Saturday, May 31, 2008
Our children are from an area of Ethiopia that has had a history of violence due to land disputes. We found out last week that there has been an increase in violence in that region. Here is an article about the current fighting. The orphanage is in Kamashi where most families are from the Gumuz Tribe. In order for anyone from the orphanage to get to Addis Ababa they must travel through several villages of the Oromo Tribe. Right now it is very dangerous to travel the only road in and out of Kamashi. This of course is having an affect on many children's adoptions. Please pray for the Gumuz & Oromo Tribes that they can come to a peaceful resolution. Pray for the orphange staff, children, and families as they travel this road to attend court and finalize the adoptions.