Joy wrote this on March 13th from Addis Ababa...
Tomorrow we start out early for Nekemte and Gimbie, two towns in the remote Western part of Ethiopia where we have orphanages. Today has been a very full, interesting and productive day. Mike and Dinah Monahan, pro-life leaders from Arizona and recently retired from Heritage House, have been traveling with us for the past three days. Today we connected with a wonderful Ethiopian sister who I have known for some time. It looks like we may be starting a crisis pregnancy center and maternity home here in Ethiopia! We met all morning discussing details …. we are still discussing details! It is so exciting to see what God is doing here. He is orchestrating so much more than I could ever have imagined. More updates will follow this new turn of events as they unfold.
I introduced Mike and Dinah to our wonderful YWAM Children’s Home here in Addis and several of the children shared their life stories, we sang songs and generally had a wonderful time with those precious children. We have opened up a new compound for the girls and a YWAM couple from India are the new houseparents. A renewed street ministry will start this coming week, and now that we have more room with two compounds, many more children from the streets can be brought into a place of shelter, acceptance and love.
Now it is time for sleep. I will not have access to any computer or internet while I am in Western Ethiopia. We have had many new babies come to our orphanages in Nekemete and Gimbie, and we will be bringing at least four abandoned babies to our Widows and Orphans Home in Adama when we return on Wednesday. That should be an interesting fourteen hour drive!