Blog: sharing

I am stellar at sharing. If it can be shared, I’ll share it. If asked, I really can’t say no. Or maybe I’m good at making sure things can’t be shared. When it’s the last box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, I make sure that no one is coming to visit. Or whatever…..maybe I hide my Tang powder somewhere so it can’t be found….hmmm

Growing up, I thought my sister and I were good at sharing or maybe that’s just because we each had enough to keep busy. Idk. We weren’t good at sharing the middle seat on car trips. We named it “dead man’s land” and anything was fair game there. We could hit or pinch or steal whatever was there. But then when one of us was tired, it was ok to sleep there (which more often was my sister).

Now as an adult, with sharing comes responsibility. If I borrow something and on my watch it breaks, it’s my responsibility to fix it. Well, when one doesn’t have total control of something, one cannot dictate how it is maintained. In borrowing a car from a friend to drive to Moundou, some lug nuts weren’t properly tightened. Which, in turn, ended badly but not as badly as it could have. You can see in the picture below that the lug nut holes are worn. The lugs themselves were worn as well! To the point that when noticed, we only had 10km left. Thankfully we were already in Moundou. Jesus took the wheel on this one!

Thankfully it was an easy fix but it really renforces the need of a vehicle for my new position. We are down to the 11th hour for donations. We are still waiting for all the totals from the different groups that are helping out but I can confidently say we have at least $9,000! Thank you guys! So let’s keep it up! Still praying for God to multiple your donations like loves and fishes to reach $15,000!

You can send in your tax deductible donation to either Quincy SDA Church, PO Box J, Quincy, CA 95971 or Adventist Health International, 11060 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350. Checks should be made out to either organization, just note the donation is for “Bere vehicle.” You can also make donations via paypal at You’re donations go 100% to this project! No percentage is taken off for other things! Get those deductions in!

We rely on you for your generous donations to keep many of our small projects afloat. Please share this with your friends, churches and other groups! We are together!

Smiles and blessings to you all in 2017! #expatlife #chad #tchad #whenintchad #ndj #travel #worktravel #ngo #missions #ong #donatenow

Lug nut damage

Two sisters who just after this phot started fighting over sharing a stick!

Zachary Gately, MPH
Deputy Director
Adventist Health International-Tchad
+235 68920884
+235 91122492

L’Hopital Adventiste de Béré
ATTN: Zachary Gately
52 Boîte Postal
Kelo, Tchad

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