Category Archives: Nigeria 2006

Building Experiences!

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Working with wood is always an intriguing challenge. Out here in Africa, working with exotic woods and without the proper tools makes it even more of a challenge. Eddy Vetter wanted to get a roof built over three of the containers, to keep them nice and dry, that they would make better storage. So, he got a pile of wood for me and told me to get at it. I looked at the pile of wood that was supposed to be two by fours and wondered if anything ....

The Ladies Work!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, June 2nd, 2006

So, you're wondering what a single white female does in Palmgrove. The fact of the matter is, that the answer is up to the single white female. As far as I can tell, the Canadian females here are kind of caught in the middle. The Nigerian sisters work very hard from January to June. From July to December they rest. At the moment they're right in the middle of their busiest time, they seem to be just as busy as we are in summer. They plant, hoe and weed almost every day. They often get up before breakfast to avoid the heat. Everyone is up by six....

God Grant Us Wisdom…

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Hi, we've been here in Palmgrove for 2 months now and we must say it has not been a holiday. The challenges are sometimes overwhelming. Sometimes we wish we would be back home, enjoying the already established, comfortable lifestyle. But then reality takes hold again and we realize we need to do our best here, to help build God's Kingdom in this continent also.

Looking back, from the time that we came up till now, we can see many small improvements. Due to the fact that showers, toilets, sinks and lights in all the houses now work and other ....

Hello Everybody!

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Hi Everybody! We are trying to answer some of your questions from the comments that you leave. We have some blog entries written and ready to go, but getting pictures together for them takes a bit more time. Please don't be afraid to ask questions so that we can write posts accordingly. I find them very helpful and we can go about getting pictures and information together. I've asked a few people ....

“The Kingdom of God is like a Treasure”

Written by: The Bridge on Sunday, May 21st, 2006

The computer lab, or so they call it, here in Palmgrove, contains five working computers. When I turned them on the first time, only four of them worked. With a bit of work, I've got at least one more of them to work. They are Pentium ones running Windows 98, which is good enough to learn to type and run Microsoft Office. There are at least eight, 486's kicking around that I just can't seem to get back to life. If I could get them up and running then I'd at least be able to use them in teaching typing. We got three
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