Regarding Comments

Written by: The Bridge on Thursday, May 4th, 2006

It looks like some of the comments on the previous posts have gotten out of hand! Why am I not surprised? I don’t mind people posting controversial or negative comments, after all, we are always learning, and we can always find ways of improving what we are doing. I have only one thing to ask, if you want to post something like that, then at least have the courage to stand up and tell us who you are. I don’t see the point in arguing with people who have something to hide. Otherwise, your comment might not get posted. I ....

Improvement Glimmers!

Written by: The Bridge on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16. Somehow, I think that this is a very fitting verse for our situation. There are so many people who will simply try and take advantage of you, and then there are others, who are honest about what they are doing. Somehow, we have to discern between one and the other.
Last year, about this time, Paul Vetter wanted to buy tires fo....

A Note from Talitha

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, April 24th, 2006

As mentioned in Edward's report, over the past few years, factions "seitne" have developed here in Palmgrove. Having only been here less than two weeks, we haven't really felt it, but in small ways we've noticed it. Since the first day we arrived, my dad and Paul Vetter have been having meeting after meeting with people, and here and there they have been telling us a snippet or two of what the problems are that people have. We won't get into that, because a lot of it is just plain gossip. But anyways, it's been a long hard battle.

We've had ....

Message to the Young People from Eddie Vetter

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, April 24th, 2006

Hi, all you younger generation,

Thanks for the encouraging comments that you are posting for us, here in this far away part of the world. We need your prayers, and we need to hear and know that despite the bleak picture you hear about, you are standing behind us. Yes, it is a daily struggle to keep Palmgrove going with the basic necessities like food, drinking water, toilets that flush and showers that run etc. One must however realize, that this is a third world country, and half of our world lives with this as standard. Therefore as Christ....

For The Love Of Flowers!

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

It's been really nice to hear from home, through the emails that have been sent, about the taufest, melting snow, and spring flood. Sorry for not replying to your emails, but I try to get things done on this journal first, so emails are often left out. That doesn't mean you have to stop writing, I download them and take them home to read on the laptop. This post has many pictures, if you're just reading a printed version you might not get too much out of it, the online version is better.
I started writing this post to give everybody an idea of....