Technically I’m sitting at the airport and we board plane in an hour and half. However, I finally have Internet to post yesterday’s blog. We are in a lounge watching Aljezeera TV and they are showing the actual video of qaddafi’s body. Nasty.
Here is what happened yesterday…
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Today, everything changed. We left Lagos at 8am and flew to Enugu. From there we traveled 2 hours to our next hotel. It was a totally different level of hotel. It’s a bit rougher. We are at the best hotel in the town a “resort”. It’s $65 a night.
After we put our bags down and had lunch we headed to our first village. It was a one hour drive into the woods. The land is jungle-type rolling hills. We drove through several villages. People walking everywhere. We drove up to a small mud church building probably 50′ by 20′. Inside was PACKED, every square inch with people. They were singing loud and dancing as much as they could in the tight space. They had been waiting in the building for 4 hours for us to get there. Some people had walked up to 12 miles to get there. It was such a culture shock, it was difficult to know what to say. They were so inquisitive. After it was over we took a group pic. Tomorrow we will go to several villages and baptize in the river. I’m not getting in the water. I will be supporting from the side!! Amen!
I hope to have a video update tomorrow.
This morning we got up 7am (1am TX time) ate a quick breakfast at the hotel and headed for the church. It is about 20 miles to the church however, it takes about an hour to get there in traffic. If there were absolutely no traffic it would take about 30+ because the roads are so bad. In ‘bad’ traffic it takes over 2 hours to get there.
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.