Monday, February 23, 2009

We aint in Kansas no more Dorothy.....Heck were not even in the USA

We made it to Niger after way too many hours on a plane. There is nothing like going from a cool 50 degrees to high 90's with a side of jet lag. I am pleased to say all our luggage arrived on the same plane as us. We have done this trip a few times and sometimes the luggage just doesn't make it at the same time. We were happily greeted by several locals. After a days rest we decided to test the Internet out and see how Skype would do. One of our wodaabe friends was over so we thought we might make his head spin by letting him do a video chat with some friends back in the states that had been out here before. So the Wodaabe are bush people through and through. I still don't think he understands what he was doing on skype and how it worked. He kept asking where in Niamey were they. He didn't understand that they were in the USA.
So here is Mr Jado talking on Skype with our friends in the states.
We may not be in Kansas but I don't need ruby red slippers to send me home. If Dorothy only had Skype!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Financial Support Information

Hey All!

One of our supporters asked if I would post this info up here for people who might want to send us some money from time to time. Currently, you can do one of two things...

You can write a check out to us personally and send it to this address where someone will deposit it into our account for us:
5249 Creekside Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
Or, if you are desiring a tax deduction, you may send it through our church. However, you cannot write our names on the check...if you do, you will not get a tax deduction and it would have been better to have just written it out to us in the first place. Instead, attatch a separate note saying that the money is for us, and they will get it where it needs to go.
Arcata First Baptist Church
1700 Union Street
Arcata, CA 95521
And a huge "Thank You" to everyone who has supported us thus far! We can't do this without you...seriously.