Thursday, May 28, 2009

Update from Cameroon

After her email from Brussel's Belgium, about 'bathrooms', Shannon had a 7 hour flight to Cameroon, Africa. She was so exhausted and has only now sent an update. Nothing about bathrooms at this time, but she writes:


"It was a hot four hour drive from Yaounde (located in the mountains) to the coastal city of Limbe. We have a lovely hotel room along the beach and we will be staying here when we are not in the jungle working. The "paved" road between the two cities allowed George to get us here fairly rapidly; he is an excellent driver. The roads in Duala (an industrial interior city) gave a new meaning to the word "pothole" and although cameroonians do use their blinkers and horns profusely, other driving rules are ignored. These include: no passing when there is oncoming traffic, use only your lane, do not drive on the sidewalk, yield to vehicles already in the lane (and pedestrians for that matter) and stop at stop signs. Along the way, we purchased watermelons and pineapple from roadside vendors. There was also 3 monkeys, a small antelope, a porcupine and a type of civet cat for sale as well. We decided to pass on those items, but I would still like to get some mangoes, sugarcane and coconut later.

Love you,

Shannon"


While Shannon is working in the jungle, she has a driver (I think the reasons are obvious as to why) and a 'shooter'. I asked when she first was telling me about this, was the shooter for the wild animals that may attack? No, they are for the bandits! I am still asking for prayer, please!




"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not approach you."

Psalm 91:1-7

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh my....bandits?!?! I was thinking what a lovely update - it always sounded like a grand adventure...but you totally lost me on the bandits (and the shooters, too!!) Does sound like you could get some awesome souvenirs, though!!

So glad she was able to send an update - yeah for technology!!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my, yes, you may indeed have my prayers for safety for your dear Shannon. Praying she is safely resting under His wings. Thank you for your visits and sweet comments.

Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Eek, a "shooter"? I'll be sure to keep her in my prayers. It sounds like she'll be feasting on fruit, which will be so healthful for her.

Love,

Marqueta

p.s. We munch the whole pine cone bud, kind of like corn on the cob. Looking closer, I think the FEMALE buds are the tastier ones (They're tiny balls.):).

Sharon said...

Lady Farmer,

I will most certainly be keeping Shannon in prayer for safety and protection.

We just looked at these verses yesterday at our ladies Bible Study:

Psalm 61:1-3 Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I cry to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the Rock higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower before the enemy.

God is indeed faithful to protect and look out for His children :) No fear only faith.

Have a blessed day Lady Farmer :)

Simply Heart And Home said...

Shannon must be so excited. What an adventure! I will say a prayer for her safety.

You are one of this month's winners of my Country Heart Giveaway. You won the lovely fairy note cards! Please send an email with your name and mailing address asap if you can. I can sent the fairies your way. :)

Blessings,

Gina

Miss Jen said...

Oh my....What an adventure!!!
Praying your precious daughter is safe and
the Lord be with her, guide her....in each step she takes for His glory!!! :)

Many Blessings~ Jen

Sharon said...

I will pray for her safety. God is in control.

Hugs, Sharon

Technonana said...

Oh My Sweet Friend, I hear your mother's heart beating as you write this post!! It's so hard to be so far away from our children even if they are all 'grown up'!!
I will be praying that God will keep Shannon safe and give you peace while she is away in a world that is so unlike, but again very much like, our own.
In Him,
Sharon

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

What an adventure! I hope she is taking lots of pictures. :)

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

What an exciting adventure, yes we will continue to pray for safety for all of them. As well as you and your husband.
Please continue to keep us informed.
Blessings,
Sue