In fact, I just knew we would adopt from Africa. Matthew was in China though- and when I saw his little face, I knew he was mine.
What I also know is this: I personally have not earned my position in this comfortable way I live at all! I could just as easily have been born in Ethiopia (or anywhere), orphaned from birth, parents living or dying with HIV, no access to medicine or education.
God wants me to represent him here on Earth. So when I go to Ethiopia to love on these orphans and show them that they matter, that they are treasured, that they are wonderfully made... really I am just representing Jesus. Jesus shows me love, and so I show him love back by spending my money, my time and my emotion on these children and widows whom he loves. I show my love to the Lord by showing love to his people.
Look at THIS place... we will be there! I've known about Korah for about 2 years and have always dreamed of stepping foot there.
“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:40
So.... I've got some yummy yummy sourdough rolls ready for pick up or delivery NOW!! The starter and recipe was from my cousin, Tracy, who invited me to go to Ethiopia in the first place. I have pans of 9 rolls for $8 and the money will go directly to our trip!
|The starter, after a good feeding!|
|Mixing up the ingredients for the rolls|
|Letting her rise|