Written by: The Bridge on Friday, March 21st, 2008

The Water House
Hi Everyone, It is nice to read all those comments on the blog. They make me think about home and the people at home. I have to admit that I have been so absorbed with Palmgrove and the people here, that I have had very little time to think about home. Home seems so far away and so long ago. It's just hard to imagine playing hockey while we are playing soccer in this heat.
Things are very different here, but just like at home there is always a list of things you have to get done.Ed Vetter has decided that getting the Water Hou....

It’s What We Do.

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

February 28, 2008
Greetings, fellow Hutterites and everyone else.
We have been in Palmgrove for almost 3 weeks now and are finally figuring things out, making daily routines and learning new things everyday.Pe ople still call me “Talitha” and call Brian “Lance,” and sometimes I am “Lance,” but hey, I don’t get their names straight all the time either. It is funny the way most of them say “Brian,” they pronounce it “Brrrrrrrrrrrn,” the sound little kids make when they play with their ‘trokeleh.’
I phoned with my mom ....

A Visit To Liberia.

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Hello Everyone,
This blog is about Liberia. We had visitors for 2 whole nights wow! After being alone in Palmgrove for 10 days, Brian and I got some visitors. White visitors “afio owo.” Ed and Judy came back from Liberia on Saturday, Feb. 23, they were gone since February 14. From the USA, Starland Colony, Joel and his wife Becky, Ruthie, and Lisa from Neuhof Colony came along with them. They stayed only 2 nights which disappointed us, they had plane....

First Impressions!!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, February 29th, 2008

Ooooh La La! I know Brian and I had long talks with people back home, we saw a whole lot of pictures, even some video clips, received lots of advice, but all of it doesn't prepare you!...This is definitely Jupiter, as Lance said in his first blog entry about Nigeria! “I don’t think any amount of description, advice or talking can accurately describe how it is here; I’m still forming opinions, and think I will for a while to come!”:D
Our first night here, I slept....

Culture Shock To Say the Least!!

Written by: The Bridge on Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Before we left for Africa we were told many times that the culture shock would be one of the big challenges that we would face. Like most people I looked forward to it in both anticipation and dread.
The first signs of having entered a different culture were obvious when I entered the Lagos airport; I was hit by the fact that there were mostly black people in the baggage pickup area. This might sound very irrelevant, but the fact is that everyone was looking and watching the white people, as there were only a handful in the entire airport. Lea....