Over the next several days, I will post entries from my journal during my 19 days in Ethiopia. God moved in mighty ways and I look forward to sharing with you.
11-23-08 – After 30 hours of travel from home to the airport in Addis, Ethiopia, we have finally arrived. I was not emotionally prepared to meet these brothers and sisters that I have prayed for over the past 2 years. Some of them I have only known their names and certain prayer requests for them. Now I see them face to face. We were greeted with Roses and smiles and hugs.
I am reminded of Eph. 4:1-6. We have One Lord, One Spirit, One Body of Christ. There is such unity through prayer. We can experience this by praying for people around the world, or down the street. Our prayers unite our hearts together with the Lord. What an amazing God we serve!
On top of this time at the airport, God has provided a miracle. We did not even have to pass through customs! We were carrying 24 large suitcases with supplies. Many of these things would have caused us to pay customs. The customs officials just waived us on through! Simply amazing!