Our Mission in Ethiopia

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I took pictures today at the Church of two sweet friends of ours.  Sister Meaza in our branch, who is from Kenya, always washes the clothes after baptisms.  I had to get a picture of her after she finished  today.  She always washes the clothes and towels in a tub on the grounds of our chapel and hangs them on the fence to dry. We just LOVE this wonderful lady!  She loves to hug us and kiss our cheeks!  The custom for greeting Ethiopian women and girls is four kisses on the cheeks ~ left cheek, right cheek, left cheek and right cheek.  The guys shake hands and lean in touching right shoulders together.

Zinash is one of the gardeners at the Church and does such a great job with all the flowers.  She wanted me to take a picture of her today IN the flowers!  She is a single mom with a little 3 year old boy. She doesn't speak any English, but greets us EVERYDAY with a BIG smile, a handshake and a hug.  She is ALWAYS cheerful !

Cute, happy Zinash

Sweet Sister Meaza


  1. "Zinash" . . . that even sounds like a beautiful flower. What wonderful and sweet women. (Lori Hunsaker)

  2. Such sweet ladies... can't believe they kiss 4 times- I'd get dizzy! =)