Thursday, August 23, 2007
No electricity for 10 months!!!
I've started communicating with James and Sarah Appel, the doctor of the Bere Hospital and his wife. The 60-bed hospital is run by James, the only doctor, and 2 nurses, one being Sarah. There are no paved roads which makes for lots of mud to get stuck in this time of year and no electricity except for running an occasional generator during a surgery. They are looking for a Chadian family for me to live with so that I will learn French quickly and learn more about the culture. I've started the visa process finally! Hopefully it won't take long since I'm just applying for a 1 month tourist visa until I get into the country. Sarah is happily answering all the questions I've been throwing at her. I can hardly wait!