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Going back to Ethiopia?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2011 in missional, personal, service | 1 comment

Going back to Ethiopia?

Friday, Dave Black told me a little more about their Ethiopia planning meeting that they held Thursday evening at his home. (See his blog post on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 11:34 p.m.) From what I understand, he and BeckyLynn are very excited about the directions that the plans are taking. (See the picture to the left of some of the men, women, and children who are part of the planning team.)

I’m not going to write too much about the plans. Instead, I will leave that up to him. He says that he will write more later.

But, for now, I need to begin praying. Should I return to Ethiopia? Does God have another trip to Alaba in my near future?

I can tell you that I’m very concerned about my friends there, especially Nigussie. He is currently being chased (yes, literally chased) by some people who want to harm him physically, perhaps even kill him. I would also like to spend more time with some of the church leaders that I taught last Summer. I think there is more that I can help them with, and I think that I can still learn much from them.

This is a picture of me with Nigussie, who served as my primary translator and who gave up his home for Danny and me while we were in Alaba, Ethiopia last July.

So, will I go back to Ethiopia? I don’t know. But, I’m praying. Please pray with me.

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