Thursday, December 24, 2009


Last night we were able to bring Solomon into our home via Skype virtual tour. We brought the laptop with camera into the kitchen and Solomon watched Jonathan baking cookies, then to the living room to see the kids playing with their new train set running around the Christmas tree and he was virtually part of our celebration. It was amazing! He even said; "I smell the cookies and they smell delicious". He is so funny! We then did our annual Christmas Adam celebration of giving gifts to each other. They got an ornament reflecting something special about this past year. Jonathan got a firetruck that symbolized his graduation from the WF Fire academy this year, Ellie got a Taekwondo girl ornament since she started taking lessons this year. Then Jeremiah opened Solomon's gift as he watched, he got a young man in cap & gown holding a diploma symbolizing his graduation from Infonet college as Valedictorian I might add! Jonathan hung it on the tree for Solomon as he watched from the Kolfe orphanage in Ethiopia! Is this amazing or what? God is so good to give us these tools that allow us to bond with Solomon from the other side of the world! What a Miracle! Then we all got a DVD movie too. Solomon got Chronicles of Narnia which will soon be delivered to him by the George family, Jan. 3, going to get their two precious babies!!

We gave Solomon a laptop w/Skype and camera when I went to his Graduation in September.Thank you so very much to my sweet sista, Carolyn Twietmeyer, at Project HOPEFUL for donating the laptop. It has been such a blessing to Solomon and all the boys at Kolfe! He has an air card now so we get internet connection right there at Kolfe. We talk to him and all the boys every Sunday and actually get to SEE THEM!! Solomon also has face book if anyone wants to wish him a Merry Christmas please leave him a message! Solomon Mestas!!

We will be calling him again to Celebrate Christmas day with us!


(P.S. Solomon has been back at Kolfe since November. Misgnaw's family was a blessing and we are grateful for the time Solomon spent with them. The Lord has revealed another plan and brought him back to Kolfe.)

Here is his message from last nights visit:

Hello my sweet mama!!!

I am sooooooooooooo excited last night. This is my first and best Christmas celebration ever. Our home looks like Heaven. It is so beautiful. I wish to talk with you the whole night if my laptop battery was not dead. Mama I know how much everybody love me and care about me. I was orphan before but not orphan anymore. I have everything. I am rich and lucky. The love I am getting from you is so different. It is truly God love. I saw God last night. He is so wonderful. Our house is full of love and joy. I love all of you very much. Mama I haven’t words to express about you all. Some time I am asked myself “is this some kinds of dream?” I am not sure still whether it is real or dream. It is so amazing mama!!!!

Mama, thank you for Christmas gifts. This is my second gift of Christmas from you. I can’t wait up to test the chocolate ummmmmmmm it is so sweet!!!

Thank to this computer I am there every week. Only my body here my heart, soul & everything is there. I thank God for brought you all into my life. Without you my life is meaningless. To talk with you made me so happy.

Mama, I love you very much. I miss you lot. Thank you for the tour. Our home is so beautiful. You all are looks so different last night. I don’t know how I express my feeling right now. I am soooooooooo happy. I thank God for gave me you all. You are my special gift. Please mama gives my love for all of my family. Thank you for everything. Have a nice Merry Christmas!!!!! I wish for you all the best!!!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Journey Has Begun!


I just got the info from SEBTS with the requirements for Solomon to come as an International Student. The school is waiving the tuition but the government requires that he have $7960 verified in a bank account to prove he will be able to live without a job. Students are not permitted to work the first year of being here. We also need to pay for his plane ticket and all other fees involving immigration. So, our journey of fund raising begins now.

Would you please consider contributing to the Solomon fund? Please pray and ask the Lord if HE wants you to be a part of Solomon's journey to becoming the MAN HE IS MAKING HIM TO BE and to be about HIS MINISTRY! Things can move very quickly if we have everything. We are hoping to have him here by Spring!!

Please make contributions to:

Luke 8:21 Ministries
Eileen Mestas - President
P.O Box 1862
Wake Forest, NC 27588
919-671-6482 cell

This is our new ministry birthed on my last visit to Ethiopia.

Luke 8:21 But HE answered and said to them, "MY mother and MY brothers are those who hear the Word of God and do it." Jesus is the Father to the Fatherless, we are to be the mother and brothers to them!

We are not a 501C3 so this is not tax deductible. However, your reward will be in heaven as you obey the command of James 1:27 "Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: "to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. "

Also, please keep us in your prayers as we continue this journey of Faith and obedience to God!

Thank you to all of you!!

Friday, December 4, 2009


The President, Dr. Danny Akin of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southeastern College has AWARDED A TUITION SCHOLARSHIP FOR SOLOMON BEKELE MESTAS TO ATTEND THE COLLEGE HERE IN WAKE FOREST, NC. HE WILL LIVE WITH US !!

PRAISE THE LORD FOR HE IS SO GOOD! I have to meet with the International Student department next week to start the process. I honestly have no idea what is going to happen next. I do know that everything has to be approved by the immigration, the US Embassy and the Ethiopian Embassy so there are a lot of hoops to still jump through.

Please join us in prayer as we embark on the next chapter of our journey to Solomon. We will need to do some fund raising to make all of this happen as well.

I am in absolute awe and just a river of tears tonight.

Thank you Dr. Akin, Thank you LORD for blessing our lives with Solomon!

Please spread the word to everyone you know to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kolfe Mama Video

My girlfriend Deanna Jones Falchook recorded this for her ministry "Mother the World".