This is a map of Ethiopia. The red pin is where Soddo is located on a map.
In the fall of 2013 God asked us to trust Him and ‘GO’ to the nation of Ethiopia to serve the people there at Soddo Christian Hospital. We didn’t know if he meant to just have us go for a short-term trip or long-term. We have had our conversations with Him about why it is hard to go, or not convenient, but He just keeps saying ‘GO’. In June of 2014 our family visited Soddo Christian Hospital in southern Ethiopia and our hearts are now there. We returned back to the Pacific NW after our trip and know we are supposed to go back. We are wrapping things up here, and just as soon as we raise the financial support we need to facilitate ministry and life other there we are to ‘GO’!!!! :) We arrived in Ethiopia in February of 2015.
This blog is our journey of daily saying ‘YES!!’
Because sometimes when all we want to do is make excuses, He just simply whispers, ‘how could you NOT serve me?’ And you know right there that no excuse is worthy of the loosing out on receiving this blessing that He is offering us. It is our honour to serve the people of Ethiopia. Brad (the Husband) will be the Hospital Chief Operating Officer and I will support him, raise the boys and have an open heart to serve each day as the Lord would ask.
Now by faith we are watching Him uproot the mountains before us and move them.
That is why we call our ministry ‘ Faith & Mountains’ because we need a constant reminder that He is bigger.
For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. –Matthew 17:20
Some say it is where the garden of Eden could have been, all I know is that it is absolutely beautiful.
Please pray for Ethiopia.