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Ethiopia Trip Starts Today for Some

Posted by on Jun 30, 2010 in personal | Comments Off on Ethiopia Trip Starts Today for Some

Ethiopia Trip Starts Today for Some

As most of my readers know, I am going to Ethiopia with Dave and BeckyLynn Black in July. Actually, the Ethiopia trip started yesterday for Dave Black, and it starts today for the largest part of the group going to Ethiopia.

Dave left yesterday because he could get a better rate on airfare. Over twenty people leave today. They are all meeting up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, then traveling over sixteen hours by bus to the southern part of the country. Once they get there, they will split up into four or five teams and travel to different villages and areas.

If you are interested in following their itinerary, the Black’s have put together a special prayer itinerary for this trip: “July 2010 Prayer Itinerary.”

Meanwhile, Danny (from “learning…“) and I will not begin our part of the trip until July 14. (By the way, Danny and I are the two young, good looking guys right in the middle of the picture. Danny’s wearing an orange scarf, and I’m to his left – your right.)

I know that the people traveling to south Ethiopia would appreciate your prayers. It is the rainy season in Ethiopia, and the rains have been heavier than usual. This may make some of the roads they will be taking impassable. Then, if things go well, they will also have an opportunity to visit two warring tribes.

Once Danny and I leave on July 14, and for the next 2 weeks, I will not have internet access. So, I have prepared a short post for each day, giving a brief – very brief – glimpse into what we plan to do that day while in Ethiopia. I will not be able to moderate comments (for those who have not commented before), and I will not be able to reply to comments.

For now, please pray for my friends who are already traveling toward Ethiopia.