These pancakes are huge
Sunday we took him to church and WOW the message was so good and so fitting for what we had just been talking about the night before and it spoke to our friend who is living a life of being Sacrificially Generous. We all left very encouraged and challenged, especially Fekadu. We had our life group over for lunch and he was able to share his story with them and it was just a sweet time of fellowship and hearing about what God is doing in hearts and lives all over the world.
The next day we got up early again and headed to Yosemite. (Everyone except Elliana- she was with grandma) There is nothing like standing right there in the middle of this amazing valley in awe and wonder at our creator.
Fekadu just kept saying WOW the whole day! :) Some of the biggest trees in the world! We came back and had dinner with Randy's family. The next day we were all pretty wiped out, so we hung around home and then took him to see the movie Courageous. Wow- that is SUCH a great movie! We all really enjoyed it! Then came home and had dinner with my family. This is my mom and grandparents Wednesday Randy took him around to see the agriculture and his dad's farm in the country. We then had a delicious Ethiopian dinner at our friend's house. I wish I had pictures, but we took some with his camera and I don't have them. We had such a good time together and I am realizing that every time I eat Ethiopian food I like it more and more. I have got to learn how to make it soon!
Thursday was a VERY long day, but a lot of fun. We got up early and headed to San Francisco for the entire day! We were nervous because it was raining almost the whole 3 hour drive there and it started coming down on us right after we got there. But amazingly, as soon as we finished lunch, the rain stopped and it ended up being a little overcast, but beautiful day! We enjoyed the sights
I thought this was too funny not to share And the most part of our day was spent on this island We had never been to Alcatraz ourselves and since it was something that Fekadu had heard about and really wanted to do, we decided to go for it. And we got the very last tickets!
We got home after midnight and then the next morning it was already time to say goodbye. We had a very full, exhausting, but BLESSED week with Fekadu. The Lord used him to really encourage me in this difficult time and I am thankful for that. The next time we see him we will be back in Ethiopia... and I hope and pray that it's soon! :)