Saturday, January 7, 2012

Melkam Gena!

Today, January 7th,  is Christmas Day in Ethiopia!!!  "Melkam Gena" means Merry Christmas  in Amharic.  This is the day they celebrate Christ's birth in Ethiopia!

We are celebrating this morning at our house too...

with cinnamon rolls and Ethiopian coffee!  Yummy!!!

Well, we are PRAYING boldly for our baby girl and for Ethiopian adoption lately!   In fact, lots of AGCI families all over the country were all praying last night at the same time!  It was so neat to be on our knees praying for the orphans of Ethiopia, and know that so many of our other friends were doing the same thing!

Jody started reading a new book from Mark Batterson yesterday morning called "The Circle Maker".  He updated our FB status yesterday morning with this quote from the book, 
"God honors bold prayers; bold prayers honor God!"

So, yes, we are praying boldly for our Caroline Faith!  I got my birthday wish...it was just a day late!  We moved a spot closer to her!!!! :)

Praying that this is our last Ethiopian Christmas without our Ethiopian princess!

"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you."  Jeremiah 29:12

6 comments:

The Annessa Family said...

Love that quote...I think it's hard sometimes to be bold before God. But He hears our hearts! We can ask for complete healing, for the child of our heart, for whatever it is we are seeking. And our Father will always respond in His perfect way.

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.com

Lauren said...

Melkam Gena!!!! Praying for BIG movement and a sweet little face to call your own soon!! Can't wait to see you in just 3 weeks!! :D

The Braddy's said...

Love it! Melkam Gena!

Carrie said...

Praying with y'all! Our pastor is almost finished with the book and said he can't put it down. I'm definitely picking it up next! Happy New Year!

leemeandthegirls said...

Happy late birthday to you! And CONGRATS For moving one place closer to bringing her to her forever home! :)

Lindsay said...

Just found your blog! How cute! Melkam Gena! My husband and I are on AGCI's adoption waitlist for Ethiopia also! :) Praying for babies for us all soon! :)

Lindsay
Journey of Faith Adoption