Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thankful for Ethiopia

Today I am so thankful for Ethiopia.
November 7 was Orphan Sunday (http://www.orphansunday.org/) and our church had a presentation and Orphan focus both in the a.m. and p.m. service and it was so awesome. Just to understand that we are adopted by God and grafted into His family through Jesus and also understanding our call to love and care for the fatherless in this same way.

There is an adoption ministry at our church and there are several families adopting (one from South Korea) and a few from Ethiopia which includes Joe's brother and sister-in-law. Don and Sara are hoping to bring home a little boy (or twins!) in 2011. We are so thrilled to be adding another little Jones to the bunch -it will be perfect timing with our little one - they will be cousins and besties, I just know it!!

I just wanted to share with you guys a link to order a shirt to support their adoption - they are great shirts, so comfortable - I wear mine all the time.
Another exciting piece of news is that they received a matching grant, where if they raise $5,000, they receive another $5,000 from an organization! I'm so excited about this - that will be a huge help to them!! So if you are wanting to give in this way, here is a link to that as well or you can email me for more info too. I'm just so excited to share this with you and so thankful for this country where my little nephew will come from and for Don and Sara as they bring this little one into their home.

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