We will be leaving for the camps on Friday morning. It is a five hour drive to get there. Will stay until Monday when we will return to Kigoma for a couple of days then go on to another closer camp for a couple of days. The government is limiting the time we can spend with the refugees. We were able to get it extended a bit by a gentleman who lives here in Kigoma and must have a little pull. It did cost us about 10,000 shillings to get the extra permission though. I have been very comfortable up to now, but expect things to change for the next four or five days. The weather in Kigoma is a bit cooler than it was in Dar es Salaam. Yesterday evening at about 7 PM it was only 85 degrees inside the house.
Many of Msoshi and Rebeka's relatives have found their way to Kigoma to see them. I do not know how. I think it is a mystery.
All day and until I fall asleep at night I hear people talking. You can hear them down on the road in front of the house. It is actually about as far as Vista is from our house. There is constant talk and people walking. I also hear people in the surrounding area behind the bushes that surround the house. It is very interesting how the voices travel.
We are going to a church service this afternoon. It is in one of the African Churches and they have planned some type of welcome for us. In the evening we will go to another prayer meeting service that is primarily English speaking people. Mainly the Missionaries from around the area.
I am praying that my Malaria pills really do work because I am providing a feast for the bugs here.
Please tell Darla that I do not have her e-mail in my address book and that if she mails me at the verizon address I can include her in my letters.
Trish or Gina, if you want to post this for me on my webspace that would be fine, that way people will know what is happening. I have a few readers who do not read you who will want to know what is happening.
Gina, thanks for the commentary and fixing my post for me.
Love to everyone,
Ev, Evy, Mom, Gramma, etc