2006-11-05 Sunday Evening
was a beautiful Sunday morning with the bright Ethiopian sun and
the huge African sky greeting us for a new day. This would be our
day for worship, relaxation and recreation. The morning included
a sleep-in breakfast at 7:30, a two hour worship service at 10 and
walking some of the Project Mercy orphans home after church.
an Ethiopian lunch of injira, lamb, beef and vegetables, we headed
off to see the local crater-lake. At the top of the dormant volcano
we could look straight down into a glistening blue lake. It was
quite spectacular. But what was even more dramatic was the mountain-top
view of the Great Rift Valley. It was a beautiful mix of colors
from its deserts, scrubbed terrain, lakes, volcanoes and meadows.
It slices through the center (North-South) of all of Ethiopia and
travels one country north (Eritrea), and three countries to the
south (Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique).
We continue to be awed by God’s beauty in both the country
and people of Ethiopia.