Category Archives: Nigeria 2006

Greetings from Paul and Clara!

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

April 16, 2oo6 ~ To all our dear ones at home in Silverwinds. We greet you all from Palmgrove! So far we are all doing well, have plenty to eat, a nice clean bed, and God's great love and protection. We get up every morning to go to breakfast, even though it is different from what we're used to, the main thing is that we're together. We also help with washing dishes. After that, we go about with what we would normally do at home, clean or sweep the floors, do our laundry, or do a bit of writing in our rooms. Management starts here in the house,....

Update on Palmgrove

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 15th, 2006

First of all, I want to say thank you to all who are leaving comments. I download the pages to USB, then take them back home so that the rest of us can read them on the laptop. It's a pleasant surprise to see the variety of people who are responding, and it also gives me an idea as to what to post the next time.

The brothers and sisters here in Palmgrove are very similar to what we have back in North America. Some are genuine, and are giving their best to keep this place going, but there are also others, who's motives seem questionable. As I....

Hello…

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

I know you're all waiting to hear what in the world is going on out here. We are slowly finding answers to the many questions that we have; however, it's going to take a bit more time. We are still in the early decision making stage so I don't really know what to report. Talitha and I are trying to get used to everything. Things are so different here, there is hardly anything that reminds us of home. Internet excess is not readily available, so updating this space is going to take some time. I'll get a longer post in late this week, or maybe ea....

Greetings From Talitha!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Hi everyone! Coming out of the plane was like stepping into the hundreds of photographs my parents brought back. The only difference here is there is way more detail. They have the sweetest looking flowers, mixed into all the greenery. Unlike the photos, the cars actually honk and the big tankers give off the most horrendous stench. The palm trees wave at you gracefully, instead of just standing there. The people don?t say much more than they did on the pictures, they?re just as friendly as they manage to be with the little vocabulary they have....

April 7 ~ Hello from Africa!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Oops! Instead of landing in Nigeria, the plane got lost and ended up on Jupiter, well at least that what it looks and feels like! (Ok, Matthew CS, I can see you laughing at that one!) As we got lower and lower you could watch the outside temperature on the info screen go up, up and up. At 3000ft we were around 22 degree C. then 23, 24, 25, 26…I was thinking, "That’s quite enough already, you can stop now", 27, 28…Altitude 1500 ft and falling, temperature 29, 30 and still rising. The monitors shut off just before landing, so I didn’t get....
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