Building Fence (and Meet Some of Our Students)

Our school does ag work for a couple hours each week as part of our training program (missionaries gotta be tough!). Our fence was recently, wrongfully demolished by a contractor who was expanding the dirt road next to the compound. There has been no recourse from the government, police, or city council. So guess what our ag project is for the next month? It’s a lot of money for all the posts, wire, and concrete, but we’re doing all the labor ourselves. And it’s taking more than a few hours!

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Ashenefi (“victor”) comes from an Orthodox family as does his sweet wife Tigiste. He was converted through some Campus Crusaders who came to his family’s house and left a tract. The family was hospitable to them, understood none of their Gospel, but that tract worked on his older brother as the read and re-read the story in it. 1 year later, he believed in Christ!

There’s much more to the story that I will write for you in the next month or 2. Stay tuned!

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Degife (in the pink shirt) is the head of our ag work committee. Our Academic Dean, Malota, is just left of him.

Eshetu is hanging a guide line.

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Jeremy and Gebeyehu. In this culture, it’s not rude to comment on people’s weight (skinny or fat). Since Gebeyehu is a bit of a comic, everyone gives him a hard time for having a “doubly heavy workload” since he has to carry his gut and cement.

Medhin is one of our oldest students. He served in the Army for some years and has served some 17 years in a couple locations on the mission field.

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As we work, many folks, including this older man on horseback, are heading to market on this main road.

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Jeremy and Asrat carrying cement. Asrat is the first believer from his area (M.) and from a M family. I’ll include some of his information in a future newsletter (just email if you’re not getting these).

Yes, all our gals are at work also. A couple of them prepare coffee and tea. Abebech (red) is one of our diploma students and Terefech (yellow) is our bookkeeper / accountant.

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The Ethiopian Christians are a delightful, affectionate people!

Abeba, one of our guards, oversees the cement mixing.

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Since the market is passing by on foot, Aster takes the opportunity to buy eggs.

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Tea time!

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Joel with Bidru. Zewde carrying a shallow basket holding roasted grain.

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More of our female students. One of our cooks pouring coffee (salted coffee, no sugar).

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Demeke and Markos are two of the hardest working guys we have. Demeke is also a joker (note the handful of grain he’s munching on as he poses for “work picture”)

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