Thanks for the comments and emails regarding my last post. I am okay. It was nice to write a “real” post. I’ll try to keep it up.
My counselor has me journaling. I’ve actually kept a journal for a really long time, blogging took over for a while and know I’ve ventured back the pen and paper. In an attempt to clean my room last weekend I shifted my old journals around and got distracted and started reading some entries from 2002.
Several people have asked me “why Ethiopia”. I don’t always have an answer that seems to be “the answer”. I’ve just known I would adopt from there or be involved there, somehow. I know there are millions of orphans and there is an AIDS crisis in Africa. I don’t know where the awareness came from or really where is started, I’ve just always had Ethiopia on my heart.
I have an answer now.
On October 9, 2002 I wrote this in my journal. “Just watched Bono and Christ Tucker. Lord, are you calling me to serve in Ethiopia?”
This is the first time I think I’ve seen Ethiopia in my journal. I’ll have to keep looking back through older entries-but I’m pretty sure this is it.
Of course after reading this last weekend. I got on google and searched for Bono, Chris Tucker, October 2002. I found some YouTube videos of MTV show that I’m certain that I watched. I can only find segments of it. It was one of the MTV Diary Shows called: Bono and Chris Tucker: Aiding Africa.
U2’s Bono, actor Chris Tucker and U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill visit Africa, where they learn about the impact of poverty and AIDS.
Here’s a small clip of Ethiopia from the show.
So much to ponder here. Feeling a “call” from an MTV show. Ethiopia. AIDS. Still feeling the “call” 8 years later. Adopting an HIV+ child. Still feeling the “call”. Seeing other tragedies in other areas of the world, but not sensing the same feeling or “calling”as I have for Ethiopia.