February 11th was the Cameroonian Youth Day, with much hoolabaloo - i.e. cleaning the place, marching band practice and then the public invited to view the kids’ performance. As you can imagine, this time of the year is pretty dry around here, so at the outcome of these festivities we had a virtual dust storm around here, but it was fun none-the-less, with lots of hilarity and beer and palm wine drinking. I, as a missionary, abstained - though not for any lofty reasons you`d think , but I was just plain scared, based on previous experience, to share the favorite drinks.
We’ve entered Lent. They ,at SAC, do the Stations of the Cross at 5:30 AM and I`m getting up twice a week to these liturgical events in hope that it will shorten my time in purgatory. I`m still praying 3 times a week with the Holy Union Sisters, my neighbors. Lets pray it works for my salvation. Otherwise I`m OK. I believe I shall continue to be fine, still underweight though. Jean-Baptiste went to London to study international business management and I`m having a new housekeeper, He also works at SAMS as a part-time computer science teacher. He wants to be a veterinarian- interesting. I think it all shall work out OK.