For our son, Christian it was the last day as a high school freshman and the beginning of an overseas adventure. Through, Women of Faith, I have worked with World Vision for many years but this would be Christian’s first time to come with me on a World Vision trip.
We met up with my friend of almost thirty years, Sandi Patty, and her son, Sam, at the Dallas Airport and began our long trip. We flew to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, then to Nairobi, Kenya and finally on to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The following morning we set out with our World Vision U.S. team leaders, Michael Beonky and Jenny Lockwald, and began the six-hour drive to the town of Jimma, which would be our base for the next few nights.