The Born's in Cameroon
|Posted by borns on June 23, 2009 at 4:10 PM||comments (1088)|
Just enjoying a nice quiet evening with the family and 2 volunteers. Katie (from RFIS a school in the capital of Yaounde) and Joy (a missionary kid who is back from the States on a visit) are here in Bamenda to help out at the orphanage. We are blessed with the help that they have given. They have been painting the ceilings in the second block building that will hold the office, library/storage, a lounge and 2 more dorms. Praise the Lord we have been so blessed to have a lot of help with all ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by borns on May 30, 2009 at 3:50 AM||comments (1322)|
Well we are down to 3 puppies to sell (although 2 more are still with us until the new owners can build big pens for them). We were REALLY blessed to find someone who helped save the life of one of our female shepherd puppies. She came back from Yaounde really sick, where she was for 3 weeks while someone tried to sell her for us. After losing 2 puppies to a viralent puppy virus already...Sue and I were pretty distressed. But, it turned out to be something that fleas carry here in Africa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by borns on May 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM||comments (6831)|
Okay.... so it has been forever since we have put anything on this website...SORRY!!
Our puppy saga began back in January when we wanted to breed our German Shephard. Our other female (also in heat) also managed to get pregnant....the end result....a couple of months later is 2 litters of 7 puppies each. Look at the pics! I (Sara) was the only one to stay up and witness the event. It was a long, but amazing night. We were only aware of the first litter as the German Shepherd...Read Full Post »
|Posted by borns on February 4, 2009 at 6:49 AM||comments (775)|
Sorry to be so long in updating everyone on the happenings of the Born family. Ever since Tim has been back from his trip to the States we have been going full force in getting a car wash business up and running. The profits will go towards helping with the monthly costs of running the orphanage (like rent, utilities, staff salaries)... every little bit of that covered in country helps. Opening a business (legally and without brides) was much more involved than we thought and required MANY lo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by borns on December 27, 2008 at 9:19 AM||comments (1137)|
Happy, Happy (Cameroonian for Merry Christmas) to everyone!!
We had a great day on Christmas. We started with our traditional Bible reading from the book of Luke, opened some small gifts (most of the ones from our ECCC family were opened early.... sorry but I couldn't wait!). thanks to everyone who richly blessed us with those gifts!
We had a nice roast chicken meal and relaxed... ahhhhh. That was really nice. We then met over at some friends house for ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by borns on December 10, 2008 at 12:46 PM||comments (1855)|
|Posted by borns on December 2, 2008 at 11:17 AM||comments (872)|
I am home in Cameroon. Though I really enjoyed visiting everyone it is great to be home. I had a great time in the States and had the chance to visit family and friends. It was great to meet all the new friends too and I look forward to getting to know you all better.
Praise God we raised enough money to get started on the orphanage. So we are finishing getting all the legal stuff done to secure the building. Then we will be starting to work on t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by borns on October 23, 2008 at 3:15 PM||comments (4061)|
We have a lot of cats. They are great! They have provided hours of entertainment when nothing else was available, loved us unconditionally (most of the time), kept our houses rat, lizard and roach free, but.... there are times....
We had one of those times about 2 nights ago. We found a way for our cats to venture in and out of the house themselves so that we don't have to let them in and out all the time. Most of the time this is great, but.... Read Full Post »
|Posted by borns on October 8, 2008 at 5:08 PM||comments (915)|
Hi from Cameroon. Suz and I have been holding down the fort here in Cameroon. Wanted to give a quick update on what's been happening. We just got our electricity back 3 days ago. We had a major transformer "blow up" (it's hard to tell whether it was just for the Bamenda area or the whole North West - it depends on who you talk to). We had to "share" power with another large area for about 2 weeks and spent a great deal of time without. Suz and I made a fun time of it by playing games/car...Read Full Post »