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Feb 9, 2009 - AbuijaNigeria
Ok so have been tied to the keyboard and made to update out Blog which I am ashamed to say is massivly behind.. Apologies (and for the spelling)! Not entirely sure where we left off but needless to say after a particulalrly missable (we could have driven past it) border and the most laid back security (a man and a donkey) we entered that much feared country Nigeria - famous for Oil, Corruption, Kidnapping, Guns, Credit Card Fraud, Pollution, Decemation of the Natural Environment (Rainforest)and everything Dodgy you could think of.... So it...Jump to full entry
Jul 23, 2007 - A Day in the Bush
Recently, I had a chance to visit a remote Nigerian village with a Baptist missionary. This missionary, Pastor Ron, has been spreading the Gospel for the past eight years to people deep in the bush. Trucking to our destination, we drove over rivers, creeks, and around pot holes that my wife's mini cooper could have fit in. As we approached the village, my new friend pointed to an old fallen down tree near the road. He said, "Pastor Kevin, many people in the village considered that particular tree to be their God. When it fell down they said...Jump to full entry
Feb 4, 2005 - I confess. I had an awesome day!
I had a really good day today. I don't know what prompt it, but today life is great, work is good, the heat is even better, and I love Nigeria. Maybe it's just Thursday, and tomorrow will be TGIF? I don't know why today is such a day, but I need to write about it to remember that such days do exist. You really go through ups and downs here. Two days ago, once again was a bad day, and I felt my point of being here was, well, pointless. Then a light bulb went off today, and everything was great. I felt useful! I felt I had made difference! I...Jump to full entry
Jan 11, 2005 - Sh1tholes I Have Seen.....
Nigeria,what a farking sh1thole...... Dirty,polluted,corrupt.Most of the people seem friendly enough apart from the bl00dy coppers.What a bunch of farking corrupt @rseholes.We are on average being stopped 25 times a day by these bunch of pr1cks whose only intention is to try to get money out of us for very ingeniously made up laws we've broken.Laws like "you do not have a Nigerian driving licence",you do not have nigerian licence plates","its illegal to have a right hand drive vehicle" etc etc. We all know the routine now.First their is the...Jump to full entry
Dec 15, 2004 - First entry in Lafia
December 15, 2004 We have arrived in lafia. After 2 plane rides, 13hrs in London, another 2 cabbies in Abuja plus a 2 hrs in a cab we have arrived. We first went to the YMCA and I met Edward. He is nice, but my accommodations are not ready yet. So Hannatu decided that me and Tonia will stay together for the next 3 days at her partner organization. There are many men working at the YMCA, but they all seem uh, nice? What can I say, I only met them for about 10-15 min. (my nfingers hurt as I write this, don't know why. I have to force yself to...Jump to full entry