A day in Jos and shopping
Trip Start Feb 01, 2010
18Trip End Feb 19, 2010
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We then visited Mashaih, which was started by a woman who lives on the same compound as the LCMS and LBT families. She used to be ELCA, married a Nigerian man and now has ties to LCCN (Lutheran Church of Christ). This is a ministry to HIV Aids women and their families. The women are taught how to sew and work on crafts to be sold at their store. They also provide them with shelter, devotions and Christian teaching and have a school for their kids. I did some shopping for gifts for people at home at their shop, the “Women of Hope Shop”. It is a very good cause to help and their things were nice. To get to the shop, we walked through the sewing room, filled with old Singer sewing machines, with several women working at them.
After this, we went back to check on P and get ready to go to lunch. (P decided to stay at the GH and rest.) We went back to the Lutheran compound to meet with an LCMS missionary couple (one of only two here currently--Rasch) for lunch, David & Joyce Erber. They took us out to lunch at the Hill Station Restaurant. We talked of what it’s like to try to do mission work in today’s Nigeria and what the pitfalls are of US people donating to Nigerian churches. (More on this when there’s room.)
We returned briefly to the compound and then back to the GH. We decided to walk down to a Chinese restaurant about a quarter mile away to order take-out for later—which we picked up just before curfew and ate in our rooms. Then we passed the evening playing cards again.