AT A GLANCE...
Many of you have asked the status of our adoption. Our adoption agency (AAI)
processes orphans in batches. Favor is in group “N”. Since group “M” has just
been processed, Favor is in the next group awaiting processing. Courts in
Ethiopia close in early August, so we are eager to hear whether group “N” will
receive a court date by the end of July. One reason things have progressed
slower than normal is that Ethiopia is experiencing power shortages due to a
severe drought. Most electricity in the country is generated through dams.
Without enough water, the problem is worsening. Latest reports from Ethiopia
indicate power is on for 24 hours, followed by 24 hours off. Rumors say it
might go to 12 hours on followed by 48 hours off. This has been a huge setback
to the economy with factories closing and, of course, adoption processing
slowing significantly. The offices where paperwork such as birth certificates
and passports are issued simply cannot function as usual. Please join us in
praying for rain to come to refill the dangerously low lakes behind the
hydroelectric dams and for Favor’s group to receive a court date before the
courts close in early August.