I am typing on horrible computer. \please excuse typos…
Today, was our first full day in Nigeria. We ate a semi-American breakfast at the hotel (very nice place to stay). Then, we hired a car and driver (about $10/hour)to take us to Pastor Ani. The roads are horribly crowded and some have potholes 4 feet wide and 1 ft deep.
At one point, it took us 30min to travel .25mile. (a dirt road with no traffic).
We toured his church property, where we will hold services tomorrow, and his home. Then, we traveled back to our hotel and ate dinner a restaurant similar to Taco Cabana. A chain of some sort. The food was native Nigerian. The food is VERY different from home. Chicken and rice can be a lot different. We had Malta to drink. It is a non alcoholic malted barley drink. Whew! Strong.
Tomorrow will be our first service and we are looking forward to it. Everyone has been so nice. Even the police officer that was standing on the side of the road and asked us for money. He waved us to the side and asked me for cash. I looked at the driver and he said,’he wants money’. I said,’why?’ The driver said, ‘just give him some money.’ I reached in and gave him about $10. The officer smiled, said thank you, and acted like we were old buds.
Thanks for praying for us!
Here is a clip we shot today:
Posted on October 12, 2011, in General and tagged church, lagos, nigeria, pastor. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
WOW!!! I am nervous with the close proximity of the pedestrians and the ditch that looks very deep! Keeping you all in prayer!!! Thanks for the update!!
Whoa. Praying for you my friend.
Give me some money…….
Praying for you all..wow the thing w/ the police sounds so crazy its like something you see in a movie…wow!!
That’s not ditch… If it’s like Kenya & Uganda, that sewage… Didn’t realize Nigeria wasn’t a British colony… They drive on the right instead of the left… Great to see you made it safe and enjoying the local culture… food, traffic & police extortion… It’s definitely a mission trip… Will be praying for your services…
They have been independent for about 50 years. Everything is in English. They drive on same side of road as us. Actually I should say they SHOULD drive on same side. They often drift to all sides of road and even go in wrong direction.