Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Another Village to Visit

Before Alexander got his job at Firestone he built a mud house near the airport.  It took him 10 months. Now Abegail's oldest sister and her family live their with their two children.
The Davis' are very proud of this house. Alice kept saying to me "You like my house?  You like my village?"
The Davis' know a lot of people in this community and we met several people. Abegail has been great about meeting what seems to be dozens of people she doesn't know or doesn't remember. Every one has heard of her. 
We took a walk just up the road and saw where they go to church. 
We also met more neighbors and a great Aunt
Yes this is the first overweight person I've seen here. She is lovely it's just an observation. 
Then we had time to take some great photos. 
Abegail's sister Belinda with daughter Glori who just happened to get a new doll from Abegail. 
And Annie's clothes are already hanging out to dry. 
After a great day we head home.  Everyone is very concerned we leave before dark because the road from Harbel to where we are staying is dark and dangerous.  
So when our car broke down it sent shivers up my spine.  Our driver, Fallah, has been unbelievable and I don't think their is a more grateful man in the country. 
He eats one meal a day and that book in his hand...it's the bible. He reads it whenever we stop and he has to wait for us.  This morning he prayed before we headed out.  And his prayers worked. Because soon after our car came to a stop at dusk a man named Marcus pulled over to help.  Turns out Marcus is from Minneapolis and was here to bring his daughters back to the US.  He gave us a ride the rest of the way and assured us Fallah would be fine and had an easy fix to get going again. So God willing we will be in Fallaha safe hands again tomorrow.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

What an adventure you are having! You will be the center of attention at the Oklahoma reunion with all you have seen and experienced. Continue to be very diligent about the hand washing etc and your driver seems like a real gem! You both must be exhausted but all the pictures look like you are having a great time and that is wonderful! (Sue, I would have offered to shuck corn too, but cutting the legs off moving fish - uh uh!)

Scott Richardson said...

Wow...that's a great story! And I love the house!!! Abegail must feel like a real rockstar!