Thursday, December 16, 2010


Often people think that because we're in Africa we must be living in a tent, a mud hut, or in the bush... however, the reality is we are living quite large - ESPECIALLY compared to the common man in Ethiopia. To help everyone get a better picture of where we are and how we are living, here is a visual guide.

This is our bedroom at the SIM Guesthouse. We have our own room - such a blessing, a bed, a dresser, a closet, a desk, a side table, a window, and two lamps. The bathroom/shower situation is community style... separate stalls, but all in the same area like a summer camp. Hot water, toilets, wonderful things.

Here are additional photos I took while standing on the 3rd floor of one of the government offices. See the mountains in the distance, beautiful... and the homes all below. These are nicer homes... the last picture shows a common street home - see the blue tarp - very common. I'll work to get some additional photos maybe of the living conditions, but often you cannot understand until you see with your own eyes. We are blessed - VERY BLESSED and too often we take it for granted.

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