Friday, April 16, 2010

T - Shirts...

the front has the Ethiopian Cross - with Proverbs 25:25 (NIV) under it - "Like cold water to a weary soul, is good news from a distant land."

tell me what you think?
if you're interested in one, email me at

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


mommy received news today that your paperwork is now ready & a court date will be filed soon;-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


...are officially done!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

is excited...

about what tomorrow will bring!;-}

Friday, January 29, 2010


Care package on the way...missing you like CRAZY!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Christmas in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Christmas known as Ganna is celebrated on January 7th. This celebration takes place in ancient churches carved from solid volcanic rock and also in modern churches that are designed in three concentric circles. Men and boys sit separately from girls and women. Also the choir sings from the outside circle.

People receive candles as they enter the church. After lighting the candles everyone walks around the church three times, then stands throughout the mass, which may last up to three hours.

Food served at Christmas usually includes injera, a sourdough pancake like bread. Injera serves as both plate and fork. Doro wat, a spicy chicken stew might be the main meal. A piece of the injera is used to scoop up the wat. Baskets decorated beautifully are used to serve the wat.

Gift giving is a very small part of Christmas celebration. Children usually receive very simple presents such as clothing.

In Ethiopia Christmas day is January 7, so on Christmas Eve the city is crowded with pilgrims from all parts of the country. They remain outdoors all night, praying and chanting. In the morning, a colorful procession makes its way to a nearby hilltop where a service is held. Three young men march at the head of the crowd, lashing whips from left to right to keep the people in line. Those who worship are fed with bread and wine that has been blessed by priests. After the service is over the rest of the day is spent dancing, playing sport and feasting.

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