Just a few of the videos that I (Woody Collins) have taken While Serving in Congo.
I (Woody Collins) was asked to serve at the Methodist Presbyterian Hostel (MPH) Guesthouse for 30 days (Sep 6 to Oct 5, 2019). The manager, Cindy was still recovering in the states from an illness. The job was more demanding and complex then I expected. It's a lot of work that goes on behind the curtains (behind the frontdesk).
I'm back from my forced internet diet! The Congolese government asked the mobile phone not working too stop all internet and SMS service. I'm fine. The mobile internet and SMS were blocked from Dec31, 1200 hours to Jan19, 2400 hours. #Internet #Congo #SMS
I take a moto across town in the mornings. Since we used 3-4 drivers exclusively, it only takes a call. Also, we use them to run errands to pick up grocery items, supplies or other commodities. Then a call in the evening for the ride home. #Congo #Kasai #Kananga #Uber
Congolese don't eat a lot of meats and almost no diary. However, they eat peanuts when in season. But they supplement these protein sources with grubs from decaying palm trees, grasshoppers during migrating, termites, and flying ants during their season. I have tried them all. Would you try one of the exotic foods? Also what exotic non-meat have you eaten? Leave your answers below. #Congo #Kasai #food
In an earlier video (https://youtu.be/fOUrEYbQbXU), I talked about Congo being a cash only country. So what can happen if you have no way to prove payment for services or goods? Yep, you can be take advantage of. I think that's why I don't my passport and visa to date. #Congo #cash #problems
I have never had malaria in Congo which is a malaria endemic country. Thousands of children for annually and millions of adults are sick from malaria. I grateful for the preventative measures I use. One, I sleep under an insecticide treated bed net. Two, I take an anti-malaria medicine (Doxycycline) daily. And three, I used mosquito repent at night while sitting around. As I prepare for shooting this video, Bowayi, a Congolese friend stopped by and brought me some raw peanuts and fresh corn. I'm grateful!
Update from the Kananga. I recap the highs and LOWS of the week. The pastor at church asked where I had been the last 2-3 Sundays. Tuesday, I paid Immigration $100 for another letter to explain they had my passport. Wednesday, another thief from the house. Thursday and Friday, I was on stakeout at the house when on the thief to return. Saturday, we went to a local restaurant for river fish of the day.