Monthly Archives: January 2012

High Places

“They set up kings, but not by Me; They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them. From their silver and gold They made idols for Themselves – That they might be cut off.” (Hosea 8:4 NKJV)   Long Live … Continue reading

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Fish Monger

About every other week, a fish monger comes to our house with the catches of the day in a box that he carries on his head: Capitaine fish from the Niger River. You pay by the kilo and he guts … Continue reading

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Rice

1. Here at the CURE hospital, we have really good food. It is important that I say that up front. The food is good. The only problem is, there is not a ton of variety. There are a few different … Continue reading

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AIDS Awareness

I got to attend a very interesting conference recently here in Niamey. It was organized by a committee that aims to facilitate dialogue between the Muslim and Christian religious leaders here in Niger. They meet and discuss all kinds of … Continue reading

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Garden

“Household economy Makes family and land An independent state. Never buy at a store What you can grow or find At home – this is the rule Of liberty, also Of neighborhood” – Wendell Berry, from The Farm We decided … Continue reading

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Baby Mahmadou

Our guard’s wife just had a baby! Today we went to see the baby and meet his wife and kids for the first time. The baby’s name is Mahmadou and he is 2 weeks old today. It was nice to … Continue reading

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25 random things

Remember, a couple of years ago when everyone was writing “25 random things” about themselves on their Facebook? Well I recently went back and looked at mine. It’s really funny to see what I had to say about myself back … Continue reading

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My two cents

The good seats. “As he taught, Jesus said, ‘Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the … Continue reading

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Frank

This may seem insignificant, but it is a part of our daily life, so I thought I would share. We have a tiny tenant who has been living with us since we moved into our house. He is a lizard … Continue reading

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Mico-finance

One of the hardest things about living here in Niger is dealing with the poverty. You see signs of it everywhere, and you want to help, but you know that you can’t help everyone. It is especially difficult because people … Continue reading

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