This is how Odette, our old house help used to greet me when I came in from school. Is it now? Are you back? Yes, I am, I have been back in Chad for almost a week now.
I have been living on
the TEAM compound in the middle of town with my parents. Next week I hope to
move into my new flat! I’ll be meeting with my flat mate, Ophelie this afternoon
to discuss moving in furniture and cases. So far things have been going well. I
have spent two afternoons at the centre making soaps and also cloth bags which
is the latest idea. The centre has moved since I was last there, it is now in
the same building as my flat! It has got two rooms, one which is used as a
storage space and office and the other where we all sit on a mat to make things.
At the moment, three other missionaries are working there, Anne, Annie and
Christina. Naomi who set up the centre will be coming back at the end of
November. The centre is only open for two afternoons a week so that the 5 women
who have done the rehabilitation course so far can come and chat and make things.
When Naomi comes we hope to do a second course with different women. I feel
quite at home being back in Chad and have been wondering what I would think of
the past week if I had never been here before. What would I find different?
|Mum and Dad's house on the TEAM compound for the next few months|
|A typical 'yellow' Chadian fruit bowl|
|Our basket of headscarves|
|Material that we're using to make the cloth bags|
I hope this gives you some insight into my first week back in Chad! Before leaving I managed to reach my target of £2,500, selling all my jigsaw pieces. Thank you all for your support and prayers.
|My complete jigsaw puzzle|