Catch flying ants!
And eat them....
Staff orientation ended with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony, complete with incence, popcorn, and of course, freshly roasted coffee beans.
Tuesday, August 19th was the first day of school!
I really enjoyed meeting my 6th grade English class! They're a great bunch! About 25 of them from all over the globe. Teaching is kept interesting here by the constant power cuts and internet cuts. Reading student journals by candle light did add an 18th century sort of aura to their writing :)
I was kept busy, too, with assessing students for our learning support program. Charis helped out with child care during the home school conference here. Dozens of families are served by our school, some of whom live far from the city.
Charis and I begin Amharic classes tomorrow. Pray for our family as we continue to adjust: learning the language, culture, and yes, even delicacies like termites!