"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Every so often I forget what I thought I would never forget about...what we experienced in Ethiopia four months ago. I swore that when I left Ethiopia, I would never be the same. I would not forget the beautiful, joyful people that I met. I would never take anything for granted again. I would look at all of the blessings in my life and be so grateful...and then...I start to get back into my regular routine. Just an average hum drum (in a good way) life. I actually forget some of the feelings that I experienced just a few short months ago. The thing is, I don't WANT to forget! I never want to stop being amazed at the resiliency of my daughter and her fellow Ethiopians. I must remember them and appreciate them for the courageous, incredible people they are.

And so, I am grateful to the Alexander family for all that they are doing in Ethiopia. This video helps me to remember. It helps me to continue to focus on helping and supporting the projects that are needed in Ethiopia. This video captures so much of the beauty that is Ethiopia. PLEASE grab a cup of coffee and take a few minutes to watch the video. Maybe it will help you to remember too, and if you have never had the privilege of visiting Ethiopia, you can see a little bit of why the country captures a person's heart and leaves them changed for the better.

Hope For Dube Bute from Kurt Neale on Vimeo.

We are still selling necklaces and key chains and ALL of the proceeds will go directly to help Dube Bute. I realize that these little necklaces won't change the world, but through your support, I have been able to raise quite a bit of money for the work that is being done in this part of Ethiopia. PLEASE consider supporting Dube Bute. You can purchase necklaces and key chains through December 13th. You can also make a donation directly to Hope for Dube Bute.

When you watched the video, did you see the JOY that was obvious in the people of Dube Bute?I truly believe that I need Africa more than Africa needs me (as the saying goes). I want to remember their JOY along with their HOPE. So, for the next week, everyone who orders three or more necklaces or key chains will receive a free key chain with the word HOPE or JOY on it. I'm hoping we can raise a bunch of money by December 13th...keep the orders coming!


  1. Me too, me too, me too.

    Glad you are here to remind me!!!!!

  2. Got my necklace...LOVE it...can't wait to see my little princess wear it!