New Friend

So this year, we have had a couple of very prolific cats on our compound. After the first couple batches of calico-ish balls of fluff, I have finally caught one. His name is Cap, short for Cappuccino. On the first night, he actually curled right up and slept by my pillow. Let’s hope he says as cute and playful.

Zachary Gately
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Blog: Zach is Stuck In ‘merica

By this point I should be enjoying pizza dans Le Côté Jardin in NDjamena before a long dusty trip in the morning. Instead, I’m drinking coffee in a little mountain town with my sister enjoying free wifi. Plans never go the way they are laid out but in this case it is going to work out very well for me. Because of my extended holiday, I will be able to attend a conference for Adventist Health International next week! This will be great to meet other people who are working in similar capacity and have had met similar challenges that I have encountered.

In the mean time, I am enjoying the fresh air and horse back riding and coffee and wifi and friends and Mexican food and hippies. So please, don’t hesitate to give me a call or a text if you wanna catch up before I head back out into an area of low communication!

My sister Kara and I horse back riding through the forest!

Zachary Gately
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Illegal Activities

As I’ve said before, it is illegal to take public photos here in Chad. This is much more enforced in the capital but with the advent of the camera phone, it is increasingly difficult to control. I just dropped of the SMs last week and while there managed to snap a few illegal shots. You can either see them below or view them at zgately.com.

Camels on the bus ride up to NDJ.

Center memorial of NDJ

More center memorial.

And more…

On the way to the market.

Second big storm. You can see the dust/rain line. Pretty intense!

Zachary Gately
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+235 91122492

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Kelo, Tchad
Africa

Photo updates!

Caught in the rain in our makeshift umbrella.

This is what happens when the moto stops in the rain!

Our most of a group shot at the welcome to Béré sign.

Diana practicing her selfies at lunch time.

Post-rain view of Netteburgs’ house and awesome tree.

Zachary Gately
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+235 91122492

L’Hopital Adventiste de Béré
ATTN: Zachary Gately
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Kelo, Tchad
Africa

Visual Update Encore!

Here is a nice spectrum of what has happened in the last month or so….

It was awesome to have my mom here for a month! We did the Tchadian thing of having matching family outfits. Diana and Raisa where so happy to hang out with my mom!

For Johnny’s 22 Birthday, we played a great round of four-square.

Here Johnny is lecturing the quartier of Tcha-Asse on Maternal Health and Breast Feeding.

I have begun a garden. Let me tell you, if I did not have that rototiller, I would not have a garden.

Diana is now beating Josh at arm wrestling. Don’t mess with those Tchadian women.

Charis’s cat Mac had kittens on Sunday but she was too young and they all died. At least she still has all those motherly hormones and is being uncharacteristically nice.

This is the biggest threat to peace and quiet in Bere. Meet Lyol.

I am teaching Naomi both what a selfie and a duck face are while we wait at the chief’s house.

Zachary Gately
zchgtly@gmail.com
zgately.com
+235 91122492

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