Psalm 78: 4 (NLT) We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.


The Kara people live in the South Omo valley in Southern Ethiopia.

Here are some pictures from my visits in different villages, witnessing a wedding, other celebrations, selecting children for my children's home and offering children's ministry events (Jesus parties):

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Tasks for children during selection process
(evaluating social skills, eye-hand coordination, etc.)
Tasks for children during selection process

Kara teenager girl posing for photos

Kara women with traditional necklaces and headgear

Little Kara girl's loincloth
Kara girl with many necklaces

Home brewed sorghum 'beer',
served hot
Grinding maize for posho preparation

Kara mom with daughter
Kara mom with daughter

Calabash for traditional coffee ceremonies
Kara siblings watching the wedding ceremony

Traditional Kara clothes,
decorated goat skins
Traditional Kara clothes

Dancing in front of the (naked) bridegroom

Preparing (shaving) the (naked) bridegroom
for the wedding procedures

Dancing during the Kara wedding procedures
Marching, celebrating, dancing: Kara wedding



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