Saturday we had friends over. One set of friends were adoptive families that have adopted or are adopting from Ethiopia, and the other set of friends were members of Maranatha Evangelical Ethiopian Church. It was wonderful to bring the two communities together and visit for the afternoon. I made spaghetti and the Ethiopian people brought injera and all the fixings to go with it. It was fantastic, splendid, wonderful, awesome, all those words that can describe when things just can't get any better. The Ethiopian men & women loved up on the kids that have been brought here from their homeland by loving families, and the kids in turn felt loved by their people. How great is that?! Addis & Abi Mulu loved showing their home and their bedroom to their friends and loved the idea that they came to THEIR house. It was a great afternoon and I even got some injera instructions out of it. If I go Friday to the church "Momma" is going to give me an injera starter. So far both attempts at making injera have failed. Oh well. That's what stores are for, right?
John & Bethlehem (Betty) She often challenges him to greater things of the Lord.
Joe, Joel, Betty, John & Momma
Minnie & Addis
The food line Helping herself to Injera
Abi Mulu, Anna Mihret, Addis