Zero Visibility

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A couple days ago we got one of the common downpours in Addis Ababa that included hail. It seems like all the worlds water is released on Addis in a half hour span. A couple friends and I were in a mini bus. Like mentioned before these busses are from about the 60’s and each one that runs is a miracle of Ethiopian ingenuity. This particular bus had NO windshield wipers, but that didn’t slow our drive down in the downpour. You could not see a thing in front of you, seriously nothing. It was kinda fun, like a roller coaster ride with blinders. It was at least hilarious. Needless to say we made it safely to our destination.
It got me thinking about the kids moving into the house on Friday. We have spent the good part of the last 10 months preparing and planning our boy’s future in the house. The reality remains that none of us have any idea how it will play out or how God will show up in their lives. We have ZERO visibility in terms of the future of all of us, the boys, workers, and people who will show up in the future.
If I am 100% honest, I am scared to death about what may be coming up. Yeah, that is a lack of faith but I hope the fact that I continue to move forward despite silly fears is the true sign of my faith. I have no idea how this will play out but remain confident that looking back on this time I will be amazed by all that God does through this. I can’t wait till that day, right now though my knees are shaking a bit.
The boys will come to the house for the first time at 11am on Friday. That day will be filled with going over the rules, consequences, programs, structure of how everything will work. They will be sent back to their shanty homes for the last time to collect their things and say good bye to their old life. On Satruday we will take them shopping for new clothes that will be a symbolic piece of how it is a new chance at improving their lives. On Sunday we will have some volunteer introductions, games and church. Then next week we will start regularly scheduled programs like tutoring, medical check ups, mentoring, devotions, recreation, three meals and much more.
These are exciting and scary times. The fact that it is actually, finally happening is surreal. Please think of our team often. Please pray for us, pray for our wisdom, for our stress levels, for our ability to build each other up and not tear down, pray for our faith, our confidence, and to feel the presence of God very close by.
FINALLY! A HUGE HUGE thanks for all those who have contributed in so many ways. Nice emails, educational emails or info, encouraging words on the blog or through email, prayers, thoughts and financial support. This is NOT possible with out you all!

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Written by adamtaylorethiopia

August 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Adam: Well that day is finally here, sort of like your wedding day. High expectations, lots of jitters, and the awesome realization that there is no turning back. This is what you longed for and what you most feared. What an exciting dance. “Dance on, oh beloved brother”. Doc

    Doc

    August 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm

  2. Ad: I am glad to see your vision and those of others working along side of you come to this reality. What a blessing for the boys! I pray you will handle all the challenging tmes ahead in the same way you have during this transitonal year – with faith, insight, determination and the help of others.

    Dad

    August 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm

  3. Dude this is so exciting! you’re about to cross into a new chapter, where things you only knew by faith are becoming visible!

    i wonder if windshield wipers would have actually made it harder for the driver, after learning to drive without them, ha.

    DeAndre'

    August 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm


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