We have recently begun some new projects in Tahoua, a city a bit north of where we have built and partnered in the past. Between meetings and school visits, Kara and Char had some time to explore. Check out these fun photos!
Art is not a traditional subject in Nigerien classrooms. But, when Kara is in Niger, it is an important part of interacting with the students. Students in the sponsor program create cards for sponsors, usually using materials that our donors have provided. The experience is quite new to some students. […]
What do students of the schools we support do after they graduate? Where do they work? How does a quality education impact their lives? Statistics tell us that a quality education equals an improved quality of life for people in developing countries. This is particularly true for women. According to […]
We were greeted at the airport by Jeremy Beebout when we arrived on Sunday. Jeremy and his wife are missionaries with the Reformed Church in America. Jeremy works in the area of development, which includes setting up medical clinics. Susan works as a medical doctor at one of the clinics […]
For us, in the US, a worship service on Sunday morning seems long if it goes over an hour. However, Nigerien Christians expect to be in worship for two hours or longer every Sunday morning. Besides the length of the service, another impressive aspect to me is that everyone in […]
We experienced another beautiful day here in Niger! Occasionally, someone will comment to me that they have read about the very cold weather we have at this time. I remind them that we also experience snow and ice and he or she will say they can’t imagine it. This morning, […]
Before I left, a frequent question that came up was, “What will you do in Niger?” I answered it as best I could knowing our high level objectives. I remember asking it when my mother was on her two trips to Niger, as well as the trip my niece Emily […]
We spent the morning at church! There was a lot of singing and dancing! — Kara and Cathy