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Update on My Trip to Ethiopia

Posted: September 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Well, I’ve been back in Eau Claire for over a week now. Other than bringing back a little stomach bug, I came home safe and sound. To say that my week in Addis was good would be a tremendous understatement. It was more and better than I imagined. God met me in a variety of ways and I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be in Addis, see the things I saw and meet the people I met. I could not help feeling, time and again, that I was privileged throughout the week. I found myself involved in conversations regarding things and with people that made me think, “Who am I that I get to be a part of this?”

My objectives for this trip were the following:
1. Gain a deeper understanding of the culture and people of the city of Addis Ababa
2. Gain a deeper understanding of how God is already at work in community development in Addis

I feel confident that both of these objectives were more than met. I walked away from Addis with a deeper sense of the infiltration of God’s kingdom in that city and a deeper understanding of my purpose and role in that infiltration. However, I know that I am only beginning to scratch the surface.

Over the next few days, I aim to spend some time processes all the information and experiences that I accumulated while in Addis. Eventually, I would like to put together an analysis document that describes what is happening and the ideas I have on how to get involved. If you are interested in accessing this or if you have any questions, please send me an email at