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“Gas”

May 8, 2010

As with all tropical countries there seems to be a collection of lizards.  Here on the hospital compound I have seen several small brown lizards.  I just saw one in our bathroom tonight. There is a bigger lizard, which hangs out in front of the guesthouse that is black and yellow.

Every time I see one of these lizards I can’t help but think of Noah.  He has two small toy lizards.  The first toy lizard I found in the parking lot at Costco and Noah loved that little green lizard. He decided to name the lizard “Gas”.  Why “Gas” who knows?  He just got a second toy lizard, which is brown and called “Big Gas”. So here are some pictures of the lizards that remind me of Noah.

 The other local wildlife here on the compound include a monkey.  The monkey is not so friendly, even when I tried to bribe her with peanuts.  There is a baby pet deer, which plays with the dogs.  All of these belong to one of the missionary families.  They also have a Civet, which looks like a weasel with leopard markings.  Other wildlife sightings have included Aaron almost stepping on a bullfrog.  I spotted a 3 inch or so millipede yesterday.  This morning near the hospital the staff killed a Green Moomba snake.  So as a rule, always walk with a flashlight in the dark and look where you put your feet.

It is mango season here.  There are mangos hanging off several trees.  We have has some of the sweetest mangos.  We even had a mango pie, which was one of the best pies ever.  The downside to all these mangos is that there are so many they can’t all be picked and are rotting on the ground, which can be a little stinky.

I (Ginnie) have really enjoyed interacting with the Togolese.  They seem like such grateful people.  I have been fascinated by their colorful clothing and interesting hairstyles.  The new style here, is wrapping small braids in wire, which can look rather interesting. 

 Tomorrow, I am going to a local waterfall and then in the afternoon Aaron and I are going into town with our missionary friends to the market.  I am looking forward to seeing some of the local sites.  Thank you for all your prayers.  It has been very busy for Aaron in the hospital with some very sick patients.  We pray that the patients during their stay in hospital hear and respond to the Gospel for spiritual healing.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve Eisinger permalink
    May 8, 2010 5:14 pm

    Hey, was the Green Moomba a Momba? My son, Joseph, tell me that mombas are poisonous. Continue to pray for you!
    Steve Eisinger

    • Aaron permalink*
      May 9, 2010 5:55 pm

      Ha, ha so true…it was a momba—the poisonous kind. A little scary that is was hanging out in the tree by the hospital walkway!

      Thanks for catching that and praying for us! Aaron & Ginnie

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