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 ....

“Hof Aufraume”

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Since we've come to Palmgrove, we've been putting on a push to get the place cleaned up and looking nice. Things have improved considerably, but I must admit at times we do run into a brick wall or two and get quite frustrated. Like the time Reverend (Ifiok), a 25 year old guy, wouldn't give me the truck to help the girls haul firewood. He thought I was joking and laughed his head off and I got madder and madder. Paul Vetter says that he has a key with him at all times and that next time I should just come to him. So now I can't wait for next t....

More On Fruits Of The Land!

Written by: The Bridge on Thursday, July 6th, 2006

The pineapple has to be one of my favorite fruits, although I don't think one can have a favorite, with so many good ones to choose from.They're a lot juicier then the ones back home, so you don't notice the acidy taste as much. When you bite into it, you have to make sure you're sitting over the table because the juice runs all over the place leaving a sticky mess. It's a very common plant around here, everywhere you look you can see it growin....

Love Your Enemies…

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Out of the Palmgrove gate, to the left, there lives a small family of four. Gabriel, the father, with his wife and two small children. The young mother suddenly passed away. Gabriel had her embalmed and lying in the house for 4 months, as he had no Naira to bury her. To get Naira, the poor man sold some of his land to Palmgrove. He then had to use most of that money for the funeral. The immediate relatives of the deceased have to feed all kinds of extended family till, during and after the burial. Our men, Okon Sampson, Goddy, and Joseph went o....

Palmgrove Security

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Our security is trying to make a name for themselves. They will not be tampered with, they will seriously guard this place. They're a group of nice young men. But now, I'll tell you the rest of the story.

Four young men on their way home from selling palmfruit, drove by our gate on a motorcycle in the evening. The security stopped and questioned them. One young boy that none of us really knew, was there visiting with Jeremiah. He accused one of those men of trying to rob him a few weeks earlier. Our security had them lying on the ground in n....