Honor and Love my sistar and brother.
Almighty thankhs for life and grace.
To Sis Hempress C: Haile I greetings. I give thankhs to JAH that I&I words have given the I more inspiration to make the forward trod. There is a large community here, with many English speakers from UK or Europe, from Caribbean islands, and from all over the world. So there are definitely people here to link with. If the I would like to come and visit, I can suggest hotels and people to be in communication with... if the I plan to come soon, I will be happy to greet the I personally. Just for planning purposes I can estimate that the I would spend about $5 USD per night on hotel, and about the same on food per day. So the cost of visiting is comparibly low. I have a facebook page called Repatriation Network, where I am striving to create the type of links that ones would need to visit or to make a permanent move. However, the facebook pages and apps are all completely locked off in southern Ethiopia at the moment (polytricks issues), so if the I would like to reason on a more personal level, please email email@example.com and I will be more specific about contacts here in Shashemene. More strength and guidance in JAH journey beloved sistar.
To Idren Hemphill: Greetings and Iternal wishes that the I family is well and growing in JAH Irit. Almighty Love.
As for Iwomban purposes here in Shashemene, I am here on JAH mission for the upliftment of Ityopians and especially JAH children. So when I&I talk about a specific work, that is why I am here. I am not contracted on a work visa though, instead I have created a non profit organization in JAH name. Ones and ones may visit our webpage at jahchildren.weebly.com for updates and more info (although this is another page that is inaccessible from Shashe, and so I have not been able to update while here).
As for being granted land, that is not the case. In fact no one is granted free land here anymore. The land grant was for 500 acres, which was all granted long ago to Rasta who have almost entirely been forced to sell the land portion by portion due to changing laws about zoning and plot sizes. The land that I have and am building on now, I had to purchase, and have only been able to do so with the immense help from a Idren born here to an Oromo mother and a Jamaican father, whose faithfulness and persistence in this mission matches my own. Indeed it has been somewhat of a coming of age story for him as well as myself as we Itinue JAH efforts here. So I give thankhs for this King who trods with I and has made all of this possible, without him I would have been just a visitor here also, as that was my intention in 2016. But the Most I guides I&I steps and so it was decided that I&I would base here and do JAH works here. In reality, the project that I&I are building may very likely move outside of Shashemene at some point, when we need more space to Itinue the works, because the laws here do not allow people to own land larger than 500 square meters, and the land has now become expensive also compared to more remote countryside. Still for now I&I give thankhs to be based in Shashemene, a city remarkably unique when it comes to Rastafari culture and reverance for Ethiopia, for Negusa Negast. I will soon share pictures of some of the buildings and paintings in Shashemene when I have the network to do so.
Give thankhs for the question and I hope this answer explains some about not only I&I choices but also about the situation for Rastafari people here in Shashemene.
Selahsay I Oneness