Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Hello everybody! Welcome to ‘The Bridge’! The intend of this blog is to try to keep people informed as to what is happening in Nigeria. I’m not sure what style this blog will develop, what I’m trying to make is something like an online journal. I want to try and capture the experience as it is, and not focus in on just one specific subject. I’ll try to include as much variety as possible, so that people will be able to relate better to the experience. If there’s anything specific that you would like, email me and I’ll see what I can come up with. You can leave comments on each post entry, however, I’m not sure if I’ll have the time to read them. I’d rather try and maintain the posts themselves then get lost in the comments. But then again, we’ll see what’s going to develop. Your comments will mean more if you will use your real name instead of some strange derivative; however, anonymous commenters also have their place.
It has been quite an experience in itself to see what other people think of this whole idea. Some people are willing to go out of their way to help out, while others think that we should just give up and drop the whole idea. It has been a very informative journey so far. Especially talking with people who have already been there, sometimes it sounds hopeless and other times it sounds uplifting so we’ll see. The support that a lot of you have given, took me by surprise quite often; it’s good to know that we are not alone and that there are people out there who will be thinking and praying for us.
Our group consists of Eddy Vetter, Judith Basel and Talitha from Crystal Spring and Paul Vetter and Clara Basel from Silver Winds. We are leaving on the 29th of March 06. First we are going to Austria for a few days, where we are going to do a few presentation on the Hutterites, after that we head straight to Africa. Thank you everybody; and thanks to the people who put in their time and effort to set up this site and are helping maintain it
If habe nun dem grunden gefunden
der meinen Anker ewig hält,
wo anders als in Jesu Wunden?
da lag er vor der Zeit der Welt.
Der Grund, der unbeweglich steht,
wenn Erd und Himmel untergeht.

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Beverly said:
On: 29th Mar, 2006 at 18:59

Looks great! Better than all those other ones we looked at before! And keep those entries coming. And pics too!

Chris/Baker said:
On: 1st Apr, 2006 at 10:39

Hey Lance, Were pulling for you all the way.

Your in our thoughts and talks for sure, so you can never leave us, regardless of distance.

Now…..when was the date that i’m joining you?

Jennifer/Haven said:
On: 10th Apr, 2006 at 10:04

We just came back from 11 days in Haiti, so is interesting to read of your experience, even just the airport life, to start off with. This online journal sounds like a good idea.

Anonymous said:
On: 10th Apr, 2006 at 19:19

Hi! lance …..just wanted to tell you how much everybody is injoying your blog….some one prints it out and hangs it in the kitchen………. everytime you wright, my mom say-zz…. “con nit vor-tin” till you do an other one …..she tell-zz our family all about it…at snack…she is so in-to-it!!

so, do pleace be care-full …!!! we are praying for you all … sonya