|An Ethiopian guide|
|A nation at war|
As far back as I can remember, people have been starving to death in Ethiopia. The saddest part of this story is it's all man made. Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the world, a nation that traces it's roots to king Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived, and yet here they are, starving.
Doing a bit of research on this country has left me feeling sick to the stomach.
That being said, let me continue all the same. There are 11 rock-hewn churches in and around the town of Lalibela in the north eastern districts. Cut from solid rock, they are the venues for some of the more famous festivals held by the Ethiopian Church.
|Cut from solid rock (Source)|
You may have heard of the supposedly 3.5 million year old hominid fossil known as Lucy or even the older 4.4million year old hominid fossil known as Ramides. Well they are apparently the missing link between apes and men, or so they say??? Anyway, these remains were found in the eastern provinces of Ethiopia.
This country has an amazingly rich archaeological and historical heritage. Tourism is, as far as I can tell, still happening and from what I've seen definitely worth it. I've found that my heart has been torn by how much of a struggle it must be for the ordinary citizens to survive, and most of them are Christian. Here's a link to an organization called Compassion International which is doing great work helping in Ethiopia http://www.compassion.com/about/about-us.htm Check it out.
My prayer oh Lord is you bring the fighting and starvation to an end in Ethiopia, this I pray in the name of Jesus, the son of God.