Thursday, September 20, 2007


Salaams, Tadiase, Greetings to All,

I have not had access to this blog since my arrival to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 4, 2007 as it is blocked here—I'm not sure why, but unfortunately it is the case. However, I'm currently in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and can access it here.

However, with limited time I will direct you all to go to Youtube and put "ALIF" in the search field and you will be able to see some of the home visits I've conducted with some of our sponsored orphans and vulnerable children, as well as interviews with commercial sex workers. I will try to post some of them here as well as make entries when possible but do to travels with Saudi and limited access upon my return to Ethiopia I will resume making entries about my experiences in Ethiopia after September 29th—when I return to the States!

Until then, I pray that you all are in the best of health and spirits!

Nasir Al-Amin
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