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Goodbye to Ethiopia

Saturday, 1 Jan 2011 | Views [306]

Wow! Three months have already flown by. If my whole trip goes as well as it has in Ethiopia, I will be very lucky. Thanks to Newton, Beckie, Addis, Tame, Susan, & Yacob for their friendship. It has been a lot of fun. Things I will miss about Ethiopia:... Read more >

Progress is Happening!

Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | Views [473]

Merituh is walking! I am so excited for him. He is walking across the room by himself with great balance. When he gets to me, he is soooo proud of himself and I get to enjoy his wonderful smile and laugh. We did a video last week of him walking and ... Read more >

Photos: Ethiopia - Lalibela & Bahir Dar

Saturday, 4 Dec 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Lalibela & Bahir Dar

Saturday, 4 Dec 2010 | Views [568]

I had the chance to take a four-day trip to Northern Ethiopia to visit Lalibela & Bahir Dar. I spent two nights in Lalibela and one night in Bahir Dar. Lalibela is famous for its rock-hewn churches that were built around the 12 th or 13 ... Read more >

Working with the children

Saturday, 20 Nov 2010 | Views [294] | Comments [1]

In the mornings, I am now teaching class to 33 children. They range from the age of 4 to 10. Some of them have memorized how to count and the alphabet, but there is little recognition of the written numbers or letters. So I have been working ... Read more >

Dancing in Ethiopia

Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | Views [286]

We went out dancing Saturday night with some local friends. It was really fun. You would have never guessed we were in Ethiopia. We first went to one bar (Che) to have drinks because the drinks at the dance club are really expensive. We had two rounds ... Read more >

Spending time with the children

Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | Views [331]

The kids are so precious. Every time I enter the toddler room now, they all come up to me holding out their hands to do patty-cake. Last week I went to the Children's Home Academy and read a book to 10 different Kindergarten & pre-school classes.... Read more >

Photos: Ethiopia - Lake Awasa

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

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A Trip to Awasa

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | Views [505]

Our dear friend, Addis agreed to drive us to Awasa on Saturday, so we rented a car and left at 6:00 am as dawn was breaking.   Awasa is about four & a half hours away from Addis on a good highway; however this highway has more obstacles you ... Read more >

Entoto Mountains

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | Views [1363] | Comments [1]

According to the guidebooks, it should be fairly easy to get to the Entoto Mountains right outside of Addis Ababa, which has a great view of the city and a market on Saturday.   It was supposed to be only two mini-buses, but instead it took five ... Read more >

Photos: Ethiopia

Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Walking with the masses

Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [461]

There are two volunteers here - Beckie & Newton. They are really so nice. It's nice to have them to show me the ropes and help pave the way. Newton is actually from San Francisco also. He teaches art and is a soccer coach. He has done lots of ... Read more >



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