Wedding at the EKSM

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Before Dawit (David) and Tsehaynesh’ (You are Sunshine) wedding, we had a snack in the office. The wedding was in the Bible School’s dining hall. We tried to ask multiple times, “What time does the wedding REALLY start?” We were told 11:00 several times so we came, only to be the first to arrive to an empty hall.

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I preached the sermon in English and Amharic, the translation was into Kembatta.IMG_6584 IMG_6609

Vows. Praying for the couple.

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Our lunch was back in the office since it was so late and they felt bad our kids were hungry. IMG_6624

After the lunch, we ate their cultural “hankacha”, roasted grain that’s buttered and spiced. The butter makes it stick together like a popcorn ball.


This was some sort of game where we renamed the bride. Everyone makes suggestions and then we argue about it before finally selecting one by vote.

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Dawit and Tsehaynesh

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After the wedding we SLOWLY proceed to the vehicles (there’s no running and getting pelted with rice here). IMG_6661 IMG_6662

We then drive all over town honking and singing and weaving around the road for some 45 minutes.IMG_6663 IMG_6665 IMG_6675 IMG_6678 IMG_6695 IMG_6696

Back at the house, they get out and the wedding party continues singing and parading. All the singing is praise songs to God. It’s really nice.

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Instead of letting the couple have the guest house to themselves (back at our school guest house), all the wedding party goes inside and prays another hour for the couple!

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