Dear Friends at Tates Creek,
Twenty years ago we began our journey in Ethiopia. In June 1996, we flew to Ethiopia on our one-year wedding anniversary to spend the summer on a CMF REACH internship. That summer changed our lives and set us on a course of mission work through today. Ethiopia has changed a lot in the last twenty years….and so have we.
For the past few years we have been sensing God telling us that our time in Ethiopia is coming to a close. In prayer, we have been hearing “move” and “trust” a lot! After many discussions and much prayer, we decided in February that the time for us to leave is soon—this summer.
On June 19th, we’ll leave Ethiopia and transition to life in America. We don’t know what God has in store for us, but we are trusting Him to show us when the time is right. Through the rest of this year, we’ll be on furlough in Indiana with CMF. Adrian will continue to be available to the Ethiopia team to help with leadership transition, questions, issues, etc. He’ll also be helping with some projects through the CMF home office.
During the fall of 2016, we hope to visit with you to express our appreciation for your partnership with us in ministry. By that time, we also hope to have some idea of what God has next for us (possibly a continuation of ministry with CMF in some capacity). You have been so faithful, and we could not have done our work in Ethiopia without you. We are confident that God will continue His work through the great team that we leave behind.
Thank you for your partnership, prayers, and encouragement. Many of you have come to be like family to us over the years. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Adrian & Jennifer Fehl