guess what? i can receive letters and packages while i'll be in ethiopia! yay for snail mail. i'd love to hear from you. here's the info you will need:
fyi: letters can take a month or so to arrive.
as far as packages go, DO NOT send them to the address above. it sounds as if the packages are not guaranteed to arrive to me as they might have been intended due to the Addis post office. instead, you may contact Barbara Slauter at Project Mercy via email [firstname.lastname@example.org] and coordinate sending something.
hopefully all of this makes sense rather than further confusing you :)