Palmgrove School

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, August 18th, 2008

The Palmgrove School or "Palmgrove Christian Seminary" as it is called, is a private school that is owned and managed by the Palmgrove Community.  It has a capacity of teaching about 1000 children from kindergarten to high school.  The Palmgrove School employs about thirty six teachers. There are also about 12 non-teaching staff, such as administration and management, at this school.  This school was built by the Hutterite Church to try to help the needs of education in Nigeria.  Many miles were pedaled in the Bike-a-thons by Hutterites at ....

Trees in Africa

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, August 8th, 2008

When we first arrived in this distant land across the sea, I was fascinated by the strange and beautiful trees.  Coming from Canada, I was used to our rather thin trees, trees that faced cold and impeding winters every year, and therefore it takes our oaks, poplars,  maples and coniferous trees a long time to grow.  Here it is entirely different - to quote Lance from his blog of April 2006, "We have to be careful not to drop any ripe bananas because as soon as they hit the ground, they start growing so fast that you will find yourself 10 ft ....

Flowers

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, August 4th, 2008

There are many beautiful flowers growing here in and around Palmgrove.  I just want to give you a glimpse of  these beauties.  Of course I don't know any names, sorry.  Also, maybe Lance covered some of these in his former blogs; if so, well, you can look at them again.

Here is Emase with a water lily. 
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Palmwine? Why not!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, July 26th, 2008

It seems you can get used to anything.  If your palmwine has a little worm floating in it, just flick it out, or strain it before drinking.  I have to admit, I haven't forgotten Talitha's dire warnings of "don't drink the palmwine", but now I say- you just got to know how to do these things!  Let me give you a brief but somewhat complicated description of Palm trees.  I say complicated because I'm not 100% sure I got all the facts straight and it sure took a lot of questions, imagination and time to figure out this much.  Getting facts aro....

Motorbikes

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

This blog is about motorbikes, since some people commented that they would like to see them. They don't exactly have souped up Harleys or Vulcans, but they have brand names like Qlink, CarGo and Demark. There are only about 4-5 different bikes, about 150cc. They look alike, have the same Jesus stickers plastered all over them and all smoke blue and are all capable of carrying around 6 people if necessary. Of course....