Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Writing from Nigeria at last!

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry it has been so long. I was able to email a few days ago, but was having trouble accessing the web page. Now, thank God, it looks as if I'm going to be able to write to you.
Well, I've been in Nigeria for one week now, and it has been quite a week. My first few days were marked by being tired and unsure of my new environment. Culture shock means a lot of things. I found myself being completely overwhelmed by even the most benign things... like going to Mass. Now I'm doing much better. I'm starting to get involved at the school, and I'm making friends. I'm able to hear myself think again, and I'm sure my blood pressure is back down to a normal rate. Thankfully, the people here have been very understanding and willing to listen to my questions and make me as comfortable as possible.
I miss you all!
ps. I should be able to write to you about once a week now, barring any problems with internet service on my end. Pictures may not be possible, but we'll see!
God Bless You!


At October 12, 2004 at 5:51 PM, Blogger Julie D. said...

I can't even imagine how extreme the culture shock must be but I'm glad to hear you're adjusting so quickly. I look forward to those weekly updates!

At October 12, 2004 at 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah!!!! How wonderful to hear from you. I imagine you were exhausted. You traveled for almost 48 hours! Cannot wait to hear from you weekly and we'll be asking for the intercession of ...who IS the patron saint of the internet?? hmmm, well, I am amazed by the stories of hospitality that you have shared in the past and I know you'll have some good ones for us in the future.
We all miss you.

At October 13, 2004 at 5:41 PM, Blogger Julie D. said...

Patron saint of the Internet? St. Isidore of Seville!

BTW Rita, St. Veronica's memorial day is July 12. Is that your bday?

At October 13, 2004 at 8:49 PM, Blogger Penny said...

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At October 13, 2004 at 10:34 PM, Blogger Penny said...

Hi Angela - what a wonderful site. This is just awesome. I too can't imagine how extreme the culture shock must have been for you. Remember to call of St. Teresa, The Little Flower (patron saint of missionairies) for strength and guidance. Also, the patron saint of the internet is Isidore of Seville. Can't wait for the weekly updates and more picutures.

At October 13, 2004 at 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Angela:
Great to hear from you...wonderful blog. I hear they put you right to work teaching..keeps the mind busy..that is good. I don't type very well...been known to choke a spellchecker or two.
Hang in there my friend....lotsa prayers coming your way.
larry and rhea


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