Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bob's Thoughts: Nigeria Day 10

Bob recently went to Nigeria. as part of a short term trip with Wycliffe Associates.  You can find out more HERE.  You can read the previous journals here; Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8, Day 9

6/13/11
I walked to the Nigeria Group office from the NBTT compound this afternoon right after lunch. It was almost exactly 10 minutes, so not a bad walk at all. I never thought of it (and you don't really realize it when you look while driving) but although there aren't sidewalks, there are thousands of feet walking along the side of each road daily, and they make a pretty good sidewalk. Really, I think you could take a stroller along most of them. I had this sidewalk most of the way to the office. At the office I met Robyn Crabtree and Pam Gaddis, as well as a couple others who are there. There weren't many people in the office that day; Ian Holman the director was out for the day, so I didn't get to meet him. They confirmed the price estimates I'd gotten for the housing options, and I think they've said that afterhours work shouldn't be too much of a factor. A little later, the Nigerian IT volunteer came in, who is named Sunday. He comes after school; he's in college somewhere. He showed me around the IT office and answered a few questions about what he sees the most of and what considerations they have to deal with. He seemed like quite a sharp guy.

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