Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Our bags are (almost) packed. We're (almost) ready to go.

Dear friends and family,

Michael, Allison, and I will leave for Ethiopia on Saturday, March 8. We fly to Dulles airport on Friday night with our friend Glen Bogdanovich (for whom this is his first trip. His wife Myndi traveled with Lori and Benjamin last year). On Saturday morning, we'll meet up with my cousin Patty, and many friends as well as soon to be friends.

Seven suitcases full of donations and one bag
with Allison's clothes. More bags yet to pack.

We will arrive in Ethiopia on Sunday, spend the night in Addis Ababa, and make the ten hour drive to Kombolcha on Monday. We'll spend late Monday, and Tuesday through Friday with the kids. Next year, we will begin working with a second care point, so we will also be visiting that location. We'll drive back to Addis Ababa the next day, spend Sunday and Monday attending church and being tourists and will leave Ethiopia late Monday night, returning to the U.S. early Tuesday morning. Ethiopia is eight hours ahead of Eastern time.

I will post photos and other info about our trip as time and Internet access allows. Thank you for your prayers and support during our trip.

Tom

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