The phones begin to ring, again, finally. Since last night around 10pm there has been no one who could reach us. We received several emails from people letting us know they were trying to get through to us. “Cent sept, 107!” First in French; then again in English.“Here, we are here.” “Telephone.” News from the […]
Category: i-ACT 4: Jan 19 – 28, 2008
Gabriel, Katie-Jay, Joshua and Jeremiah are still in the capital. They were in the hotel while the rebels were attacking the presidential palace and the hotel was caught in the cross fire. They are now evacuated to the French military base. Amidst the chaos they’ve been uploading blog posts and videos. Watch them here »
Evacuated by the French
The Team is Evacuated.
Gabriel, Katie-Jay and team have now been evacuated from the hotel in N’djamena to a French base! Stay tuned from more updates. More pictures can be found on our flickr site.
Out of the hotel!
We have been evacuated from the hotel. French military came in a convoy of approximately ten armed personnel carriers to evacuate all foreigners from our home for the last five days. Yesterday and today were packed with a little too much excitement. It started with hearing fighting to being in the middle of fighting and […]
Smiling in the kitchen.
There are now many children here in the kitchen area. This morning, local Chadian women came to the hotel with their kids. They are beautiful, happy kids. They are patient! They eat whatever the hotel staff brings them, and they receive it with a smile. My wife, Zahara, tells me that my little Gabo started […]
The world continues
Small arms continue to fill the air with sounds of battle. Every so often we can hear a helicopter and then their guns firing upon the rebels who have now taken almost the entire city. The electrician here in the hotel has rigged up a TV in the kitchen for us to watch. A local […]
Thanks for the support
The team on the ground in Chad and their families in United States really appreciate all the support you’ve shown us. On behalf of everyone, thank you for staying in touch and offering your help to bring Gabriel, Katie-Jay, Joshua and Jeremiah home. More furious fighting has just broken out, and it’s not certain that […]
A bullet came through the door to the dining room and hit high in a wall. I have no idea where it came from, since we have the river in front of us. We again moved in to the kitchen area. Yesterday it was mostly foreigners gathered here in kitchen; now it’s mostly Chadians with […]
Just in, pictures from Gabriel and Team from their hotel in N’djamena as they await evacuation. More pictures can be found on our flickr site.
We have often characterized our friends in the camps as resilient. I see now, that this is a characteristic of many Chadians as well. I am in the kitchen using the light since the dining room/sleeping quarters for those who have not been evacuated is too dark for my senses. From this, I can already […]