Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gift from Ethiopia

Yesterday I brought a visit to my friends Cornelis and Henja, Henja just returned from a trip for her work to Ethiopia. And she brought me a gift: an 'icon' of St. George! It is really great, hand crafted typical local 'iron work' and painted the familiar scene of St. George slaying the dragon.

Henja Visser is in charge of first aid projects and needed to go to Ethiopia to meet people and to see how the projects are doing. Unfortunately there a lot of problems concerning water, the lack of it that is. She has been to areas where water is significant more important then oil, another world problem on the pile..

I really love the icon, thanks for the gift!

1 comment:

Julie said...

nice gift. very colorful and iconic. I also liked your bakery photos