When I met Mother Teresa

When I met Mother Teresa

It was February 1985 when I first arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There was a humanitarian crisis with famine as a result of drought in a war torn land.

There were so many firsts for me when I arrived to work in a famine relief shelter in Mekele, Tigre , which was one of the worst affected areas.

It was my first time:

  • in Africa
  • living in a military dictatorship
  • living in a Marxist state
  • seeing poverty in the extreme
  • experiencing the desperation and hopelessness of people displaced by war and famine
  • being overwhelmed by the resilience of the human spirit
  • meeting a future saint
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