If you’re looking for Christmas present ideas here is one. We took a lot of pictures when we were in Ethiopia in June/July and several of them capture the essence of the country. These pictures are for sale for $8 each if I email them to you or $14 each if I print an 8×10 & send it. Email Alanbriggsis(at)gmail(dot)com with interest or orders. Please include the picture caption & number of pictures you would like.
2 ladies in Mekelle
Girls at church in Mekelle
Ladies at church in Mekelle
Lady running with Umbrella
Girl hauling stuff
Priest unlocking church (Addis)
Priest in Addis
Donkey Hauling Water
Girl in Addis
Hut at Korah Community, Addis
Addis city dump
Kids at Korah Community
2 Boys at Korah Community
2 Girls at Korah Community
Beggar in Mekelle
Email Alanbriggsis(at)gmail(dot)com with interest or orders. Please include the picture caption & number of pictures you would like.
Our trip was great. We’re adjusting and enjoying each other. More later…
Julie & I love Christmas, but I think we all know that we’ve mixed ourselves up about what it’s about. We have begun a tradition of picking a different cause each Christmas to support instead of receiving gifts. If you are interested in helping us this holiday season we will be raising money for clean water in Ethiopia (in the global sphere) and supporting the Best Christmas Ever (in the local sphere). Best Christmas Ever provides familes with an experience together at Mr. Biggs, a bucket of food to make for Christmas day and a bike for each kid. We are efforting to help 8,000 folks in CSprings this season who can’t afford a whole lot.
Money for Ethiopian water projects will be collected and added to a water initiative there in the next few months. We are very excited about what God is doing in and around those we know. If you are interested in helping this effort checks can be made to us with “Water” on the memo line. We believe that this will not only give them water but an understanding that others care and certainly their creator cares.
Is this shameless or what?!
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’