We met Ron and Senait last week as they were visiting our church for the first time. We were excited to have someone from Ethiopia visiting. We were even more excited to be invited to their house for lunch today (after meeting them just one time). It was sobering to also meet several of their friends who were also at their house for lunch and are in the States as refugees from Eritrea. Aren't refugees supposed to only be in movies? Aren't we supposed to be completely insulated from people whose lives are touched by war, poverty, and oppressive governments? We are excited that not only will we have Ron and Senait visiting our church, but also one of the Eritrean families are interested in coming next week. We look forward to being seasoned with more International flavor - and having our lives challenged by the needs of these refugee people.
Here are some pics from the day:
As soon as the plate was set before her, Peaches was back in her happy place, grabbing a big piece of injera, scooping up some wat, and devouring it!
The Henns were part of the party!
Dash and Oggie - diggin' in!
T-Bird and Rye Bread
Sunshine and Bo
Peaches with her new Eritrean friends. They had a great time together.