Monday, December 31, 2007

What about Nigerien Education?

I've introduced you to Sahel Academy which is a school for the children of missionaries who work in Niger and surrounding countries. What about Nigerien children? What is school like for them? I found this video on YouTube which has some great pictures of schools and statistics about education in Niger. I think it might have been created by someone in the Peace Corps. The neat thing about SIM is that they also recognize a great need within the Nigerien educational system. They are currently working to establish Christian schools and train Christian teachers in order to provide Nigerien children with a quality education that will not only give them a good start in life but also give them an opportunity to know Jesus.

Sahel Academy

This is where I'm headed in a year or so!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas on the Road

Christmas was a little bit different this year. I spent Christmas Day on the road with my Mom and Dad travelling from Toronto down to Charlotte. When I heard this was what we were going to be doing, I wondered if we would even find any places along the way to eat. No need to worry. If you ever find yourself travelling on Christmas Day. You will find the roads relatively empty and you might even find a McDonalds or two open along the way. I guess for us Christmas Dinner must have been the slice of semi-warm Sbarro pizza we ate at a rest stop along the way. Nope, don't really want to hear about your delicious turkey dinners. :)

When we got to Rock Hill, we went by a house that Kent had suggested we look at because of it's decorations. My Mom pulled into the neighbor's driveway and lingered a little bit to look at the display of lights. Next thing you know, there was a police car pulling in behind us. We decided it was time to move on quickly. Well, what do you know this police car pulled in behind us and followed us down the road where it was joined by another car. At this point, we were all wondering whether it was illegal to gaze at Christmas lights. Well, our police escort followed us all the way to Emorywood, our street, and then left us to pursue faster and more dangerous criminals.
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