You Did It! Update From Sister Donna

At the Market. Sister Donna and J.D.

I received this e-mail last night from Sister Donna:

 Dear Jamie, what a perfectly beautiful family! I have never heard of the elimination communication.  Lets try!


The water filters are a wonderful Work of God in motion!  God Bless it and may it come to be!


The cloth diapers are in Addis Ababa at the embassy now.  I heard from Col. Kirk, and it was funny; he was wondering who had ordered all the cloth diapers…then I wrote to him about them so he got it.  They will probably come via the Hawassa team to me.  There is a new Captin heading up the bat.  I have made contact with him, so things are in progress.


If you can find Primaquine, please send it, it is the follow up to the medicine I took and will stop the malaria from repeating.


Haappy day, you sure made mine!


Love in the work of God,

Sr Donna


I became a little emotional after reading her letter. You guys did this! AND they made it there!


I’m sure we’ll receive even more exciting updates when they get distributed throughout the village, but the fact that they are there and she wouldn’t have any diapers if it wasn’t for all of you…I have no words to describe it. I am proud to be a part of this community of mothers. It’s  not just words, there is action behind our message and support.


Here is what I’m proposing as our next plan of action:


1. Continue to send cloth diapers.

2. Continue to fundraise with other moms for the water filtration project.

3. Bring an EC expert down at the beginning of March. Are you one? Do you know one?  Let us know.


Thank you again for your outpouring of support and love! I makes me hopeful for the future. I cannot wait to watch this community strengthen and hear the feedback of how we want to connect with others next. It is working, and that is because it is good and right.


All my love and respect,



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  1. Becky 8 November, 2012, 10:05

    this makes my heart so happy!! Thank you for sharing these opportunities and outcomes

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    • Jamie Lynne Author 20 November, 2012, 11:21

      Thank you for being a part of it. It is pretty amazing to see what people can accomplish coming together.

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  2. Lara (australia) 12 November, 2012, 20:54

    So thrilled to read that you suggested Elimination Communication Jamie!
    The best age-old solution to diaper problems,
    and something very close to my heart
    as it serves to prosper a more intimate voice and listening system between baby and parent.
    Too many parents today have lost that listening instinct inside them to know what their baby is communicating to them – when our babies are constantly talking up a storm to us, if we would only listen to them.
    I believe this is the next big issue that needs to be brought up and discussed beyond extended breast feeding, it is that important.
    EC is ancient, but the way of the future.
    It has to be, as the wise and evolved children coming our way will have it no other way.
    I actually remember wearing nappies and I hated them! It felt disgusting and dirty and just lazy that my mother would not listen (psychically) to me when i was telling her that I need to go.

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    • Jamie Lynne Author 20 November, 2012, 11:22

      Lara, EC was actually suggested by a number of people! I was worried it would potentially be interfering too much with their culture, but Sister Donna is pretty sensitive to that and she said it was a go!

      If you can get out to Ethiopia with us we would love for you to come and teach EC to these women! Plus, I would love to spend time with you!

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  3. Sarah 14 November, 2012, 19:50

    Oh wow, we just started EC three days ago!

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