This is Zufi! (like Sophie but with a Z) Isn't she GORGEOUS! We love her! Zufi works as a receptionist at the Ethiopian Guest House where we stayed while we were in Ethiopia this summer. She has gone to college for nursing in Ethiopia but she can not get a job as a nurse there. She is super friendly and outgoing. She has a contagious smile. She speaks very good english. She is super smart. Zufi loves the LORD! Our family just fell in love with Zufi, she was so helpful to us while we were totally out of our element in Ethiopia with two new infant children and trying to care for our big kids who were sick. Paeton developed a very special bond with Zufi. Paeton made her a necklace and Zufi braided Paeton's hair. Paeton started asking if we could bring Zufi home with us after a couple of days. They had so much fun together.
After we arrived home our friendship continued to grow. We have decided to invite Zufi to come to the USA and visit us. As we understand it, she can obtain a visitor visa and come to stay with us for up to 1 year. Today we mailed our letters to Ethiopia, 1 to the US Embassy to invite her and request she be given a visitor visa and the other letter to Zufi, to invite her to come. We are very excited to have her with our family again, she just seems to fit with us! Would you please keep Zufi, our family, and this situation in your prayers. We are praying for the Lords blessing to bring her here and blessing her visit with our family. We are excited to share our home, our lives and America with Zufi!