An Ethiopian Travelog

My wife, Gail, and I are in Ethiopia this week with World Vision, the largest non-government humanitarian organization in the world. They specialize in “sponsoring children” in developing countries.

Ethiopian students in a school that was a prison

Their work is truly amazing. We are traveling with Max Lucado and his wife, Denalyn; Rich Stearns, CEO of World Vision and his wife, Renee; Mary Graham, head of Women of Faith; and a few others.

I was hoping to be able to blog while on the trip. However, we are in such remote areas that I don’t have access to the internet. However, I am able to text message and Twitter from my iPhone, thanks to AT&T’s wonderful network of international partners.

My friend, Anne Jackson, volunteered to upload this brief blog post (which I banged out as a text message with my thumbs!) Several in our group, including Gail (@gailhyatt), Max (@maxlucado), and Mary (@marygraham), are Twittering their experiences live under the #wve hashtag. Just click on this link to follow us all.

As soon as I can regain internet access, I will upload a few posts and pictures. In the meantime, we would all be very grateful for your prayers, not only for us, but for the children of Ethiopia.

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