Monday, September 9, 2013


When asked what his favorite part of living in Chad was, Nehemiah Broten answered, "Getting packages!" And though getting packages isn't my absolute favorite thing about living in Chad, when I got one this week I felt pretty good. God knows just when I needed it, too -- the night before I'd been sick and needed a lift of spirits. The package helped. Thanks, Lauren and Rachel! 

In the package was some shampoo, letters, movies, and gum. The package was damp and moist when I got it, so I thought the shampoo had cracked (like mine did in my suitcase on the way here). But the gum had melted. I'm pretty sure that gum is not supposed to melt. The Brotens box that they got in the mail was also soaked from gummy bears melting. Only in Chad, only in Chad. But I'm glad I have the shampoo -- I'll have clean hair. :) 

Here's a picture of me with the package in my new dress (that I bargained for in the market -- that's another story) and my attractive farmer's tan. 

I know it's been awhile since I last posted and that I haven't been on the online world much lately. The electricity has been out the past three weeks. I can charge my computer through solar power, but it's not really reliable and we take turns charging certain times a day. I have lots of ideas for blog posts, but for now (until the electricity comes back on) don't expect them to be consistent. Same thing with Facebook. I'm giving up on Facebook for the time being until the internet gets better or the electricity comes back on (when the power is on I can just leave it charged and read or do something else while Facebook loads). But I've lost so many messages I've written countless times that it's frustrating. Just email me. I've started to write letters to some of my friends -- so when I have no computer battery or the internet is out I still feel like I'm closer to them. I loved reading your letters, Lauren and Rachel, and I'm replying to them even if I can't give them to you until I get back to the States. 


  1. aww. you are adorable. and I adore the dress!

  2. I emailed you *hint hint*

    And I love the dress!! :)

  3. aww. It's so good to hear an update from you. :)


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