For those who haven't heard, N'Djamena just became a victim of international terrorism. Boko Haram, a terrorist organization based in Maiduguiri, Nigeria, crossed into Tchad last week and orchestrated twin suicide bombings, killing 29, wounding hundreds and striking fear into the hearts of many, causing them to seek out what could protect them, for some the Koran, for others the Bible, and for a great number, whatever spirits they feel can do them the most good.
I want to thank you for your prayers. We covet them. I know there are many families and individuals who pray for us daily.
The bombs went off in places we have been to dozens of times. My colleague, Dr Odeï, was scheduled to be there at that moment, applying for his passport. Due to a last-second cancellation, he wasn't there. Two other volunteers were driving away when the bombs exploded. They heard them and saw the smoke.
This is real, but we remain optimistic. Optimistic security will now be at an all-time high. Optimistic Boko Haram will go back into its cowardly hiding. Optimistic Boko Haram will soon be annihilated. Optimistic God hasn't brought us this far not to have us finish the work He's set before us. Optimistic God will continue to protect us. Optimistic this will all not matter soon enough, and we will be on our way to a better home than even America can provide.