I’m trying so hard to figure out what this means – “I am broken by the hundreds of children I see and filled with hope of the difference that could be made by those children coming to know Jesus – the only true hope that Ethiopia has.”
It was written by a father whose daughter was a roommate of my little Blueberry. She was a little bubble of light and clearly the little love-bug to the nannies in Blueberrys’ room. Her smile was huge and her giggle was always at the ready. Now she is back in her country of origin, with her mother and father and siblings. Her family has relocated to Addis to work with the Vineyard Church (is it a church? a movement?). I’m confused.
I get what it means to be a Christian. I am a Christian. But I don’t understand this statement. I want to know what that means. It seems so…..full of white man’s burden…..so secure in a kind of knowing that already exists in a place where Christian Orthodox pracite and Muslim practice is deep and long and honored.
Still, I am envious of the journey to Ethiopia. Perhaps the little love bugs journey will broaden her world of family, as her own first family could now be known to her. But I still wish I knew what he meant.
I should ask him. I just think I need to ask him.
ETA: so I went to their blog and I asked him what he means by this…I hope he answers.