Category Archives: Nigeria 2006

“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....

Like Manna From Heaven!

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Have you ever wondered what manna tasted like? It was found like dew on the ground, every morning when the children of Israel were going through the desert towards the promised land. Well, in the months of June, July and August, here in West Africa, they have something that can be found ever so often, covering the ground in the morning. They refer to it as manna, in their language it's called 'nua'.

The children eagerly go....