Skip to main content

Creation

Creation has been cancelled!!!
This is in blue because I'm so blue, I don't know what to do!
Mostly I feel bad for Suzanne. She has looked forward to this for a long time. Our tickets will be honored next year and we'll be home during that time for the DeValve's 50th anniversary and to get Daniel settled, so maybe, just maybe, we can go next year then John could go too. We'll try to make a decision when we're in CT or else we need to try to get a refund or sell our tickets.
These pictures show the rain in our back yard. That is the reason Creation was cancelled. There is no way anybody could camp out if the ground is this wet at the Agape Farm. I don't believe I've ever seen this much rain here (not that I've had many summers here!) This reminds me of the Jos Plateau in August.
Make sure you read Suzanne's blog at www.xanga.com/barefoot_bushkid. I'm so proud of her attitude and Daniel's too (He was supposed to go to King's Island Amusement Park, but missed the bus. His roommate wasn't going, so he didn't know Daniel had overslept.)

Comments

mymeanderings said…
I have been thinking about you and Suzanne all week! I didn't know you would be back next year in time! I hope you decide to go!
Anonymous said…
Hi Nancy,
Thanks for the comments you left me. I'm confused about something. Do you still have a page called terahannatu? Anyways, I enjoy reading your blog, though never knew how to leave a comment. The pictures are a nice touch. I'm sorry Creation didn't work out for you and Suzanne and that Daniel missed his bus. Apparently he is still a good sleeper. :) God bless as you and your family finish up your furlough in the States. :)
Daisy

Popular posts from this blog

Practice Hospitality

My mother-in-law, Jean, is an amazing person with many gifts.  One of the first things I noticed about her when I was but a young bride, was her gift of hospitality.  It was nothing for her to invite a large group of people over, make each one feel welcome, cook a big meal,and seemingly do it without stressing herself out.  I don't know if hospitality just came naturally to her or if she learned it.  In this picture you can see Jean throwing a party for a class she taught in Nigeria.  




I believe that for me it has been a learned skill.  My parents were hospitable and it wasn't unusual for us to have guests over (though usually not as many at a time as my mother-in-law would do!).  But when I started living on my own, I had to learn hospitality.  The first time I invited somebody over for a meal, the lid got stuck on the pot of vegetables, I put too much salt or soda or something in the muffins, and I forgot to serve milk and sugar with the hot drinks.  I've gotten much bett…

2016 in Review

Let's take a look at the year 2016.

January's big events were the dedication of the Tamajaq New Testament, our annual Spiritual Life Conference, helping friends find a house, a trip to visit missionaries in the bush, attended a big wedding, and celebrated John's birthday. It was a pretty busy month.  My January picture is from our trip to the bush and shows baobab trees.  



February was a little less crazy.  John started taking moolo lessons.  February is the time of year when the fresh fruits and veggies are in season so I did a lot of work to freeze veggies for the hot months ahead.  This picture isn't terribly exciting, but a year after the church burnings this church we helped plant back in 1989 finally had a new ceiling and a fresh coat of paint.



In March we attended another big wedding, froze more veggies, celebrated Easter, and visited a church in another town.  John and I have visited a lot of churches in the past three years as he has done research for his doctora…

Meat Roll-ups

Tonight I made meat roll-ups.  And I got to use some ingredients that made food prep much easier than normal!  I did make two batches of rolls so that John could have a lactose-free meal.

The first thing to do is to brown some hamburger.  With the main batch I stirred a tin of mushroom soup into the browned meat.  For John's batch, I stirred in flour, some almond milk, and seasonings just enough to moisten it, but not to make it really runny.  In Niger, I would make it the second way since we don't have tinned soup.

Next I made a batch of biscuit dough using Bisquick.  Of course, in Niger, I have to make the biscuit dough from scratch.  I mixed it up with the almond milk.  Once the dough is rolled out in a strip, spread the meat mixture on it.  Roll it up like you would cinnamon rolls and cut into slices.  Lay the slices on a cookie sheet and cook in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes.



While they're baking, I browned fresh mushrooms in butter (in Niger I would use tinned mushroo…