Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sleepless in Niamey

Well we have physically made it back to Niger but I am afraid that my body still thinks its in Canada. I am having a hard time getting to sleep at night and getting up in the morning, but that could be the result of missing two nights sleep on the way here. We are extremely grateful for all of you that were praying for our travels, we were blessed to arrive with all of our bags (including all 40 books for Dave's thesis).

Our internet hasn't been working for the last three days, we finally had it on two days ago but it only lasted for about an hour hopefully it will last a little longer this time. Along with the internet we have had a few other minor obstacles and set backs. I was pulled over by the police to have my papers checked the very first time I drove anywhere, thankfully everything was in order. Dave has already had his first accident (luckily no one was hurt & no damage was done when a motorcycle hit him). We haven't had a phone because the line that comes into the house where we are staying hasn't been working (which is why the internet wasn't working) and we haven't been able to get our cell phones unlocked yet. Oh well, I guess that all just goes with life here.

As with all of life, things in Niger seem very much the same and yet different at the same time. Please pray for us as we reconnect with our friends here, especially that the Spirit would grant us the right words at the right moment. Today we were asked why it was that Christians were responsible for caring so much for those in need, unfortunately lack of sleep got the better of us and we probably didn't give the best response to the statement.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Niger rolled out the welcome mat for you - an accident already! Yikes! Glad no one was hurt!