Update

Talked to Emily today and and well into our 5 AM hour. She and Berhanu and Yiesmachew went first thing yesterday morning to check on the Sarah, Juddah and Mom. They all went to the clinic to be checked and doctor reported that Juddah is doing much better and his breathing is hardly labored. Sarah if doing fine, no need for antibiotics at this point, and I didn't get a report from Em about mom. They were all excited as today they delivered the big package of handwritten notes of encouragement you all had sent to mom. They were not translated into Amharic, and tho they didn't have time to read them all to her, mom was very teary when she received the package. Em said that they will try and read some of them to her over the next few days. Can you even imagine never getting a letter in your life, and then suddenly friends show up at your doorstop with an armful of letters... letters from friends around the globe who you have never met. Oh how I wish I could have been there to share in her joy, just to see her face as the letters were handed to her. Team Juddah (Emily, Berhanu & Yiesmachew) were in and out of goverment offices today trying to secure the last few documents we need before applying for Juddah's visa. At one point they headed back to Lafto to print off some papers I had emailed Em, she brought the computer in the van with her and we were skyping back and fourth from the van... This is a time when technology is a great friend and a time saver.

Continue to pray that we would get all the necessary documents and information needed to submit Juddahs application for a visa. That all the information on those would be correct and satisfy the Embassy. That the appointment would be scheduled as quickly as possible. It feels as tho time is ticking away quickly, I can't imagine how his head actually feels, but Em says he is fussy, and seems uncomfortable. Pray that Juddah could rest comfortably not be in pain and be immune to any more sickness. His little body needs to be strong to make the 24 hour flight, and strong for surgery. Pray for peace and patience for mama as she continues to care for 3 young children. Pray that team Juddah would be directed to all the right places to get the information needed and that they would be met with kindness and gentleness.

In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path... Proverbs 3:6


Prayer Warriors Needed
Friends Donna and Sterling were just in Ethiopia picking up their new daughter, and took some time to go to Korah and visit Juddah and Sarah. Here is a new picture of them. That is Sarah on the left, and Juddah on the right. My how they have grown. They are on a diet now of formula made with clean water, thanks to all of you! The change in them is amazing to see. I'm anxious to see how much they both weigh. On a side note, and a quite amusing one, big sister... all of 5.. got a hold of an eyebrow pencil somewhere and drew in eyebrows on little Sarah... kids are kids no matter what country they are from! 

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Beautiful... I especially love the penciled eyebrows :)

Andrea said...

So beautiful! Still praying! :)

Erin said...

Everything seems to be falling into place! Praise God! Still praying...