Well, the VISA madness has begun. We are getting all the papers authenticated at the state level this week. Next week, it should be on it’s way to the federal level and then (some undefined time after that) it should be on it’s way to the Ethiopian embassy. Fortunately, we have an expert on our side helping out. I still have paperwork burnout from Kayla’s adoption. 🙂 Anyway, please pray that turn around times at all of these different stops is short and that we would find favor with the Ethiopian embassy and that we would somehow, miraculously, just be granted the 2 year business VISA that seems to be impossible to come by these days. Once we have the VISAs in hand and the final 8% of our budget comes in, we can buy our plane tickets and will have an official departure date. For now, we’re still thinking 11 more weeks-ish. Thanks for the prayers!