Eddie Vetter’s Request

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Hi, you all who enjoy this Palmgrove, Nigeria site. Thanks for your prayers, encouragement and variety of insights or opinions. Now we have another request for you. This is a true support test! We are in desperate need of more help out here, so we hope this will knock on your hearts. We ask that you would work on your superiors and send us the few items listed below. You, yourself could organize it, get together with a couple of colonies and decide as to who buys or sends what, so it would be more economical. Empty spaces could be filled with eatmore bars, ball point pens etc.
Also, if you would be so kind, as to make sure that we know exactly when you send the DHL. If a package is left sitting too long here in this third world country, it has a tendency to disappear. A tracking number is also a must. That way they know you mean business.

Please send to:
Palmgrove Community
Nigeria, Africa.
Attention, Paul or Edward.


  • Strong Carpenter Hammers 18 oz.
  • Mechanic Hammers
  • Pliers, also needle nose.
  • Chisels or Punches.
  • Crescent Wrenches – medium, small.
  • Tap set, NC NF 1/4 to ¾.
  • Screw Driver Set.
  • Ellen Wrench Set.
  • J-B Weld (plastic steel) a few tubes.
  • 2-3 HP Honda Motor with – 4” double pulley.
  • 1 doz. Rubber gloves, women’s size 8 for the soap making.
  • Scientific calculators for school.
  • Also, 15 year old needs eye surgery 50-50 chance of regaining his eyesight. He is completely blind in one eye and the other eye needs surgery. That would come to $600 US.

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Eddie / Cascade said:
On: 19th May, 2006 at 22:02

Greetings Paul, Edward and the rest of the brethren. Tis always nice to hear from yous from this our God given mission field.

Concerning the partially blind boy, there is a missionary doctor at the the Aba Christian hospital near Aba where I was admitted while I was sick my last term in 2000 , his name is Doctor Witteker. He is a White Doctor from the U.S. Most of our people know this hospital. Doctor Wittiker is a good eye doc, and goes out into the deepest jungle to do eye operations on a daily basis. I am not sure what he charges, I don’t think it is much, cause he didn’t charge me anything for my weeks stay in his hospital, only for the drugs which was very minumal.

I’ll try to dig up his email that I think I have somewhere under my mountain of Nigeria stuffs .
Keep up the good work, and greet all my people.
God bless

eddie / Cascade said:
On: 20th May, 2006 at 09:53

Greetings Paul and Ed vetter
For most people trying to comprehend, working on a grader or any other machine without any kind of a tool is impossible as it really is. Storing tools in the tool shed is not always the best idea for safe keeping during, and from one mission group to the next, as they have a tendency to disappear somehow. When we had to buy a huge 4 ft pipe ranch for the water tower {was $50 U.S } I give it to Joseph Asukwa to store under his bed.

We have quite a few individuals , brothers and sisters in palmgrove who we could use for safe keeping of tools or whatever. Taught I’d pass this tip along. Also tip # 2, if you are desperate and IF you have Niara there is a place in Uyo on the main road in, turn left on napa road to this hot chicken spot that we all know about, just across the street there is this hardware store with all kinds of good tools. He is an importer from Europe, but then again you have to have Niara.

Anonymous said:
On: 20th May, 2006 at 10:12

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the men of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy2:6)

After reading the last few enteries, the above scripture is the reason I felt the need to share the below scripture with you all.

Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia:
that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.
For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing,
imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God.
So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well.
But as you abound in everything- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us-see that you abound in this grace also.(2 Corinthians8:1-7)

What then was the blessing you injoyed? For I bear witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me. (Galatians4:15)

May we abound in this grace also!!

eddie / cascade said:
On: 20th May, 2006 at 10:29

Greetings again today dear brethren.

Thanks for sharing about this partially blind boy. I know this young boy. we took him to a doctor after Rachel basel {crystal springs}give us some money before leaving for home. No follow up seems to have been done after this.

My friend , the manager of Agri-sales the Esso dealer from Mcgregor, pledged $300.00 for this boy. He gives me the check today. There are many good people out there who want to help and will also do so when they know what we are doing with their money.

This hutterite bridge blog, or what you call it, is a great thing. Please keep it up.

John and Robert said:
On: 20th May, 2006 at 13:42

I think we may have $20.00 US between us, you may add
that to your $300 fund, I’ll get it to you my
own way.

Anonymous said:
On: 20th May, 2006 at 21:17

Hey, great idea! Maybe we should all send it to one place. Any suggestions anybody? I have a $50 that I could add.

Anonymous said:
On: 21st May, 2006 at 13:54

Usually it doesn’t effect us when our communities donate money to some cause. We go on living our comfortable
livestyles’. It’s not a sacrifice we feel, except for the “Haushalter” and maybe a few more. It’s another thing altogether for individuals to give up the little money they receive via “Zehr Geld,” or whatever other honest way. The things we usually see as need are actually far from it, so
I really amire the above individuals for this small, yet great sacrifice! God will surely bless them for it!!
Could anyone tell us the best way for individuals to donate money, if they feel the need and desire to do so? Thanks, it would be appreciated!!

JMW Decker said:
On: 21st May, 2006 at 19:26

Hello and may God help “our missionaries”.

I feel that your tool request is something we could help with.
I’ll try and find the bulk of it and send it asap.

Get me an email address and I’ll send you a list and tracking number once it’s done.


Fundraising administrator said:
On: 22nd May, 2006 at 09:56

Greetings to all readers and participants

For people who are asking where to send the donations for this African mission field, for causes like this partially blind boy for instance, the feeding of the poor, which is a constant challenge, in helping to educate the children, close to a thousand now since we started 15 years ago, medical bills, etc. etc. Moneys can be sent to the following address.

Rev Jacob Kleinsasser.
Providence Christian services
Box 110
Ste Agathe. Manitoba. Canada.
R0G 1Y0

Make check out to – Providence Christian Services

Notice Tax receipt will be issued upon request.

JMW Decker said:
On: 27th May, 2006 at 08:12

Hello to our Missionaries.
A 96 pound package with most of the above list shipped from Brandon 5/24. Left Belgium 5/27.
It contains everything on the list except the Honda motor and I
forgot to pack a Tap Set. Jack

JMW Decker said:
On: 27th May, 2006 at 13:29

Hi Again
As of 2.30pm 5/27/06 this Package was in Lagos. Jack

JMW Decker said:
On: 29th May, 2006 at 17:58

I don’t know why this package was shipped to Ghana?
From DHL Tracking
5/29/2006 11:09 am Shipment has arrived at a DHL facility and is transferring to its final destination.
Accra, Ghana

JMW Decker said:
On: 30th May, 2006 at 14:26

Hello and keep up the good wwork in Palmgrove.

About the above package;

Ok, its back in Nigeria.
From DHL tracking

5/30/2006 4:24 pm Arrived at DHL facility. Lagos, Nigeria
Thanks Jack

JMW Decker said:
On: 2nd Jun, 2006 at 21:16

Hello to our missionaries again.
Have a blessed Penticost! All the answers to the discussed problems can be found in our Pfingsten Lehren.
All the Best and God be with you. Jack

Just thought the bloggers
would like to follow the tracks of a parcel to Palm Grove.

A final Track results detail from DHL

Tracking summary
Current Status Shipment delivered.

Delivered on 6/2/2006 1:25 pm
Delivered to Signed for by PAUL S

Date and Time Status Location
6/2/2006 1:25 pm Shipment delivered. Port Harcourt, Nigeria
5/31/2006 8:37 pm In transit. Port Harcourt, Nigeria
12:05 pm Arrived at DHL facility. Port Harcourt, Nigeria
5/30/2006 4:24 pm Arrived at DHL facility. Lagos, Nigeria
1:50 pm In transit. Lagos, Nigeria
5/29/2006 11:09 am Shipment has arrived at a DHL facility and is transferring to its final destination. Accra, Ghana
9:06 am Shipment has arrived at a DHL facility and is transferring to its final destination. Accra, Ghana
5/28/2006 12:50 pm Clearance Delay Port Harcourt, Nigeria
12:48 pm Arrived at DHL facility. Port Harcourt, Nigeria
12:44 pm In transit. Brussels, Belgium
5/27/2006 2:30 pm In transit. Lagos, Nigeria
4:26 am In transit. Brussels, Belgium
5/25/2006 10:59 pm Arrived at DHL facility. Brussels, Belgium
9:36 am In transit. Jamaica, NY
7:21 am Arrived at DHL facility. Jamaica, NY
5:54 am Transit through sort facility. Wilmington, OH
3:46 am Clearance processing complete. Wilmington, OH
5/24/2006 7:38 pm Departing origin. Winnipeg, Canada
6:00 pm Picked Up by DHL.