We met Ermias to ride with him to a small neighborhood church in the foothills of a nearby mountain. On the way, we had picked up a family from India that we’ll tell more about later. We traveled on rough, stone streets until we got to a narrow road that looked steeply downhill and he parked the car; there would be no other cars traveling this road anyway! We became acquainted with the Indian family on our trek down the hill, down another side street, then across a stream and over some larger rock outcroppings on our way up a hill to a cluster of homes. Inside the doorway of a small courtyard, on some benches, were a couple of adults and several small children waiting for the door to open, signaling the end of the Sunday School time. The children, of course, were very interested in the white people with white hair and enjoyed having their pictures taken. One little girl named Hani showed me how she was practicing printing some Amharic letters, so I printed “JESUS” for her to copy... Mulu and their 3 sons were already inside, having taken a taxi while Ermias picked up the rest of us. When the door opened, we were encouraged to take a seat on the benches along the wall, while others came in and took a place on the benches facing the front of this small room with a blackboard on the front wall and a wooden podium for the speaker. We found out later that Ermias and Mulu had started this congregation in their home. After the local pastor had prayed especially for strength against evil (people in that part of town were especially vulnerable to the local witch doctor), Ermias started the singing and Dan caught some of it on his video camera. What joy these people have! More people came in and, after a little while, there were at least 25 adults and almost as many children! The smaller children tried to stay close to us, squeezing next to us on the bench; one girl got bold enough to touch Dan’s beard, then reached up to feel his hair! My little friend Hani held my hand when we prayed and fingered my bracelet and necklace. Then Dan was asked to share a message with the congregation. He explained that he is a lay person, like them - not a pastor, and that God wants to use all of us, with the talents and personalities that He gave us and the help of the Holy Spirit, to do His will by doing what He places in front of us to do.