1/20/12 was the date we landed in Addis Ababa from Jordan. We were met in the morning by Gary and Felecia at our hotel following their anniversary celebration the previous night.  The drive to Hawassa was strikingly different from anything we had seen in the middle east and took 5 hours to reach our destination. We arrived at the Shiloh Bible College compound and were treated like royalty. Gary and Felecia have given us a room upstairs viewing the bilbe college and all that week we were introduced to the multitude of their friends. It was very busy and there was know way we could possibly understand all the information we were given to help us assimilate into this new way of life in which we were being immersed. We were also introduced to a number of the ministries connected with Fire Over Africa and became intimately connected with two of them; one that you see pictured here with orphans and another with some of the teenage street youth of Hawassa. Both Claire and I began filling our week with bible college classes, learning Amharic with the help of two university students and adjusting to the constant ebb and flow of the Ethiopian culture.