The Meeting of Paul and Abraham
Trip Start Jun 16, 2007
25Trip End Aug 11, 2007
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Was this a meeting of Biblical proportions? Abraham and Paul met today. I couldn't help notice the coincidence. Abraham was an intelligent kid who would have easily been an ace in my class. At first when he came up to me I thought he was one of the many street children than roam this city. But it turns out he is living with his mother.
Abe told me his story which I found to be quite sad. His dad had passed away and his brother shot to death at the age of twelve for throwing stones at a police officer during a riot. He also told me about his savings of 45 Birr (approximately USD $5) that he was saving to buy a school uniform. He asked me for some money and I kindly declined. Giving out money I have come to realize can be a trouble of its own.
Tomorrow I head back home. It's been a great journey and I have more to write about when I get back. Until then. Paul