The group moves north into the mountains and Dick writes about experiencing the beauty of nature and worship with friends.
On the morning of Oct.13, we drove about three and a half hours north to the Simien Mountain National Park. This is our overnight stop, as we are staying at the Simien Mountain Lodge (the highest hotel in Africa at 10,700 ft altitude).
In the afternoon we spend our time in the park, taking a 3 hour trek. While on our trek, we saw the famous Gelada baboons up close, as well as a number of other wildlife and many flowers in bloom. When we began our trek, it was very foggy. However, toward the end of our journey, the fog lifted to reveal the beauty of the mountains. At the end of the day, we made it back to the lodge and then sang and prayed together. We finished our day joyfully with a Sunday worship service.