Honey, the Gospel, and the Hamer people

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Amarhic doesn’t have a word for “nowhere”. I had a hard time explaining my sentence and my made-up word, “We’re 100 kilometers from nowhere.”

 

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Loading the LandCruiser. We are taking supplies (mostly food) to an evangelist in a remote area, not far from the Kenya border

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The government has put in a pretty decent gravel/dirt road in the last few years. Food is scarce, but honey is abundant.

 

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This couple (khaki shorts and yellow shirt) have served in this harsh area for over 15 years.

 

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Drinking honey and shakara (“tea” made from coffee shells–it tastes like wood) from gourd cups. The honey was great! The wood-tea isn’t bad either.

 

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Typical dress for the men, including the rifle

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