Day 9

Day 9 Picture 1Today we all rose with great expectations as we are going “somewhere” for our debriefing.  Bennie has been telling us that we are in for a surprise.  We had breakfast and our morning devotional that centered on Matt. 25:40, “Insofar as you did this to one of the least of my brothers, you did it for me”.  This has certainly been our theme for this trip.  And then we packed our suitcases, jumped into the minivan and off we went out of Addis and into parts unknown. 

Day 9 Picture 2Bennie did tell us that the place we were going was about 1-1/2 hours outside of Addis but the rest was to be a surprise so we just sat back and enjoyed the ride.  Soon we can into a small town and turned onto a small road which became a smaller road and then a dirt road and then just a rut for the minibus to travel on.  Just then we saw a lake and what appeared to be a resort and Bennie said, “Welcome to Kuriftu Resort”, this is where we will debrief and each of you will receive either a manicure, a pedicure or a massage”.  Now this is the way to debrief.

Day 9 Picture 3We spent the afternoon reflecting on our trip and sharing our thoughts and love for each other.  We then had a wonderful dinner and then some decided to turn in early and some decided to have a pajama party and see a movie in the special movie room.  The next morning we met as teams to discuss our experiences in Ethiopia and to begin our journey back to California and families.

May God bless each of you and thank you for your prayers during our time in Ethiopia.  We felt His presences.

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