Friday, June 29, 2012

Team Bonding

With a little over two months to go, we are working on team bonding and personal reflection in preparation for Project Presence (wow, that was a lot of Ps!) And we couldn't be more excited!  With the help of modern technology (i.e. yahoo chat and groups), we are managing to build connections and excitement within the team for September's trip.  In fact, we can't think about it enough.

You know that butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling you get when something really scary and/or exciting is about to take place?  Yep.  Got 'em.  And it's the best feeling in the world.  Right now we're working out the details, talking about debriefing, meeting with our video dude, dividing up donations, fundraising (e.g. doing a garage sale in 100+ Midwestern heat!), and, generally, just getting excited to go.  We wish you could come, too!  What's that?  You want to?  Maybe it's not too late.  Or, if it is (no promises), this is DEFINITELY (probably) going to be an annual thing, so start looking ahead to next year.  We'll be sure to tell you all about it.

In the meantime, we'll keep you posted on our progress and make you wish, wish, WISH you were coming, too!  (Can you tell we're a wee bit excited?!?)

To close, we wanted to share with you a snapshot (or four) of Binyam's stay in the United States.  In case you didn't know, our main Ethiopian contact, Binyam, was able to come visit for a few days in May, and it was amazing.  We talked, prayed, visioned, shared, laughed, ate, and tried to cram absolutely too much in (in total American style) since he was only here 4 days!  Thank you, Binyam, for all you do to make this dream a reality.  We are SO BLESSED and THANKFUL by and for you!!

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