This past weekend I had the pleasure of throwing a birthday party for one special little girl….. When I was little girl my mom always made us fun, amazing cakes, accompanied by gifts and friends we had invited. We would play games, eat cake and ice cream, and have a special celebration… Birthday’s were always [...]
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You’re probably wondering what exactly is Injera?!? Well, you wouldn’t be alone…. Before I started working with Eritrean’s I had never heard of Injera either, but I’ll let you in on a little secret…. it’s amazingly delicious!!! Injera is a staple in Eritrean and Ethiopian food and is an incredible 3 in 1: food, eating [...]
KID’S ARE AWESOME!!! I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to a special group of children who not only donated their old recorders so we can start a music club with the kids here, but also for their FABULOUS prayers! I was blessed when I opened the box of recorders and included were many [...]
I had a “where am I?” moment yesterday at Food Distribution. One of our regulars came in with another lady, so I greeted them as usual, and bent down to get a couple bags. It took me a moment for my brain to realize what it had just saw, and for that split second, I [...]
Yesterday during Food Distribution I had a strange little conversation (a term I use very lightly) with a 10-year old boy who likes to come “help” everyday. He is a a refugee from Eritrea, but likes to hang out with us as much as possible. Anyways, it was super cold outside, so I was all [...]
One of the biggest issues the refugees I work with face is not being able to find jobs. With the economy as it is (and I know this is a problem many people face today) not being permitted to work (no work visa) makes it even more difficult for them to support themselves and their [...]
Today I was humbled. There is a young Sudanese girl, 10/11 yrs. old who comes each week for Food Distribution for her mother. She is the cutest thing and since she is in school here, her Hebrew is super good. Today she brought her brother with her and I asked her (in Hebrew), “Is this [...]