In about three months, a family friend, Corrin, and her husband Cliff, will be moving to Yola, Nigeria for three years. Corrin has a huge heart for people and shows this love tangibly through many means whether it be visiting her friends, writing letters or giving gifts...she loves people well and I know will exude this same love to those she and Cliff get to know in Nigeria.
Recently, she drew my attention to a blog she has begun to chronicle this upcoming new beginning in their lives. May I encourage you to visit Tales of LIFE In Nigeria. It’s one of those blogs that through its very purpose transcends the every day and opens you up to a whole world that is out there…that which is not North America, the Middle East or Europe. It’s Africa…the second largest continent on earth yet seemingly the least regarded.
A few interesting tidbits from the blog:
- Unicef recently placed Nigeria as #2 on the Maternal Mortality Ratio, one placement below India.
- Nigeria is the fifth largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States.
- Today Nigeria celebrates 10 years of democracy.