Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ethiopian Mission Trip

My husband is back from his mission trop to Ethiopia! He is still taking frequent and long naps to overcome the jet lag, but he is so glad he made the trip and so glad to be home! Like anyone who makes a trip like this, he is grateful for the blessings we have in our lives and is planning to work with our church to continue helping the people he met.

Unfortunately, these photos were taken by mistake with the video function selected on his camera! The only one meant to be a video is of the people dancing and singing in celebration of their new source of clean water!

The people dug the wells; the mission team installed the pumps. Larry was privileged to be the first one to pump water; the pump was donated by Larry's brother Ron in memory of their sister Dorothy who died last year.

This is Pastor Dennis blessing the new pump:

This is Larry, pumping the first water!

The villagers dancing and singing in celebration. Turn on your speakers.

The Mission Team.

Thanks for stopping by. And thank you for the prayers that brought everyone home safely!


donna mikasa said...

Hi Judy! So happy that Larry completed his mission and is now safe and sound at home. I'm so proud of his accomplishment, and the joy he brought to those villagers! I'll never take water for granted anymore...Off to Flickr! Will email/call you soon! Hugs to both of you! xx

Nancy said...

Wonderful bits of history in the making! It's clear by the video the impact this water pump will have on this village. Like Donna, I vow never to take the precious water running from every faucet for granted. Thanks for sharing these photos, Judy! Well done, Larry, what a wonderful thing you and your brother did to honor your sister.

Barb said...

Judy, I didn't know the pump was being given to the villagers in memory of Larry's sister. What a wonderful way to honor her life! Thanks for sharing the photos and video and I'm happy Larry is back home with you, safe and sound! Hugs to you!

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is such a blessing Judy. I am more than certain that these people are truly grateful. We are so priviledge aren't we. My hubby went on a trip too and he said that it really helps one to have a better perspective on life. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Love the videos, such a wonderful group of people. So loveing and aprreciative.

Dawn T said...

great videos Judy. What joy it must have been to see how important these small things are to others.

Karen from MI said...

Hi Judy! What a blessing to so many who will now reap the benefits of Larry and the rest of the "missionaries" from the church, to install the pumps. It's just amazing and so heart warming to see the pure delight, once the water was flowing.........nothing should ever be taken for granted, back here in the US! We are blessed beyond measure. God bless Larry and all of the others who gave of their time and talents, to make this happen for the people. I LOVED the little videos.......I felt like I was really right there with everyone. Thanks so much for sharing. Love, Karen xo

Lin said...

So glad you posted these, Judy! We really are so very fortunate, and need to be reminded of that.

Cathy A said...

Judy, what an amazing thing he has done.
I just wanted to let you know I'm passing on the Liebster blog award to you. I hope you'll accept the award! You can see the post on my blog here:

Deirdre said...

Judy, thank you so much for sharing these photos with us. We are all so blessed and this reminds us of how blessed we truly are - thank you.

Thanks also for stopping by my blog yesterday and leaving a very sweet message.

Alice said...

such a wonderful mission and this will be an incredible legacy. thanks for sharing, Judy!