We are stuck at home today with a plumber, repairmen, and other workmen here fixing things inside and outside of our house. They put razor wire on the walls of our compound for security and installed a NEW hot water heater in our bathroom among other things.... We just MIGHT have hot water in our bathroom for the FIRST time!! Yippee!!
Anyway, I decided while I have some time, I would put on a few more random pictures... Timkat, the celebration of Jesus' Baptism was Sunday, January 19th. They celebrated both Saturday night and Sunday. Bob took these photos from the 2nd floor of the chapel on Sunday and I took a few close-up Saturday night as we were leaving the Chapel. It is actually a much BIGGER celebration than the birth of Jesus Christ!!
You can see the guys in the center rolling out the red carpet
ready to put down the grass in preparation for the priests and
the replica of the ark of the covenant.
Here you can see the priests all dressed in white in the middle
This is the procession as they carry the replica of the ark of
|This group was singing and chanting as they went down the |
street in front of our Chapel Saturday. (Timkat means "baptism".)
|The Ethiopian Orthodox wear traditional clothing|
and walk down the street to where the celebration
will take place the night before Timkat.
|Women in traditional clothing|
|This is our next door neighbor, Selamwit and her daughter in purple,|
along with two other neighbor kids, on their way to the
Timkat celebration on Sunday.
|Mmm... We stopped for lunch in Addis on Saturday at the Lime|
Tree Restaurant on Bole Rd. for the first time and they had a
REAL grilled chicken sandwich and fries!!
|I thought these were very interesting light fixtures|
(brown paper bags) in the Lime Tree....
|We gave the three 13-14 year olds in our branch 14 chocolate|
candies for a birthday treat for our granddaughter,
Cambryn's (Julie's daughter's) 14th birthday, Sunday, January 26th.
The girl holding Cambryn's picture is a pen-pal with Julie's Lauryn.
|We never know what we will find in our "front yard"!|
This little guy was standing here when we got home from
Church last Sunday!
|I don't think we have put this photo on yet.... The cactus here|
is SO tall!! On the way to Awassa we saw "fences" like this of
cactus in squares around homes and around animals!