The Corians have been in Ethiopia for 36 years, teaching in the secondary schools here. They have 2 older children (a married son in the U.S. and a daughter in India) and Saumia is ready to graduate secondary school and go on to get a college degree (she thinks she wants to study pharmacy). We’re planning to keep in touch by e-mail and get some college information to Saumia. We were enjoying our conversation so much that, when Ermias and Mulu left for home, we drove the Corians to their home and were invited in for tea. We told them a little more of our respective education experiences and enjoyed photos of their family. We got out our camera and took photos, promising to share them by e-mail. After sharing back and forth with this family of the many ways God has been and is working we asked to pray with them before we left. Susan told us that they regularly have injerra delivered to some orphans and asked that, since we had transportation, would we mind helping deliver it this time... chigger-yelum (No problem), we answered!
From those buildings we moved to other similarly crowded areas for: women with HIV/AIDS, men with recurring fever, men with curable injuries like broken bones, men with mental problems, men with TB some incurable, and men with HIV/AIDS. Many of those who are terminally ill never have visitors, but they keep records of all the patients, in case someone inquires about someone who passed away.