There are still no societal clues that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Online, I saw that Black Friday is this week. It’s surreal really, there are many parts of the holidays I miss but am thankful to be removed from the consumer frenzy that easily infests my heart.
We travel to the northern city of Bahir Dar on Wednesday night, it’s a short 45 minute flight but a LONG 12 hour drive, so we are flying. It’s our team meeting and we are also going to celebrate Thanksgiving there (though the majority of our teammates are not American and at least four other nationalities are represented, yay for multi-cultural teams).
On Saturday, I hit up a large bazaar that happens once a year before Christmas, to try and get some shopping done. Christmas shopping was significantly shorter then previous years and lacked the same excited buzz but had it’s own charm.
I’m pretty sure your holiday shopping did NOT look like this but you probably weren’t half as amused.
Anyhow, on to the important part of the post:
We can get Christmas cards! Yeah, for real! It’s maybe $1.20 to send a letter to us and we love your mail. Yes, we are heavily suggesting. Even if we don’t know you and you read along, we would love to get to know you. We also use the letters and pictures as part of our daily prayers for our wonderful support network.
Attn: Jon and Amy G.
PO box 127