posts from category: Adami Tulu

We’re Moving

Casey and I are really excited and terrified and thrilled and nervous to announce our plans to move to ETHIOPIA.  If you know us at all, then this probably isn’t a surprise to you.  God has been leading us down … Keep Reading…

Lost and Found

On Wednesday, we held the grain distribution for the Ziway schools.  Again, it was sacred, humbling.  One woman was literally trembling as we filled her bag with food.  Tears welled in her eyes, and she could barely speak.  I feel … Keep Reading…

Grain Distribution

The weekend was long and quiet for us.  Saturday, we walked with the kids over to Samuel’s Home, the foster care home set up by Misgana Ministries.  It wasn’t a long walk, but we are so unused to walking to … Keep Reading…

Settling In

We’ve only been here two days, but already it feels like much, much longer. After a four hour drive from Addis, we arrived in Ziway on Sunday afternoon.  We checked into our rooms at Teddy’s, otherwise known as the Bethlehem … Keep Reading…

Arrival

It’s been my experience that everything looks awful the night before a big trip.  And this trip was no exception.  The amount of work it takes to get ready seems colossal next to the reasons for going.  “Why are we … Keep Reading…

Many Mothers

The first time I traveled to Ethiopia, I wasn’t traveling as a tourist or a missionary or a philanthropist, I was traveling as a mother.  So when the heights of Addis Ababa broke through the clouds and I peered through … Keep Reading…

More About Our Summer Plans

On Sunday morning, Mary Beth and I sat down with one of our ministers at church, Ron Cook, and talked more about what we’re planning to do in Ethiopia this summer. I know we’ve outlined some of our plans here … Keep Reading…

Unbelievable!

I gotta tell you…in late November, we weren’t quite sure this was going to happen. On November 30, we had raised just $54,000 of our $300,000 project. And what can I say? Somebody important loves these kids in Ethiopia, because since December … Keep Reading…

Merry Christmas And Our 2013 Plans

All joking aside, we do wish you a very merry Christmas. We’ve had a busy, but fun, year at the Picker house. Caleb started kindergarten this fall, and Evelyn and Josiah are both going to preschool. Casey’s business, Lamplight Media … Keep Reading…

Block by Block

I thought I’d share a brand new video produced by the amazingly talented Reed Yackley of Lifesong, telling the story behind the Ziway + Adami Tulu Project. I hope you’ll join us in helping to make this next phase of … Keep Reading…