Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hello Friends of Project HOPE!

It has been a great summer for me in Kentucky, but I have been missing my children in Zimbabwe for over a year now. Fortunately, I will be returning for a one-month stay in January 2009.

This trip has multiple purposes.
To see how much my children have grown! (and to make sure they are ok)
To check on Project HOPE and determine how we can best assist our friends living in extreme poverty.
To determine the political and economic climate, so I can make a decision about returning long-term in the future.

You may have noticed Zimbabwe in the news a lot this past year. Elections for the president in March caused much violence, and a final decision still has not been reached. Inflation has spiraled at such a rapid rate that the Zimbabwe dollar no longer has any value at all. The last rate I received was 100 trillion Zimbabwe dollars for every $1 US. Imagine pulling 50 trillion dollars out of your pocket just to buy a coke!

Please be in prayer for the children of Zimbabwe and for the talks between the government parties to end peacefully so there can soon be some positive change in the country.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers!

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