Week in the life – Tuesday

Today we tackled a few project documents we got back from the government with mark-ups on them. They wanted a little more detail about the project and how it is that the American organization will interact with the Ethiopian side. We wrote several pages for them and...

Want to hang out with our family for a week?

After reading Rachel’s posts on JourneyMama and seeing how neat it was to watch their week unfold in pictures we decided that we are going to try and do the same thing, but I have to warn you up front… We are nowhere near as good of photographers as Rachel...

The Calm Before the Storm

Now that we are finally adjusted, ready to settle in and the family is completely over the jet lag (which by the way was for some reason the worst ever jet lag in the history of jet lag) we are starting to focus on the task at hand.  Getting this project opened and...

Thankful

I am thankful to have my family back together again, Jessie and Ruth stayed behind in America while Ruth recovered from her tonsillectomy, but they are both with us now and its nice to have them here. Family just works better when we are all together. I am thankful...

Real Community in Action

There is a word here in Amharic, the local language Ethiopia, one that has no equal in English.  The closest word would be community, but the translation falls far short of explaining just how beautiful this concept is.  The word is iggere.  It does not even really...
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