    Coryn Mulder & 
    Megan Jongekrijg


    We are both Nursing/Public Health students at Calvin College. We are passionate about serving the least of these and being the hands and feet of Jesus. We believe God calls us to bring His love and Good News wherever we are–from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    We will be updating our blog whenever we are able. 
    Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated! 

    Luke 4:18-19


    December 2013