Today was Malia's 10th birthday! She was so excited to spend it in Ethiopia.
As we sat down for dinner, Mathewos got a call that they had found Chris's phone! I think we were all shocked. Chris went with Mathewos and Yohannes to talk to the 2 thieves (the third one got away...he was older and more street-wise.) Although the boys had already thrown away the SIM card, Chris got his phone back and used the opportunity to talk to them about Jesus. He also asked that they be given the minimum sentence allowable by law. Mathewos figured they would have to spend 6 months in prison. Chris thought that the boys were maybe 13 or 14 years old. They made a big mistake, and I really don't think they understood how valuable Chris's phone is. They had tried to sell it at a pawn shop. The police needed to keep the phone for one more day to use as evidence, and told Chris he could pick it up later in the week.
After dinner, we visited for awhile with Richard, Phil, Rachael, and Wass before heading to bed.