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!


  1. Sarah I'm the Webmaster of James and Sarah's Blog. I've added a link to your blog on the Béré site. Might I suggest that you add a counter to your blog. Go to to set up an account. Then you add the supplied code to your templete.

    I was a short term missionay to Bere about 2 years ago.

    You will have the time of your life while in Bere.


  2. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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