Friday, May 8, 2009


Not being huge fans of needles, we were less than thrilled to learn that we needed several immunizations before traveling to West Africa. The Center for Disease Control has a lot of information to offer about diseases and recommended vaccinations and it was all a bit overwhelming. Where should we start? Where could we go to get the right shots and medications for our trip without paying too much? Before we even got started hunting for a good clinic or doctor, Lola had a special encounter while traveling for work. Riding in a taxi cab to the airport, Lola struck up a conversation with the driver. Lola and the driver quickly discovered their Nigerian connection -- he was originally from Nigeria and had family there. He told her all about his experience with vaccinations and travel and recommended a local clinic. He even gave Lola a specific doctor's name and contact information! What an awesome lead!

We're still in the process of getting our series of required shots and, while it's not fun, it's totally worth it. We can't wait to get to Nigeria.


  1. Hey Ladies! I love how God works! Always putting people in the write place at the right time. I am so excited for your journey to reconnect with your father! It was such an inspirational story when Lola shared it with me a couple of years ago and I'm delighted that your dreams are comming true. Keep me posted on your financial situation. Love, JOY and p e a c e. Leanora

  2. Hey Lay! Thanks for the well wishes and deciding to come along with us on our journey! It has been very exciting up until now and i am sure it will get even more exciting has we see God's hand move over the next couple of weeks and months. Our prayer is to raise between 4,000 and 6,000 by July 31st. Our 30th Birthday. We will use this money to purchase our plane tickets to travel in Demcember. Please keep praying that the Lord would move on the hearts of our many friends and family members to support our efforts. The support has been great thus far! We raised about 1,200 dollars so far!