Jimmy and Thessa McCoy moved to Hawassa from Shiloh Church in Oakland with their three children 18 months ago.  They greeted us in their home with an Ethiopian coffee ceremony which involves roasting freshly picked coffee beans, grinding them with a mortar and pestal and pouring the boiling water over the grounds. It’s served over a grass mat along with popcorn.  Drinking three demi-tas cups has been customary since the drinking of coffee was introduced to the world by the Ethiopians.  The McCoys are involved in teaching at the Bible College, and ministering to the men, women and children of Hawassa as well as home schooling their three children.