Saturday, March 17, 2012

.give one save one - and SIM.

Good Saturday Morning Everyone!  We have another giveaway for you today but first the winner from yesterday is......


Congrats!  I will get it to you next week! :)

Today I wanted to share with you SIM in Ethiopia.  SIM is Serving In Missions the organization that I traveled to Liberia with...4 years ago.  I knew they also worked in Ethiopia as one of the girls at our training was going there.  I just never knew I would get lucky and get to check it out myself.

at SIM compound  

On Sunday I attended Birtukan and her husband, Nesibu's church.  Usually couples who travel for adoption go to an international church in Ethiopia - but I really wanted to go to a local church.  I knew I would not understand anything they said but knew that it would be amazing anyway.  I am sooooo glad I went.  Every time I go to church in Africa I leave with so much joy in my soul.  They open up and dance and sing loud and praise Jesus and most people who attend don't care that they look somewhat crazy - they are only dancing for God.  It is completely beautiful and brings tears to my eyes.

at SIM compound 

At church on Sunday there were about 20 other white people that I spotted - so of course I wondered who they were.  They all sat together and right before the sermon the pastor called up one of the men.  He explained they were from the Saint Louis area, hi neighbors, and they were there with SIM.  I think my heart skipped a beat.  It was because of my work with SIM a couple years earlier that we were really drawn to adoption in the first place.  So of course I love hearing about their ministry.



When we got home I asked Birukan if the compound was far....she said, "no, do you want to go I am best friends with the Ethiopian director". Of course she is.  So we went and toured their compound.  Their main focus is printing and distributing books and pamphlets to the local people in Amharic.  Their compound is small, but gorgeous.  I know they are doing great work and we are excited to go back and get to know their staff more.  They were so kind to show us around and get to know us.





And now for our final giveaway!  Today for sharing our Give One Save One link we are giving away a book journal and an envelope journal.
So far we are at $1,214!!!  This is HUGE and will help bring our guy home!



Entering the giveaway is simple, we just ask you to share our story by linking to the give one save one page.
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2 comments:

Sara Kay said...

Shared via Facebook. What a success!

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