Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Priceless Gift

Jim sent the following message from Ethiopia a few days ago.  I can hardly wait for him to get home and pour out every detail of his trip; he has been so good about e-mailing me as often as he can, but his messages are brief; internet is spotty, he doesn't have a lot of time, and it doesn't help that he types with two fingers.  :)  So I'll just have to wait.  I am still rolling all of this around in my heart...so deeply thankful, joyful, and burdened all at the same time.  We have prayed for and imagined this for so long.  I'm not even going to try to elaborate on his message right now.  Maybe after he's home and I've heard the whole story.  But for now...here it is:

Best days of my life: Becoming a Christian, marrying my wife, birth/adoption of my children, and today...meeting an incredibly Godly women who says she prays for us! She trusted God and gave two of her children to us and today I met her and her precious oldest daughter. By the way the dress fits perfectly. I can't stop fighting tears. SHE prays for us! I have lots of video, including the market place buying a cow, 3 sheep, and 4 chickens. I am blessed way more than I deserve. 

I will add that this meeting was NOT the purpose of Jim's trip to Ethiopia.  When we planned the trip we had no idea that this would be part of it.  God opened up doors in an amazing way...we could never have imagined the way that He would perfectly work out every detail.  We are so blessed.


  1. So happy that they were able to meet! Praise God!

  2. Susan, I just popped in tonight and am so blessed by what the Lord is doing through you all. Would love to her more!