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  1. Heather! I absolutely love your blogs! Thanks for doing this — and I will keep you in my prayers! God will surely use you there in Niger! Trust him for each day — and for each moment. He is always with you to lead and guide you. (I’ll pray for your family, too – as I am sure they will miss you!)

  2. Joyce, thanks so much for reading my blog and even more gratitude for the well wishes and prayers. I fully believe I am headed in the right direction, but I really appreciate all the support. And thanks for the prayers for my family. That means the most to me. Hope all is well for you!

  3. Hi, Heather
    Just found your blogs through Face Book. Great reading! since my husband and I are invited to Niger with staging date of Oct. 18, 2010. We are an older couple so you may feel that your grandparents have joined the Peace Corps. Hopefully, we will get to meet you at some point. We just read about the unrest in your village and are keeping our fingers crossed that the situation clears up so that you can proceed with your dream.

    We will follow your blogs and are very interested in your adjustment to a new world and work. We are trying to learn basic Hausa with the audio and written material sent by Peace Corps but know it will be an ongoing challenge. How is the language part for you??? Do you speak French? We do not, and have been told by a few people that learning some Hausa is what we need to do at this point. Best of everything to you and we are really impressed with your stories. Can’t wait for the next chapter. Judy and Dave Smith,

  4. Hi Heather,
    My husband and I are applying for the Peace Corps. We read about Stephanie in the local newspaper and thought we’d search for more information. I came across your blog; and, even though the circumstances in which we’ve found your blog are somber, I must say that it has been a pleasure to read about your experiences. I hope you find strength during this difficult time and peace in knowing you are making a difference. I look forward to reading more. Thank you for your posts! Hope

  5. Thank you for you thoughts about Stephanie. She was a close friend of my son, Ryan McBride, and your kind, insightful words helped me understand why Ryan is so devastated.

    Please have a safe journey……I don’t know you personally but your “spirit” shines in your writing.

    Linzel McBride

  6. Heather, I hope you’re feeling better now and not quite so homesick. Over the next 4 months, I will be shipping some balls, teddy bears, frisbees, and other things over to Niamey. Valerie is then going to divide them up between the remaining 29 volunteers that Stephanie trained with in Niger. I hope you all enjoy them, as well as the kids. They were supposed to go to Stephanie once she got settled in Zinder, so the gifts hold even a more special place in my heart. Love to you and all of the other volunteers in Niger. Kathy Chance Bogner

  7. Hello Heather,
    I am one of Ms. Bierle’s, World Geography students. I wanted to say that I really think it’s cool what your doing and traveling Africa. I read a couple of your blogs and found them very descriptive and entertaining. My question for you is, Niger just like you excepted and if it wasn’t what did you find different? Please e-mail me back when you have time.
    I hope you enjoy your stay and learn many new things.
    Madison Rodriguez

  8. Please don’t think you will never return to Niger. I was in PC in Mali in 76-78. I returned in 2008. It wasn’t the same, but it was a return. Many things will happen over the years that you could never predict. (If you don’t believe that, look at Egypt.) Your Niger friends will remember you. If you WANT to return to Niger, you will. As with all PC things, it will take patience. Go on with your life. Find other things that fit with your PC ideals. You are an RPCV. Nothing will change that. Now find the path for you. (After more than 30 years, I intend to do PC again.) You will find your path.

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