Sunday, June 15, 2008

Simon's Job Status & Ethiopia Thoughts

Simon's Job
Well, we have good news on the job front for Simon. He has a second interview with the bank he interviewed with a month or so ago. This is the one that told him that they wanted to hire him, but couldn't fill the position at that time. His interview is Wed...we are on pins and needles waiting for it. I just calculated what I think he will be making and how much of that we can dedicate to the adoption, and if he starts in July, we will have our $10,000 goal by October! That means we will be able to start the adoption process then. Things have been moving pretty quickly with Ethiopia, so we may have our baby boy home by next summer!

With all of the news lately about the famine in Ethiopia (admittedly I have not watched much of it, as it is too heart breaking for me right now) and the research I have been doing on the country, I can't help but think there has to be something more we can do. Realizing I make as much in one day as some Ethiopians make in an entire year. Also, the famine...we eat more during one meal then some Ethiopians have in an entire day. Our church recently sent several groups to Africa on a missions trip. We are going to connect with them to see how we can help while we are there. From what I have heard of others trips to pick up their children, we may have time to do some work while we are there. Not one day passes that I do not think about this country and the people there.