Monday, June 26, 2006


I mentioned last week that we are getting busy, but Liberia is getting busier and it is exciting to watch. Partial electricity has been returned to parts of downtown Monrovia with more to come, and they are talking about running water as well. The UN just lifted timber sanctions against Liberia and it looks like diamond mining sanctions will be lifted shortly as well. This will pave the way for more economic development. The Truth and Reconciliation Comission was just launched to hopefully bring some measure of healing and justice to the country. Charles Taylor is in the Hague, getting ready to stand trial before the World Court. UN General Secretary Kofi Annan will be here next week to keep international attention on the country.

I don't have any pics of all that stuff, but I do have a few more of the Reeds being busy. Stay tuned!

Noah, with his bird buddy. He fed it for a few days until it could fly and then released it. He's got a few animal pals...

...and a few of his human buddies, Obadiah, Chokon and the ever-present Enoch.

Renita tutoring 17 year old Trokon, as he prepares to go back to school after not being able to for three years...

... and being entertained by Apple.

Hannah with two of her girl pals-- Rachel and Odelle.

...and with some boys pals-- here Geeba, Togar and Samson.

Yers Trooly directing Obadiah, Geeba and Enoch in something he's never done before-- build a dog house.

My Conflict, Trauma and Peacebuilding class-- I had a great time teaching these peacemakers.