Sunday was a special day for Meheret Ayele! She received her Young Womanhood
Medallion! She was almost finished and lost her book and started over again. Last
May she decided to give up and Elder Wold said that Pres. Monson gave a talk "Finishers
Wanted" and that she needed to be a "finisher" not a quitter.... When we came back to
the Debre Zeyit Branch, she had finished and was SO proud. She gave credit to Elder Wold.
Monday, we had to drive to Addis Ababa for a meeting and were SO excited to get to
drive on the NEW Expressway!! It JUST opened on Sunday! It was only for about 10 minutes,
but cut out a LOT of the bad road between here and there. Sometime it will be ALL completed
and go all the way to Addis Ababa!! It was a BEAUTIFUL 10 minute drive on a NICE NEW road
before we got off and had to take the old road the rest of the way....
Just getting on the expressway...
Three wide lanes going both directions
The toll was only 10 birr (50 cents).
It was a beautiful day with GORGEOUS scenery all the way!
Home again! It dropped us off just outside of Debre Zeyit!
(It goes all the way to Nazaret, which is usually an hour drive.
We plan to drive there with Jamie and see how long it will take us!)
Monday was also a SAD day for me.... Our home in Provo at 818 N. 380 W.
is no longer there!! Rick sent this LAST photo last month when we heard the whole
neighborhood was being torn down for the hospital's expansion!! Bob sent the
photo below.... It made me CRY! I lived in that home for 21 years and our parents
lived there for about 46 years. This is all that is left....