Saturday, 26 May 2012

Lilies and Ravens II

God has been so good to us since we left the ship and as we prepare to go to Ethiopia. In the last post we talked about accommodation. Here we will show that God has really looked after us in all areas...

Friday, 18 May 2012

Lilies and Ravens

We feel compelled to share the great things God has done for us since we left the ship. He has consistently given us more than we have asked or hoped for. First up, somewhere to live...

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Intimidated by language learning...

Can you guess this super-obvious world famous brand?

This Coca-cola label is written using the official language of Ethiopia, Amharic, a modern derivative of an ancient semitic language called Ge'ez. Having always said that I didn't ever want to learn a language with a different alphabet, I was amused to discover that Amharic has over 200 characters. The picture below shows one way of transliterating Amharic to a Roman script.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Updating the blog and other activities...

Its been a while since we said much about what we are up to and what we are doing to get ready to move to Ethiopia in the Summer on the blog, so here is a bit of an update. If you are wondering what we will be doing in Ethiopia there is a new Ethiopia tab at the top of the blog that you can check out. We feel like we are constantly talking about Ethiopia, but realise some people still might not have heard much about our plans. We are always happy to tell people more, so if you want to know anything in particular just get in touch!

You might have noticed a new Prayer box on the right side of the blog. You can now get regular prayer updates through Twitter by following @Pray4Farrells. For now they will be weekly, but once in Addis we are planning on sending out a short daily prayer point straight to your Twitter account.