Friday, September 4, 2009

And We're Off

6 bags + 1 carry-on....just missing my carry-on in this picture...In my defense, we are taking quite a bit to the orphanage :)

Leaving on a jet plane....don't know when we'll be back again. It's that go. I am excited, tired and a wee bit stressed. Packing has been my biggest issue....and I'm asking that everyone would be praying for a miracle at the check-in counter tomorrow!!!!!!!! We leave Atlanta at 2:00 and fly out of D.C. at 8:30 in the evening....we arrive in Addis Ababa at 7:00 pm (noon back here in EST) on Sunday. I could panic, cry, scream, over think it.....but I'm really just not thinking about I can avoid a headache...and just rest in the palm of His hand. This is His gig anyway...and He's better at working out the details...big and small. I know there are hard times ahead. But I also know that God is going to teach me wonderful things and open my eyes to things I never knew existed....I know He is going to grow my daughter's heart and show Himself real and mighty to her....I know He is going to love the orphans without ceasing....pound the enemy into the dirt and call us to follow Him as He continues on....I pray for His grace, that I might be able to keep up. Thank you everyone who has prayed, given, written cards, sent gifts, read our blog and fed us.....Thanks for being part of our team go with us. This journey has really just begun....God has wonderful things in store!!!!!

Prayer requests:
His peace
safe travel
divine appointments
new friends
miraculous language learning
New Forever Homes for 147 million children of the King


The Munck Family said...

WE love you both and are praying for you and that God have HIS hand upon you in all your travels.

We'll be excited to read each post and keep up with where the Lord is taking you.

Amanda said...

You will be in my thoughts & prayers not only this weekend, but in the months ahead. I love you both, and I look forward to continuing to hear about God's work in your life.

The Fab 4 said...

Shoot, I'm gettin' all weepy, friend! We are so excited for you and Kenli. Take your hilarious self and heart to serve to that country that I LOVE with all my heart. Kiss and love all the "Dosens" until their parents can come get them. Send every picture of children and widows in need and break our hearts for what breaks his. May our safe, comfortable, barely open eyes be opened WIDE for these precious people. Kelly, you are the perfect ambassador. We love you!

misslynda said...

I am crying because I miss you both so much already but I would never hold back anyone's obedience to God's plan for their life. I pray all the things you ask for plus an abundance of prayer warriors for you! Stay focused on seeing HIM in everything every single day. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you both!

Mary Helen said...

Kelly- I hope that you and Kenli will adjust to the time difference soon. I'm going to follow you as you blog about your experiences in Ethiopia. May God richly bless the two of you as you follow his will.

Mrs. Tara said...

Just wanted you to know we prayed for you at Family Camp. We prayed specifically about once you arrive, your luggage and getting to the appointed person that is to meet you. Praying all goes smoothly as we discussed. Love and miss you already!

Vanessa said...

Wow, Kelly! I had no idea what you and Kenli were doing until I just read Merica's blog and checked out yours. My prayers and thoughts go with you, and I can't wait to see how God uses both of you in Ethiopia. I'll be following along!!

Rick said...

Hey Kelly! Quick note, we will be praying for you and Kenli as you get set up... God bless!

Lacie said...

Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you and Kenli!! I will be praying for you guys!! I hope your arrival was safe and not too tiring!! Those time changes can really get ya!!
Lots of love!

Steve said...

I wish you and Kenli a safe arrival and hope you are not to tired. I will be praying for you both. Love you both very much. Aunt Cheryl

Tracy said...

We are dying to hear how it is going!! please post soon! thank you so much for offering to visit our children!----- we have news that mountains are melting before us, and we'll know the outcome in a week! we'd love your prayers and we are praying for you and are so very excited for God's calling on your life!