Filming Trip 2012: Amesege’nallo’

Amesege’nallo’ in Amharic means thank you. I have never meant these words as much as I did when speaking them yesterday as we said our goodbyes in Ethiopia. With the experiences so fresh in our minds and the amazing events of the past few weeks having reached a point of such normalcy it is hard to find the words to give justice to this place and these people which we now hold so dear to our hearts. At this point we just want to say, from the bottom of our hearts, amesege’nallo’…


To our work team… American and Ethiopian, who built a basketball court, soccer field,library and girls and boys lavatories with the most BASIC tools in the scortching Ethiopian sun for the kids and Hadease School.





 To Waas… Our Ethiopian cowboy bus driver who was constantly smiling, and belting out his “country spirituals”. I will never forget when I asked if you would come to America and you told me… “ I will meet you in heaven honey. Its much easier to get in there, god doesn’t require paperwork”




To the kids at Hadase School. Hadase means renewal and as we thought we would be renewing your school with our construction projects, you renewed our hearts with a sense unguarded joy and compassion unlike anything we have ever experienced before.



To Almaz, the director of All Gods Children in Ethiopia, I have never anyone like you. To sacrifice the comforts of American life that you grew to know to return to your country and selflessly better the lives of orphans and children is truly and inspiration.





And to every other smiling face that we met in this beautiful country. You put a new meaning to love and appreciation that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives.