As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Friday, November 30, 2012

More Pieces of the Puzzle.....

Recently, we were thrilled to receive some photos and videos of Jalen and Jordan that were taken at Brother's and Sister's Orphanage in Gambella, Ethiopia. This was the first orphanage that the boys lived in before they made the long journey to Hannah's Hope in the capital city of Addis Ababa. These photos were taken in the beginning of June, 2011, a few weeks before we got their referral. They are the earliest pictures that we have of them, and we were so glad to see a little of what their life was like in Gambella. I am always so excited to fill in a little more of the puzzle of their background.
My little buddies!

 A mango tree

 A house in the village nearby

Just sittin' around.....

 Local farm ground

A women's farming co-op. The orphanage helps these women to raise food for their families. 

A church in the village 

Traditional coffee ceremony

 Here, they are dancing. We know this because of one of the videos we received.

Such sweet boys!

And here is a recent picture of the twins. They've certainly changed in the last year and a half!

LOVE these guys! We are so blessed to call them our sons, and so thankful to All God's Children International for helping us through the adoption process and for sending us these valuable pictures! What a treasure.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Wow, that is incredible to have!

  2. What an amazing blessing! We rejoice with you...totally priceless!