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Allan and Maria Smedes's Blog

Dear Friends and Family: Just an update on what is happening here.  Our time of service in Nigeria is quickly drawing to a close, and this will be our last newsletter home. 

We have been steadily working towards finishing the set up of the bookkeeping and in between Allan and I have worked hard to set up office policies and procedures, job descriptions, evaluations, and various office and staff forms.  We hope to implement these in the remaining time left here...

It has been almost 4 weeks now since we left Grimsby and arrived here in Jos to a very warm and hospitable welcome into the CRC community and into a warm climate.  The Nigerian people are very friendly and appreciate it when you take time to talk with them.

We are living in a 3-bedroom duplex in the SUM-CRC Administrative Compound.  Contrary to expectations, the “Becks” are in the Mountainview Compound, 5 minutes by car away, or a 15 minute walk....