Step by Step:

Werner and Joanne go to Ethiopia

Began August 25, 2021

Watch this space for videos, photos and text as their journey unfolds.  


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Werner having his morning coffee with his students -- January 25, 2022



On our way!  At the airport on time -- the evening of January 15.


At long last Werner and Joanne have tickets to Ethiopia -- Leaving January 16, 2022!!!

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After weeks of waiting for a visa to Ethiopia,  Joanne and Werner spontaneously took off to the mountains thanks to a gift from their children.

Making s’mores by a fire is always life giving!


Joanne preaches at the South Sudanese Mennonite church on Thanksgiving weekend.

The De Jongs are grateful for the prayers of their Sudanese friends!  



A chance to visit new granddaughter “Liv” before leaving for Ethiopia. She’s 6 weeks old here. We are so blessed!


Commissioning Service at Holyrood Mennonite Church, September 5, 2021 




And then...unloading in Pincher Creek.  Springridge friends!

Holyrood friends!  Loading up!

First  step:  Sell the house.  Done!