Thursday, October 6, 2011


Z's grandmother gave him his Ethiopian name, which is the Oromifa word for blessing.

We gave him his middle name, chosen for a biblical prophet whose name means God will strengthen.

At Z's baptism on Sunday we read Psalm 29:11, which beautifully captures the meanings of both names:

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

It was a beautiful day!


  1. I love reading your blog. We are in the process of adopting with YWAM. I am gleaning so much from your experiences with Z! Love the Ethiopian dinner served after the baptism!