Pray that the Afar people may know God's great love.
My name is Afar. I'm 8 years old and live in the country of Ethiopia.
My home is in a very hot and dry place called the Afar Triangle. Look for me on this map...
My Family's Ari
Every day after I get water and feed the animals I like to play with my friends. We play our flutes and dance together. At night my friends and I have fun scaring animals that try to come near us by throwing sticks and rocks at them.
Right now it is the rainy season where I live. When I say rainy season I don't mean that we get a lot of rain (we only get a couple of inches of rain each year), but if we do have a storm the dry ground does not soak up the water and where we live can flood. So right now we have moved to higher ground, in case of flooding.
Water is hard to come by in the desert, pure water is even harder. We live near a water hole that is drying up because, despite the rainy season, we haven't had any rain in over a month. I heard my father talking about moving us to a new place, but most of the water holes are drying up without rain.
I pray to god many times each day that it will rain.