Category Archives: Nigeria 2008

Raising the Roof!!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, June 21st, 2008

I know, I know, it's June already, but this project took place in May. In reality it was a small project, but admittedly it took almost all of May to complete. You see, the water house has a big plastic tank standing outside, near the building. This tank is an extra, as in backup, in case water needs to be treated with chlorine or some other such purifying substance. Being exposed to the sizzling African sun, this tank was in danger of housing algae and other unwanted components so a roof was needed for some shade. And so the prolonged project ....

Changing Tires.

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I recall sitting in the Crystal Spring Shop snack room, drinking a cup of espresso and asking people like Mathew Bear for advice on going to Africa. He said "just make sure that the spare tire on your vehicle is good!" Even though that is true for anywhere in the world it is particularly true for Nigeria. The roads are very rough at times or just washed away. On top of all that people don't worry about dropping nails or pieces of steel anywhere on a road. T....

PG Construction

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, June 13th, 2008

PG Construction, as it is called, is a construction company owned and operated by Palmgrove. Fancy as that sound, it consists of two pieces of equipment, a loader and a grader, which of course is enough to be considered a construction company. These machines are rented out to people that bid on jobs. Typically the people that hire the machines are contractors looking for equipment that they don't already have. We would like t....

Pork or Beef?

Written by: The Bridge on Sunday, June 8th, 2008

May 4th, , which was Sunday, we randomly BBQ/ed a pig. Actually management decided to get rid of all the pigs in the barn because they are costing us too much feed and they are not bringing any money back. As Palmgrove doesn't have a consistent income now, we really can't afford to feed them.

So, there we all were, sitting in church listening to Inno's sermon on Freedom. What is the definition of "freedom" as a Christian, he asked us? Does it mean doing what you want? One definition he gave us is t....


Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Hello Everyone!
Seems like we have been slacking with the blogs. Well, let’s try another one. This May has gone by both slowly and fast. On May 1st we got to witness a Traditional Nigerian Marriage! I don't want to write a blog on it because Lance wrote about that one. You can read up on it in the Archives, August 2006. I myself just finished reading it and I had to laugh as I read the comments, especially the ones I made and how some people thought me nuts, all because they misunderstood my meaning! At that point in tim....