Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Update from Ethiopia - Part 2

Hubby and oldest two kiddos are setting out with Children's Hopechest on Day 3 to Kinds Hearts school. It has been a great experience so far and they are loving the time they get to spend with the kids. Here are a few photos from today (yesterday - this time difference is so confusing!)

A little "tatoo art':  

Some very sweet lovin':

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And here is a little from the emails we've received so far:

We have been gone since 8:30 a.m. after not so much sleep last night. The kids slept pretty well but the Orthodox Christians have a call to prayer really early like 4:30 and the horns were blowing. Went to Kind Hearts, went and got goats to slaughter for lunch tomorrow, went to the Transition House and held the babies!!!!

You will absolutely love the traditional dancing but probably not so much the traditional food. Is--c tried a couple bites but one bite ended up in the toilet and the other was reluctantly swallowed. They told him it was beef but it was really goat meat which is nothing like a good filet! Ol--a ate a little bit but we all supplemented with some jerkey when we got home.

And, for those of you who really KNOW Rob, this will make you fall off your seat. From oldest daughter:

The goat meat is disgusting. It’s really rubbery and tough. They gave us raw meat and cooked meat with the injera at the traditional dinner. Dad tried the raw meat. :O

Rob has promised to type out his journal entries when they return to the Guest House tonight. I will be sure to post when/if he does. Still waiting on video. If they are able to get it downloaded, I will be sure to post it.

Hope you all have a great rest of the week!


  1. LOVE reading these posts! What a blessing:) Riley will love that he is wearing his Yankee's hat...

  2. oh, i can't wait to get back..i fly out on the 10th...this makes me so excited....thank you for your comment too, kristi