|Without Braces!!!! :)|
|We met an Auld Acquaintance: Aba|
|Natalie enjoing a cup of tea. (and jello)|
|Jello: a luxury from Addis Ababa.|
|Mr. Cory Hageman relaxing in the Brant's Addis Ababa house.|
|See what I mean by to large to fit in the church?|
|American Football: It drew a crowd!|
|Dad, with a crowd of kids waiting to get the football for him.|
|Isn't the baby cute?|
|They cooked us some lamb meat over a fire for our dinner. It was delicious.|
|This is Tadesse and his little girl, Christian.|
|This is Mr. Cory Hageman with my Grandma's prayer partner, Mulu Zeleke, and my oldest brother's prayer partner, Elias Demese.|
|This is a picture of all the Bible students that came to the bonfire. From left to right: |
Asefa Habte, Yohannes Teka, Elias Demese, Birhanu Argaw, Ababa Merga, Kidusan Euketu, Daniel Hageman, Abera Wolde, Mulu Zeleke, Mikyas Degu, and Kibir Yisfa Mware.
|From left to right: Mr. Hageman, Dad, and me. We're trying to look like we're eating, but not actually eating|
|This is Banksira's oldest daughter, and she is pouring the traditional cups of coffee for us to enjoy. (with salt)|
|This is our Family's prayer partner, Banksira Argaw|
|And this is his family: and Dad and I.|
|Me telling my testimony, Tadesse translated.|
|From left to right: Mrs. Brant, me, and Dad. We're singing "Father I Adore You".|
|Natalie and me playing our flutes @ the conference|
|Me in the central area of our Ethiopia hotel|
|You can kind of see some of the traditional mixed in with the more modern tin roofed houses|
|from left to right: Me, Dad. Natalie, Mr. Hageman, and Tadesse|
|Isn't is beautiful?|
There were some kids that followed us down, and we took some pictures of them, just because they were being cooperative. Daniel and Natalie jumped into the picture too, just for kicks.
Mr. Hageman got his telescope out and let the kids take turns looking through it. They loved being able to see far away things up close.
I learned my first word in Guragine on the way down the mountain. You pronounce it: bow-hey-car, (don't forget to roll your r's), and it means goodbye, roughly translated. It was fun to say that to people and get their reaction. I'll never forget the look on people's face when you said good bye in their own language.
We drove back down the mountain, and had dinner at the Brant's. After that, we went back to our hotel for some much needed rest. Better go, 'cause tomorrow is coming! Good night!
|Asfaw's wife, Yeshi, and their daughter|
|People selling sheep right next to the highway. (I'm taking this picture from inside the car!)|
|I'm washing dishes for Mrs. Brant by candle light.|
|Me on the hotel bed in Dubai|
|This is the central part of the Dubai hotel. (Compare it to the picture of our 3rd world country hotel in Ethiopia)|
|This entire central area of the Gurage hotel could probably fit inside the pool area of our Dubai hotel.|
By the way, the fountain doesn't work. :)
|These are some funny looking pigeons we saw in Dubai|
As I sit here, consuming too much coffee ice cream and enjoying the gentle breezes of summer (which has FINALLY decided to show up) I feel ...