Well, we’re back “home” (Ethiopia). The sign above is what we see when we get off the airplane and enter the airport. We also remind each other of this sign when there are things we struggle to understand or are very different from what we’re used to.
We also have a house in Addis! We were able to stay there when we all arrived back in Ethiopia. I must say that Jon did a good job finding a house that is good for the four of us and also provides additional ministry opportunities, although we’re still determining what these will be.
This month, Jon is finishing up things at the hospital in Sodo, continuing to cover the general surgery service at the hospital and deliver the educational components for the residents while the other surgeon is in the U.S. for a home assignment. We are making the final move to Addis in order for us to be ready for school to start August 4th for Bekah and Grace. It’s had to wait until then though, because Grace is pretty much ready to start now!