Category Archives: Nigeria 2006

Gardening in West Africa

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, August 4th, 2006

With the help of some boys we made a small garden plot to experiment with growing the type of plants that we grow back home. Because of the heavy rains, they have two ways of making a plot of land ready for planting; they either make ridges or make beds. The ridges are used in bigger farms and the beds are made for smaller gardens. The beds are the better option, but they are a lot more work! I asked Kypo, ....

Working the Gardens!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, August 4th, 2006

When my mom and I tried cleaning up the 'Hof', we had to do everything with a wheelbarrow, so we only did it around the kitchen. On our trips to and from the garbage pit with the wheelbarrow, my mom and me kept passing a beautifully built perfectly round garden, right in front of the kitchen, completely clogged with weeds. In hopes that it would change, we commented a couple times to the mothers, that the gard....

Technical Difficulties

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

As you might have noticed, we are experiencing major technical difficulties here at the 'The Bridge'. Hopefully we'll soon be able to resolve the issues. Thank You for you patience, also for your interest and support of 'The Bridge'.....

Nse’s Eye Problems

Written by: The Bridge on Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Hi to all of you that showed interest in the fifteen year old boy by the name of Nse here in Palmgrove a couple of months ago. The boy was taken to an eye specialist who suggested an eye operation. A date was set and before the operation a team of doctors made a final analysis. The discussion was, that the operation, being a high risk one and not sure of the end result, they referred him to another hospital where missionaries come to do such complicated surgery. The boy was taken there, arrangements were made, the missionaries finally came and ....

Letter from Judith

Written by: The Bridge on Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Hello everyone! I type all of my mom's letters for her and thought this one would be an interesting one to post. : ) I'd also like to add that even though this disturbance is so close at hand we are blessedly free of fear. You're prayers however, are as you can see, always necessary. Thank you. Talitha

July 10, 2006
Hello Mary, Jared and all the family.
We greet all of you dear ones with thoughts of seeing you soon. Two more Sundays here, then we can pack and go home. Home to our peaceful quiet reverent church atmosphere. I miss that very ....