Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Psalm 82:3

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God?
What if my cowardice costs even one child somewhere in the world his or her life?
(excerpt from The Hole in Our Gospel)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Embassy; check...Visit the Care Center (all day long); check

Our visa interview went just fine today and tomorrow our agency representative will bring us Habtamu's passport and we will be completely official.  After our appointment we went to the care center one last time so Habtamu could see his friends and we could take tons of photos and short movies.  And by tons, I mean tons!  After I get home I'll upload them to picasa for the waiting families of all the cute IAG children :o)

Habtamu took hold of our  video camera and came back when the tape was empty.  Guess when we get home we'll see how his first film went!

Meanwhile, Chelsea got her hair braided and it turned out way better than when mom does it.  She also played games with all the kids, held some cute babies and survived not eating for 10 hours (we got dropped off and were picked up MUCH later than expected...but we survived).   

 This is Habtamu and his teacher...the woman who taught him a lot.

This is one of the MANY games the kids played together.  Sort of a red-rover ish type game that ends with tug of war between two children from opposing teams.  These kids somehow organize themselves into organized games...and laugh a lot when playing.  Jared primarily played soccer with two or three of the older boys, but did join in one of the other games where they sort of picked on him (it was funny!). 

And, of course, the staff made us coffee.  Not our favorite, but when in Africa, always say "well, thank you!"  Kyle said "thank you" twice (what a sport he was). 

We survived shopping at the "post office", too.  AKA "big shopping".  Here would be some goats being hearded and that was NOT a pretty sight, let me tell ya. 

Didn't want to go inside, but we did take a picture of it.  Self explanatory, wouldn't ya say?

A lonely  donkey...walking on a lonely road...looking lonely.

Tomorrow we are hoping to take the kids swimming at the Sheraton (it would be where Brad and Angela stay when they are in Ethiopia).  Chelsea is feeling a little "not good" tonight, but hanging in there and being awesome as usual.  Jared seems to be doing just fine too, but admittedly missing home VERY much!  He keeps saying "Sure wish we could go to Chili's for dinner!"  And by now I am wishing I could tell him "Okay...let's go!"

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