Our 2009 Women to Women Team is on their way to Ethiopia! Last night we had a wonderful prayer send-off where parents, family and friends gathered at the YWAM Adoption Ministry house in Puyallup to pray over each team member and ask God to go before them, preparing the way for a wonderful 12 days of ministry and adventure!
Each team member took one personal suitcase and one (gigantic) suitcase filled right to the 50 lb capacity with clothing, formula, craft supplies, diapers, vitamins and gifts for the children in our orphanages. In addition, enough money was raised to provide two widows in Adama with cataract surgery, giving them recovery of their sight!
Our team will fly to Washington D.C. and on to Addis Ababa (via a one hour fuel stopever in Rome), arriving at 7 pm on July 9th. (Ethiopia is 10 hours ahead of Pacific time here.) Please pray for safe travels, calm spirits, team unity and God's leading in all they do. I will be updating the blog with more details about their itinerary in the days to come. We don't anticipate a lot of communication from the women, as the internet is sketchy at best in Ethiopia, but anything I hear, I will pass along in the blog!
(You can read a few more details about the trip here.)