The ASAPH Brass Band was live on Facebook this past Friday. That was a great experience. I have done ASAPH concerts where I show video of the band. I have posted video recordings, but the live event was quite a success. We had church members from CLC tuned in. We had former WFL missionaries tuned in. It was exciting for a band that has yet no play 100 miles from home.
We scheduled the event for a small family get-together at my mom's place. They were watching and listening as we played a few songs. The others responded to a message I had posted that same day. Who knew it would be of interest to so many people?
Haitians here in town and far away tuned in to watch the video. We watched the numbers go from 3 to 100, to 400, to 900. The next morning we were at over 1000 people who had 'received' the video. Several hundred had actually watched at least a portion. That's amazing.
We are planning new events...with no dead time at the beginning. ; )
Technology has made this world seem small. I can't help but remember the days when I would ride a vehicle for 90 minutes to the city of Cayes in search of a telephone to call home. It was a different time. Now we do video calls from inside my house.
We thank ASAPH sponsors for making these things possible. With funds budgeted by the board of directors, we now have a fiber optic cable that brings the outside world right here.
We look forward to being live again soon. Keep your eyes and ears open!!!
More About The Goats
A mother goat with her twins has been hanging out around my place. I put up a sign. I sent messages to the owner. She has fallen into my trash hole about 10 times now. I don't think she falls. She eats in there and then waits for people to come rescue her. It's a good deal for a hungry goat. A few times the kids have been in there with her.
I reinforced the fence of the west side of my yard. We bought 2x4's and split them to make posts. We cemented them into the ground and screwed sheets of tin onto them. It's an attractive barrier, if I may say so. But that leaves three more sides to the yard.
The south side is now the week part. This week we'll have it strengthened by adding the wire fencing that the tin replaced. We've filled in holes on the east side already and one hole on the north side. I put an elastic thing on the gate so that it doesn't ever hang open.
SO, I've done about as much as a guy can do. The little goats have been inside the yard once or twice. They are so small they can pass through the tiniest of holes. And they are cute. I scoop them up and 'drop' them over the fence.
I found out goats don't eat marigolds. My two marigold plants are untouched...by goats. Kids have stripped them once or twice, but not the goat kids...the human ones.
Our plan is to plant a section of ground in front of the western fence. You can't have goats visiting young plants. We shall see who wins.
Missionary in Haiti.