We would really like to make Ethiopia our home, but the procedures to do so are quite extensive.  First we must have  our college diplomas, birth and marriage certificates notarized; then authenticated by an authorized department of state. Subsequently they must be authenticated by the U.S. Secretary of State’s office, and the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C.  After all of this is accomplished and over $1,000 is paid in fees, the documents are taken to the capital of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa and we must apply for a work permit through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  We are currently awaiting the outcome of this application.  Many foreigners are not allowed work permits which would allow them residency. If received, both the work permit and residency status must be renewed yearly.  We’re believing the Lord’s favor will see us through to a successful completion.  Your prayers are appreciated.